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LA Pho in Shanghai? Pho’ Sho!

LA Pho in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - L.A PHO Finding good, authentic Vietnamese pho has been surprisingly challenging in Shanghai, a city full of amazing food from seemingly all other parts of the world.  When L.A Pho opened up in Star Live Mall in Hongqiao and I heard whispers of the best pho in Shanghai, I had to see for myself.  I jumped on the train and trekked out to the Hongqiao area. While there are (...)

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Laurel Hardware / Brunch, WeHo Style

Laurel Hardware West Hollywood Brunch @ HeySesame.com Hey Sesames!  This is Amy, posting together with Ellen from LA for the first time!!!  Cheers!!!!! Patios and Brunch go hand in hand.  My first day back in LA after a year was no exception.  After flying from SFO to LAX, Ellen picked me up and off to brunch we went in West Hollywood, to meet all of my best friends that I haven't seen since (...)

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Daily Life / Top 6 Beauty Essentials

Top 6 Year Round Beauty Essentials @ HeySesame.com Here are 6 of my favorite beauty staples that I keep going back to year round!  No matter the weather, these babies have stuck by me through the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Together, they keep my eyes, lips, face, hair, skin and pearly whites in tip top shape.  Sometimes, they're the stuff you instantly spray or rub on for beauty emergencies, other times they're little slices of (...)

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Be Mine, Sweet Honey Rice Cake

Duk3-2 Introduced to me as "Korean S'mores," these little rice cakes are as easy to make as they are to eat.  And they taste as impressive as they look!  Rice cake, also known as "duk/tteok" in Korean and "nian gao" in Chinese, is made from glutinous rice and comes in various shapes and sizes at your local Asian market.  It is very popular as a salty dish (ie. Shanghainese Stir-fried Rice Cake or (...)

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Tzatziki Dip + Avo Kale Salad

10-minute Tzatziki Dip and Avocado Kale @ HeySesame.com I love to eat, but I've never been very good in the kitchen.  At house parties, I was only helpful at simple tasks that a 5 year old could do, like placing something on top of something else.  Or mixing stuff.  I have an obsession with (eating) baked goods but can't bake a cookie to save my life.  However, as someone who has become very interested in (...)

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Farmhouse Juice To The Rescue

Farmhouse Juice in China @ HeySesame.com - Detox Juice Cleanse After a crazy week of non-stop gluttony, I needed a little detox love in my life. Before I moved to China, I was worried about giving up my favorite cold-pressed juices in San Francisco.  Cold-pressing essentially utilizes a masticating juicer that uses pressure to push out the juices as opposed to a superfast centrifugal juicer which churns up a lot of heat that kills the vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes. (...)

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Sweet & Sour / American-Style

Sweet & Sour Restaurant in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - American-style Chinese Food Sweet & Sour Restaurant in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - American-style Chinese Food In a city filled with so much delicious authentic Chinese food that I could never finish eating it all, sometimes the American in me just wants a tangy plate of sweet and sour pork.  Lemon chicken and orange beef will also do.  Lo (...)

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I Love You, Babycakes

Babycakes Cupcakes in Shanghai China @ HeySesame.com Up until a week ago, there were a few things that I thought didn't exist in Shanghai. 1) Good Pho 2) Good Air 3) Good Red Velvet Cupcakes I love cake in all forms, especially cupcakes.  But I've always been a discerning cupcake eater.  If it's not perfectly moist and luxurious, why bother eating it at all?  Back in my hometown of San Francisco, I regularly visited my favorite bakery in the Marina for my (...)

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