Foodie Friday: Panda Cake

panda cake

Panda cake: an animal-shaped moon cake I've written about mooncakes before. If you want to know their historical significance, check out my past blog post. Yes, it's time once more for the mid-Autumn Festival. This year it's happening on October 4th. I couldn't resist tasting this animal-shaped panda cake, though. It's got a traditional filling of lotus seed paste but in a super cute shape! Fun fact: I grabbed my box from a nearby Costco. That's right, now you can stock … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Panda Ice Cream Bar

panda ice cream

I don't know what's going on with the weather. It's been crazy hot recently. But fall has already started, right? (The first day of the autumnal equinox landed on September 22nd.) Nevertheless, we've been battling high temperatures (even close to 100 degrees!) in the Los Angeles area. Weird. And, of course, we don't have AC. We have windows and ceiling fans...and ice cream bars. Panda ice cream bar: ice cream in an adorable bear shape Isn't this so cute? Sure, it's just chocolate and … [Read more...]

Squishies Obsession

mantou squishy

"Look for happiness and you will find it." My kids found out about squishies in Mexico by way of Japan. Go figure. These cute (highly kawaii) guys are very squishable. You push them down, and then they rise up again. Also, they've each got a lovely fragrance. (The kids say you can make the perfume more pronounced if you keep squishies in the fridge.) Also, I love those adorable faces (see panda bun pic below!) The kids call this cutie Mantou because she's like those sweet steamed buns. And … [Read more...]

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