The Little Epicurean

Jun 09 2011

Matcha Red Bean Mousse Cake

I love matcha (green tea) and adzuki (red bean).  During my semester abroad in Tokyo I ate so much green tea/red bean…my favorites included a matcha bagel with red bean from Doughnut Planet and this amazing dessert crepe with red bean and custard filling topped with matcha ice cream from some crepe truck parked next

Jun 06 2011

Macaron Monday: Taro with Coconut Caramel

I went to the Beaumont Cherry Festival yesterday expecting to get some cherries.  Instead I got a whole bunch of other goodies at Green Valley Farms, a little fruit/veggie market/stand along the way.  I came out with delicious cherries, sweet strawberries, juicy watermelon, perfect nectarines and white peaches, some corn for grilling,  unsweetened coconut for

Jun 03 2011



Yay!  Look what arrived in the mail today.  I love Amazon and their super fast prime shipping.  I am very excited about this cookbook.  I would go to Boston just to try one of Joanne Chang’s famous sticky sticky buns. Joanne Chang is a big inspiration for me.  Growing up in a predominately Asian community,

May 31 2011

Memorial Day Weekend: Yountville and St. Helena

I had an amazing four day weekend visiting my boyfriend in Napa Valley. It was bittersweet returning to St. Helena.  I had lived there for eight months while attending culinary school.  Its such a beautiful serene place full of great wine and even better food. DAY 1: Yountville and St. Helena First stop is always at

May 24 2011

Macaron Monday: Cinnamon Sugar Macarons

I had a fabulous weekend in Las Vegas.  Lots of laughs, fun, and relaxation was had.  Ate great food at Julian Serrano, Lemongrass, and American Fish at Aria.  Immensely enjoyed watching the Glee Concert wtih my boyfriend at Mandalay Bay (I cannot wait for the season finale tomorrow night).   Even won a little bit