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ryan’s place, hanford, ca

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I can’t recall ever making a post about a restaurant in my hometown. If you haven’t read the About page it will be news to you that I’m from the Central Valley. People like to ask me fun questions like – are you from Northern California or Southern California? Erm. Central. Central – where is that exactly? Like, in the center. Pull up a Google map of California, close your eyes, and aim for the center. There. That’s my adopted hometown.*†


I like to round up the High School bffs every once in awhile. It’s nice to catch up and laugh about how lame high school was and how terrible we dressed and how cool we thought we were. We don’t see each other often but it’s easy to get together and pick up right whereever we left off last.

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Written by joann

January 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm

eat eat eat all the way home

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Unless you’re a major NSync fan, the post title is strictly informative and not funny.

I had a fantastic 2 1/2 weeks at home in California. Two of those weeks I spent in Hanford with the family vegging out, eating lots, and hanging out with the brothers. Not too many new meals but lots of old favorites.

I spent 3 days in the Bay Area catching up with good friends. The grand finale there was a meal at Pho Vi Hoa. I ordered the sliced pork meal. It was as good as I remember it. (Thanks to Jane and Jlin for housing me while I was in the Bay!)


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midwest sushi in california

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Hello World!

It’s been awhile since my last entry but life has been a bit busy these days. You know, pick-up-your-life-and-move-halfway-around-the-world kind of busy. I am just shy of 3 days away from my big move to Singapore. I’m excited and sad all at the same time. One thing is for sure, this blog will have lots of yummy food gracing its pages courtesy of the fine culinary landscape that is Singapore.

Back to the present. I’m in Hanford this week enjoying some quality time with the parents and the brothers. In between the many servings of home cooked food, I ventured to the ‘No aka Fresno. (Sorry, Fresno fans.)

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Written by joann

July 18, 2008 at 9:40 pm

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