Saturday, March 28, 2009


I went to have a dinner with my friends at "Van's Vietnamese (307 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206)". We arrived there about 6:00pm and there were many customers in the restaurant. We can get our seats but people who came there after us waited for long time. We were so lucky! I ate a "half duck ($18.99)" and my friends ate chicken and beef. The surface of duck was crispy and inside was juicy... Oh, so delicious!! I love this duck!! When I saw my duck, I thought I could not eat all of them, but I could. Also, my friends said each dish was so big but they could eat all of them. I really appreciate the menu of this restaurant.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ship Shape

I am big fan of "ALESSI (". This time I got butter case. Its shape is ship and it is very cute! I love these cute and stylish kitchen goods.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Shogun Restaurant (Japanese Restaurant)

I had JLCC( meeting at "Shogun Restaurant(". Inside the restaurant is clean and fancy. I ate "Chicken Tempura ($15.00)" and other members ate "Chicken Teriyaki", "Maki-Sushi Combo" and so on. The taste of "Chicken Tempura" was good but the surface was too crispy for me. All food were decorated cute and they looked beautiful. The service was really good. Their service made us so comfortable.
Shogun Restaurant
318 Delaware Avenue,
Delmar, NY 12054
TEL (518)729-5727

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thank you card

There is a Japanese study group for elementary and junior high school students. I teach Japanese and mathematics there as volunteer teacher. Today we had a commencement. In the morning, all students made a presentation about their interesting topic, such as "How to make Chinese characters", "Why breakfast is so important" and "How to save energy". Each student prepared their presentation and had good performances. I was so happy to see them. After their presentations, we had a ceremony. In the ceremony, some students gave a present and a thank you card to volunteer teachers. I got them. All students wrote the massage for me and I an so glad to see it.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Lunch Buffet at Karavalli

I joined the meeting of "The Capital District Gourmet Meetup (". Today's meeting was at Karavalli ( One of my Indian friends recommended me their lunch buffet, and then I was looking forward to eating good Indian foods there. Their foods were really delicious and all of them were so tasty, especially I love Tandoor chicken very much. Also, desserts were amazing. The buffet of this restaurant have many kinds and I wondered which one I eat first... I like 4 members joined this meeting. We had a attractive talking and had a good time.
The price of branch buffet (Saturday and Sunday) is $14.95 and Buffet lunch (Monday-Friday) is $10.95. In addition, they serve lunch boxes to go and their prices are $7.00-$9.00. I want to try lunch box next time!