I have had this place bookmarked for YEARS and I was so glad that I finally got the chance to try them.
It’s not a retail store with cookies on display but they do allow walk-ins; you would have to choose from whatever they have available at the time and sometimes they sell out so it is probably good to call before heading over.
If you call a few hours ahead during nonpeak days, they may be able to prepare the cookies you want! Shhh!
this is where you pick up the cookies. (it is their HQ.)
this is the stairway that leads to their offices/pick-up location/kitchen.
love the handmade hat box. perfect for gifting.
peanut butter chocolate
couture (changes seasonally)
white chocolate macadamia nut cranberry
red velvet chocolate brownie
vegan gluten-free chocolate chip
chocolate bing cherry (Spielberg’s fave!)
These DeLicious DeLuscious cookies are available for pick-up, hand delivery, and they even ship internationally.
I also like that they also do a lot of charity events; they give back to the community.
My faves: chocolate chip, cinnamon brûlée, chocolate bing cherry. They are crispy around the edges and chewy in the center. The bing cherry surprisingly goes well with the chocolate.
Owner, Lydia Shayne, is a self-taught baker who takes pride in her cookies. She does not use preservatives and uses the best ingredients possible in these hand-crafted cookies. FYI, the bing cherries used the the chocolate bing cherry cookie are from washington. She also creates her own blend of quinoa and rice flours for the gluten-free options.
I will definitely be back to try more of their flavors.
When I think of Crustacean’s, I think of their famous roast crab & garlic noodles.
If you don’t know already, the An Family owns multiple restaurants in SoCal & SF. Their first restaurant, Thanh Long, which I have been to, is located in the Outer Sunset.
I was excited to attend this event to watch Chef Helene An cook something up in front of our eyes… And also because I was secretly hoping that she would cook us up some garlic noodles. Hehe.
Here is the menu of the items from her new cookbook that she previewed with us.
Part of the spread, all from the cookbook.
[top left cw: Vietnamese chicken coriander cabbage salad, caramelized salmon, coconut spare ribs, filet mignon shaken beef]
They brought out so many extra dishes besides the ones that were listed.
[above are from the actual restaurant menu: crab puffs & jumbo prawn wontons]
We had a lot to eat! That’s a very Asian thing, which I L O V E.
In most Asian households, there are alwaysleftovers; no one ever leaves hungry.
My favorite dish was this FRENCH ONION PHO WITH BEEF RAVIOLI. The mini bone marrow added richness to each bite. The broth tasted super clean. This is definitely not your average pho. I am going to try and recreate this dish from the cookbook, one of these days!
My Second favorite dish from the cookbook was probably this SPICY CHICKEN & SHRIMP RAMEN IN COGNAC XO SAUCE. If you know me, you know I NEED spice in my life.
And just when I thought, they weren’t going to bring out the garlic noodles….
The book is written by Chef Helene An & one of her daughters, Jacqueline An. I had the pleasure of meeting both of them and they were really nice! They personally signed each book, which I thought was very thoughtful.
She was really tired, but I had to bother her for this selfie.
[A photo of Chef Helene and I with THE Dog Filter.]
I loved listening to the An sisters, sharing their family’s story and memories associated with the food that inspired them. You, too, can read about their stories in their cookbook.
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This month features snacks from Sweden, France, Thailand, Spain, and Portugal.
I really liked the Thai Taro Chips. They are baked, not fried. The chips had a super crispy texture with a slightly sweet and buttery taste; something that I found addicting. The buttery-ness comes from the palm oil that they use. Let me know which was your fave!