God bless, Chelo Creamery. This wonderful creation was concocted by a new creamery out in Rowland Heights. Each Chelo Roll creation is around $6.50. This one is called the Good-Zooky, consisting of green tea matcha, red bean, and mochi. There are a variety of other flavors, one of which I want to try next time that’s made up of Dragonfruit, Jackfruit, and Chia Seeds; another that is strawberry and cheesecake; and another that is chocolate and oreos!

What sets Chelo apart is that the ice cream is formed into rolls. To make said rolls, they use a liquid form of the ice cream flavor and pour it onto a frozen coldstone. And you can watch this video to watch the magic that is Chelo ice cream (I really thought I could import the video but I was wrong LOL).

The consistency is super creamy and doesn’t melt as fast as you would assume it does. I’ll definitely be back to try more of the flavors 🙂

Can you keep a (Coldstone) secret?

If you guys follow me on snapchat, you already know that I’ve been working at Coldstone Creamery for quite a while–and in my time there, I’ve learned about and concocted a few delicious signature creations not on the official menu. So really… you’re welcome 😉

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Tpumps is my religion.

As many of you may know, I am self-proclaimed boba queen. I probably spend about $15 a week on boba. But damn, if this place was in the valley, goodbye life savings, hello lifetime supply of Tpumps. Located on Lake Ave. in Pasadena, Tpumps is in the midst of a makeshift strip mall.

No matter what I say about Tpumps, it won’t do it justice. You just have to go and try it. If you’re not much of a milk tea kind of person, fret not! You can get any flavor with a green or black tea base if milk isn’t your thing. They usually have flavor combinations for you to sample in case you don’t know what you want. But they also have a board of the Top 10 Fan Favorites. I personally love the Hawaiian POG, the Hi-Chew, and the Tropical Trio. But pictured above are flavors that were recommended to me by the workers.

Honestly, just trust them. I love Tpumps and wish I could take all my fellow boba enthusiasts on a bus trip there with me, but alas, I cannot. Sooooo I recommend you just try it yourself! There is a lot you can park in but there’s never any parking so I just pay like .25 to park on the street for 15 minutes. They’re usually super fast so you usually don’t have to put too much change, but if the line looks long, put some extra change just in case!

If you go……………………………….. bring some back for me (y)

Boiling Point til I die!11!1!

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But really…

I live for Boiling Point.

I even considered adding four of exactly the same picture angled the exact same way from different days to prove how often I will take the drive to get it.

Boiling Point, located in Pasadena (the newest location), Arcadia, and Rowland Heights are the main locations I’ll visit, but the taste is just as good at every location. The Pasadena location has a lot better customer service than the other two, mostly because they get more diverse people coming in (rather than only Asians visiting the other two).

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cause I know when that hotline bling…


This trendy photo spot is located near the Little Tokyo strip mall in a nearby plaza called Weller Court. It’s literally a hallway open to the public. If you’re walking from the American Apparel, with the AA store to your right, continue walking down the street, cross the street, and pass the entrance to the parking structure, and voila you’re there 🙂

The hallway lights continually change color so if you’re waiting for that Hotline Bling red, just wait for it… literally just wait. It’s been gaining a lot of PR lately, so don’t be surprised if you bump into fellow instagrammers trying to snap a good pic. Kendrick and I went at like 10PM when the mall was closed and there were couples trying to get pictures too HAHA

Definitely give it a passing glance if you’re in the area AND GO TRY THE DELICIOUS MOCHI AT LITTLE TOKYO OK

oiiiiiii… that’s güd

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My mouth is watering just thinking about this one. My favorite lunch/dinner spot/taking it to-go so I can sit in front of Netflix in my pajamas meal, Oi Asian Fusion. Oi is exactly what the name implies, asian fusion food. A lot of the entree options are inspired by popular Filipino, Japanese, Korean, etc. foods. Pictured above are two Pork Belly and Umami Gravy bowls, one Bibimbap, and Dynamite fries (sweet potato fries with a spicy sauce–I think it’s spicy mayo but idek).

My personal favorite and go-to is the Pork Belly and Umami Gravy… with the gravy on the side. The slices of pork belly are super tender and taste so good when dipped into the sauce… the meat is very fatty though, so if you feel an artery blockage coming on… don’t say you haven’t been warned. Nonetheless, I’m hooked and can’t be bothered to try anything else. During my first visit, I tried the Tapsilog bowl which was angus beef and a fried egg over garlic fried rice. It was good but something I could probably ask my mom to whip up someday.

Each bowl ranges around $7-9 but it’s definitely more than enough food to fill you up. This place does also serve buns for about $3-4 and they’re not too bad either! Oi is located near the Topanga mall along Canoga. Oi is definitely a hidden gem in the valley and it’s a shame it isn’t located closer to CSUN because they’d get soooo much business, but given it’s location, it’s still very busy.

It’s one of my favorite places to eat… EVER, and I actually do frequent the restaurant at least once a week, if not, every other week. I always want to introduce my friends to it because it’s just so good, the whole world has to know.

And hey, it’s even popular enough that two members of the 1975 were spotted there… so if that doesn’t say trendy, idk what does.

mmm, that’s a french ass… toast

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This scrumdiddlyumptious brunch is from the holy grail of brunch spots, Blu Jam cafe. My mouth (and eyes) are watering from just looking at this picture again hahaha.

Pictured above are the Eggwich ($12.95), the Blu Jam Benedict ($13.95), and the Crunchy French Toast ($13.95). While yes, it’s pretty pricey– IT’S. SO. DAMN. GOOD. Blu Jam gets really packed the closer you get to noon, but isn’t surprising, considering how popular it is and how good the quality of food is. The crunchy french toast is to die for. Literally. I want to be buried with this breakfast food, ok. It’s covered in cereal flakes, topped with berries, and you get to dip it in a vanilla bean syrup… UGHHHH YESSSSSSSSS.

While it’s on the more expensive side, I would definitely go here if you want a brunch with amazing food~

don’t want none unless u got buns, hun

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These yummy looking buns are from ktown’s The Bun Shop. Pictured above are the pork belly, kalbi, and the shop fries (garlic and rosemary). I personally liked the kalbi bun more than the pork belly mostly because it came with an onion ring, whereas the pork belly came with cucumbers AND I HATE CUCUMBERS. But it’s cool, I picked them out and it was still good LOLOL.

The buns are normally priced at $5 each but if you come during their Happy Hour, the buns are only $2.50 each. Happy Hour is Monday to Friday from 4-7pm, and Thursday to Saturday from 10pm-12am. They were actually so good but from what I could remember, I couldn’t even finish my third and ended up taking it home. It’s one of those foods that you think you should get more because they’re so small, but you really don’t need to… but if you want to take some home during happy hour you definitely should!

I’d definitely come back 🙂 But still have yet to~

cafe maji •ᴥ•

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This quaint cafe called Cafe Maji is located on Duarte St. in Arcadia~ It’s more of a small dessert place to visit than if you’ve got a real appetite. The drinks range from $3-$4, with the waffles and sandwiches ranging from $6-9. The drinks pictured are: the Strawberry Lemonade and the White Peach black tea and the waffle is simply called the Strawberry waffle. Each drink also comes with a free cream puff!

It’s generally very quiet at Cafe Maji as it is located on the upper level of a gym building. It’s certainly not uncommon to see a bunch of older Asian women practicing dance/ballet in the adjoining room, but it’s still very quiet and a peaceful place to study or hang out. It’s super aesthetic and the workers are very courteous and polite.

It’s honestly not something I’d recommend you take the trip for, but if you’re in the area (say… the Huntington Library *wink wink*) definitely pay it a visit!