Saturday, May 27, 2017

Tasty Package At Rice Bowl Restaurant

WE ARE REALLY TYPICAL CHINESE... Even in Sacramento, we look high and low for at Asian food, that is our first priority.  My sister knows where to get nice and reasonable prices meals and one of the regulars that we love to go is the Rice Bowl Restaurant.  My brother-in-law and his son do not really mind having Chinese food with us once awhile but not all the time.  But most times they do not follow us out and needless to say, we will definitely go for familiar dishes that remind us of home sweet home in Malaysia... LOL...

Rice Bowl Restaurant has family dinners that range from $26 for three dishes and so on.  Since there are seven of us, we ordered two sets of $26-for-3-dishes and that means, six dishes for $52... Good package, right?  From the menu which consist of endless dishes, we really had a hard time choosing the 6 dishes... everything seems to look good and attractive... LOL...
Creamy prawns with honey walnuts....

Variety of Greens...
Clams with black beans...
Crispy Fried Flounder Fish... 
So crispy that the bones are easily crushed...
Claypot treasures...
And an all American favourite dish...Sweet and Sour Pork ribs... 

And the bill came to around $60+
Oh yes, appetizer is free herbal soup and ended with red bean in sweet soup....
The merry lot before the dinner started....
I think it is a good deal.. must come by again some time before I leave... :)



Updating Your Garden: Where People Go Wrong


It’s common to want to enhance your garden at this time of the year. After all, summer is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to give it a boost. At the end of the day, you are going to spend a lot of time outside in the sunshine in the months to come! However, you might be surprised how many people make mistakes when it comes to sorting out their garden. And then they have to live with this regret over the coming months. Therefore, here is where people go wrong when updating their garden so you can avoid these mistakes at all costs.

Not researching about different plants first

It’s easy to go a bit plant crazy when you head to the nursery. After all, you might spot beautiful plants you think would look great in your garden. But while spontaneity is good, you do need to do some research before investing in any old plant for your garden. After all, you don’t want to end up with something which requires a ton of maintenance over the following months. Or something which could be harmful to kids or pets! After all, you don’t want to feel guilty if they get sick. Therefore, you need to ask for more information about the specific plant before you go to the till. And you should be able to find some more information online to ensure you make the right decision on plants for your yard. That way, you won’t be left living with regret.


Not hiring a professional landscaper

When you want to update your garden, it’s easy to go down the route of doing it yourself. After all, you might not want to splash out the cash on a professional. But if you are doing big updates, it can sometimes be worth it. After all, if you lay the paving down yourself, it might end up going wrong. And you could end up with an uneven patio. Also, you might end up making the garden look overcrowded. After all, you might not have the best skills to landscape it properly. Therefore, you should hire a professional landscaper who can ensure the garden looks fantastic. And before signing on the dotted line, make sure you read online about the top 10 qualities to seek in a landscaping company. That way, you know you are picking the right one for the job.


Not making it family friendly

It’s also important to make sure the garden is perfect for your family. After all, a lot of people make the mistake of thinking more about how it looks rather than the safety aspect. But then if something happens to their kid, they are left living with regret. Therefore, you need to make sure that the features in the garden are family friendly. For example, if you put a pond in the yard, ensure there is a fence around it to keep your little ones safe. And you need to ensure there is a good fence in the garden to ensure privacy for the sake of your family.


And remember to think about features which will be good for winter too. After all, you want a garden which you can use all year round.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Shopping At Livermore And Dinner At Oakland

ON THE WAY TO SAN FRANCISCO, we stopped at Livermore Outlet Stores..  This is the first time I visited this outlet and I am very impressed.  So many stores to go in and out and yet so little time!  I don't know it is a good thing or not, a blessing in disguise?  Cos within 2 hours, I have spent quite a bit at just two stores... Abercrombie and Hollister (2 in 1) and Fossil.  We did not even have time to look into other stores, oh my goodness.... and time was so limited, just two hours and that was it... we have to proceed to San Francisco and it was almost 5pm by then.

On the way back to Sacramento, we had our dinner at Oakland and by the time we reached home, it was almost 10pm... thus the late post such as this.... LOL...
Just managed to conquer two stores only...
What a defeat or perhaps it is a blessing in disguise.. 
LOL...
One of the watches I could not resist buying...
Asian Pearl... food was served in Big Portions.... 

Marpoh Beancurd...
I like this Peking Ribs... sweet and tasty!
Chicken with ginger.....
Chow Mein...
Happy Diners... 
Oh the bill came to around $60... 
More expensive than in Sacarmento no doubt...
but then... we are tourists after all....



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