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TO MY FRIEND NAWA!!

I can’t believe I didn’t post this sooner, but a friend made my dream of having a forever-lasting sweet potato come true earlier this year! It’s of my absolute favorite kind, so you can see where she got her name from (Okinawa).

This unexpected and thoughtful gift is easily one of the best things I’ve ever received ^____^ Do any of you have food buddies? Feel free to share below!

Boba Time

My favorite boba place in SoCal!

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Sweet Potato Smoothie

And no, I am not biased towards this place just because they have sweet potato smoothie. Their sweet potato smoothie actually tastes just like the ones I make at home hehe ^__^

I like how big their menu is and that they provide pictures of almost everything on their website. Not only can you order drinks such as milk tea, iced tea, coffee, and smoothies, but you can also get frozen yogurt, shaved ice, and shaved snow! I have yet to try their desserts, but one thing I can tell you for sure is that their drinks are consistently good. I guarantee you’ll find something you’ll like here!


Boba Time
Multiple locations in Socal

Little Green Cyclo

I can’t say anything about this Vietnamese food truck’s main menu items (like their banh mi and garlic noodles) because I haven’t tried them, but I recommend getting their tater tots:

Sweet Potato Tater Tots w/ Spicy Mango Ketchup

Sweet Potato Tater Tots w/ Spicy Mango Ketchup

I know you’re saying in that head of yours ‘it woulddd be sweet potato...’
Don’t lie.

I didn’t make this post just to share my love for them.

Orrrr did I?
That..
You will never know hehe.

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Sweet Potato Smoothie

A sweet potato smoothie? Say whaaat?

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It may sound strange to you, but I think it’s one of the best drinks evaaaaa. It’s really easy to make too! (more…)

Okinawan Sweet Potatoes

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Also known as Hawaiian sweet potatoes, these purple jewels are zeeee best. Like other sweet potatoes, they have high nutritional value. (more…)

Kiraku

Kiraku, an izakaya located in Berkeley, literally means ‘to relax.’ As its name suggests, this Japanese tapas restaurant provides a casual place for people to come and relax after a long day with a wide range of food and drinks.

Tsukemono Sampler: Spicy Jellyfish, Tako Wasa, Seared Spicy Cod Roe

Tsumami Sampler: Spicy Jellyfish, Takowasa, Seared Spicy Cod Roe

Service was very good before we even ordered our food. The moment we were seated, we were given warm towels to wipe our hands before the meal.

This tsumami sampler was a nice way to start our meal and stir up our appetite. (more…)

Did You Know?

That Korea has a surplus of sweet potatoes?

You can find them everywhere!! Literally. Everywhere. And I love it ohhh man, do I love it. Even reading the word “sweet potato” on a menu makes me happy, so I was ecstatic to see it in so many places in Seoul!

To give you a look at what Korea has to offer:

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Danish

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Danish

Looking at pictures from my trip there a couple years ago makes me wanna go back so badly.. (more…)

Something You Should Know About Me…

is that I loooove sweet potatoes! If I were to choose only one food to have for the rest of my life, it would be sweet potatoes without a doubt (sushi comes in a close second, though). I can eat them hot or cold, with the skin on or off, and in any shape or form. Not only are they versatile and taste amazing, but they are healthy too! Benefits include:

  • Vitamin A, which strengthens the body’s immune system and keeps skin healthy.
  • Vitamin B6, which fights against homocysteine, a chemical that has been linked to degenerative diseases. B6 plays an important role for proper nerve function as well.
  • Vitamin C, which ensures healthy bone and tooth formation. It also helps with digestion, heals wounds, produces collagen, lowers stress levels, and protects the body against cancer-related toxins.
  • Vitamin D, which helps with energy levels and moods. It is essential for a healthy heart, nerves, skin, thyroid, and bone and tooth formation.
  • Fiber, which normalizes bowel movements, lowers cholesterol levels, and helps regulate blood glucose levels.
  • Iron, which provides energy, red and white blood cell production, and decreased stress levels.
  • Magnesium, which alleviates constipation and prevents stress, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and diabetes.
  • Potassium, which lowers blood pressure and ensures proper function of the brain, central nervous system, and the heart.
  • Sporamins, which reduce the effects of aging and disease.
  • Batatosides, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Cyanidins and Peonidins, which reduce health risks from heavy metals.
  • Manganese, which generates energy and stabilizes appetite.

Need I say more? They truly are the perfect food!! (and the purple ones are my absolute favorite)

Despite all the ways they can be prepared, there is nothing, and I repeat NOTHING, more alluring than a baked sweet potato fresh out of the oven, whose skin peels off to reveal a beautifully caramelized golden brown interior, oozing with natural nectar and filling the room with its heavenly aroma..

Yes, I’m crazy about them.

Know any sweet potato dishes that I need to try? Or simply share the same love for them as I do? Feel free to leave me a comment!