Gäbi Coffee & Bakery has to be one of the cutest, most well-thought out café in town. Nestled in a Chinatown lot, this spot boasts Asian- and French-inspired confections and pastries with tea service or coffee. The unique interior design also translates to their dinnerware and glassware. Once you step in, you’re transported to the dreamiest Korean-style coffee shop that you can only find in K-dramas.
Every corner has a surprise and the attention to detail is something I’ve never seen or experienced before, especially in a coffee shop. Books line all the walls and even under the bar at the front of the space. Vines and birdcage seats are spread around. Each seat and table is different from the rest. It’s like you’ve walked into a vintage garden but instead of English tea service, you’re served trendy Korean desserts.
Since it opened, Gäbi Coffee & Bakery has become a staple for Instagrammers, foodies, and just anyone who wants to have coffee or tea in a gorgeous, trendy space.
Where is the prettiest coffee shop you’ve ever visited?
I love food. I really mean it. I LOVE FOOD. And one of my favorite cuisines is Korean food. I love the depth of flavor, the spiciness, the certain umami in every dish. Two years ago, I had the pleasure of helping host the grand opening of my favorite Korean BBQ spot in Las Vegas, 8oz Korean Steakhouse.
Everything about this place is KBBQ heaven. Their set meals come at an affordable price but offer high-quality ingredients. And here’s the best part—they cook it for you. 8oz Korean Steakhouse is the best KBBQ spot in town because of their incredible food, amazing prices, and for the fact that they cook the meat for you.
Aside from the set meal selection, they also offer a wide range of banchan. My favorites are the fish cakes, pickled radish, kimchi, and bean sprouts. Ugh, I’m already salivating as I’m writing this…. Oh, forgot to mention that the mashed potatoes with corn is really good and so is the steamed egg! They also have addictive seafood pancakes and kimchi pancakes. I can eat those all day. The cheese fondue is made on the grill. It’s to die for!
Whenever I eat at 8oz, I always make it a point to have their mangotinis AND soju. I’m obsessed with how refreshing the mango martinis are and the sweetness balances the spiciness of KBBQ. They also carry my favorite Chumchurum brand of soju and I usually get the peach. At other places, the peach soju is almost always sold out. But not at 8oz!
Here’s a candid of me showing you how I feel about the seafood pancake.
Cheers! Go check out 8oz Korean Steakhouse here. You won’t regret it.
I had the opportunity to dine at The Black Sheep, a modern Vietnamese fusion restaurant I’ve been eyeing for quite a while now. I came in expecting an amazing array of food on their menu, and let me tell you, they did not disappoint. In fact, The Black Sheep exceeded my expectations. The food was absolutely divine!
I loved how everything on the menu had a bit of an Asian flair. They had melt-in-your-mouth pork belly, crispy Vietnamese imperial rolls, pickled vegetables, octopus in curry sauce, spicy tamarind chicken wings, and one of my personal favorites of the night, beef crisps (reminiscent of Filipino chicharrón)…. And the selection goes on.
I joined Style Collective a little over a month ago. If you’re not familiar, Style Collective is a community of boss babes empowering and inspiring other boss babes. It’s a girl boss tribe, and I’m completely in love with the community. It opened so many new friendships and networks for me. I never thought I’d meet so many Vegas bloggers who I look up to. And now, we brunch together.
We had the pleasure of brunching at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo. Morels was one of the best brunches I’ve had so far, and I brunch with friends almost every week. The service was phenomenal, and we loved that our table was well taken care of. Constant refills on our drinks and incredible food. The turkey hash, bananas foster pancakes, and mushroom and gruyere crepe are personal favorites, and I’ll be coming back for them soon!
I was being a bum, laying around my bedroom in various positions while watching my favorite shows for hours, and I haven’t ingested anything but a detox tea I drank earlier that morning. It was about 2 PM already, so I was so starved! This was literally the first time in a couple months that I finally had a day to myself (almost like the calm before the storm that will ensue later this month and into my birth month, June). Why am I always so busy then get so bored on my one day off?!
I’m not all that big on super spicy chili since it always tasted a bit heavy to me, but I started to really get into it when I made this for Luke. I added a lot of spices and some fresh rosemary to lighten up the chili. Watch the video to learn how to make this amazing chili with crispy bacon, smoked kielbasa, and gruyere.
Japanese Curry Rice is an absolute necessity in my life. I love all kinds of curry, but Japanese curry rice is the one that never fails to hit the spot because of the warm and comforting flavors of this dish. It holds a special place in my heart, and Luke’s in love with it, too. This version of Japanese curry is made with chicken breast because I wanted to show that not all Japanese curry is fattening and loaded with calories. You can substitute the meats with leaner cuts of chicken, beef, or pork, and it will all work out. Trust me. (Note: I’ll be making a Japanese Curry Rice recipe made from scratch in the future, so stay tuned for that!)
Watch the video to see how I make this delicious and easy weeknight meal.