Crème Brúlée Recipe

Crème Brúlée Recipe
What you need:
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Serves 6 people
2 cups heavy cream (organic and local brands are usually higher in butterfat)
1 vanila bean(if you substitute for extract- which I don’t recommend-  add it after the cream has been heated)
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp mascarpone cheese optional
1- Preheat oven at 300F.
2- In a pan add the heavy cream and vanilla bean with the seeds scraped out. Over medium heat let them come to almost a full boil, as soon as it rises to the top of the pan turn it off immediately, and put the lid in the pan. Let it steep for 10 minutes.
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3- Meanwhile whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow.
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4- Re-heat the heavy cream and whisking constantly add it to the egg yolk mixture to temper it.
5- Pour the Crème in a shallow ramekin or any glass or ceramic container. Fill them only 1.5 inches up.
6- Place them inside a baking pan and fill the baking pan with hot water enough to cover half way up of the Crème (bain marie).
7- Bake them for approximately 45 minutes or until if feels set to your touch. If the top looks puffed up you overbaked them. Let it cool at room temperature and then you can store your Crème Brúlée for up to 2 days in your refrigerator.
Before serving:
8- 1 tbsp of sugar on top of each  Crème Brúlée and burn the top with the torch.
Serve cold or at room temperature. The Brúlée maintains its crunchiness for 1 hour only.

Sala Thai 2 Fremont

This Thai restaurant is a hidden jam.

Must get their crispy fish with garlic sauce- extremely crunchy!

We started off with papaya salad- my favorite. I get this salad at all the thai restaurants I go to because each place has their own unique style/ taste.

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Shrimp in a sleeping bag

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The BEST on the menu- Crispy fish


The Basil Chicken


Shrimp Pad Thai


Their Green Curry was creamy and rich.

After all that food, we were too full for dessert…

Sterling Winery Calistoga

Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers panoramic views of Napa Valley. An aerial tram carries visitors up the hill to the winery, whose architecture was modeled after that of the Greek island of Mykonos, where Sterling founder Peter Newton once lived. The brilliant white stucco stands out dramatically against the rugged Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges that flank each side of Napa Valley. Mount Saint Helena makes a lovely distant backdrop.


Napa Valley Tasting Tour

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Alexander’s Steakhouse Cupertino

Always a pleasure to visit Alexander’s Steakhouse. They use finest ingredients and service is amazing.


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popcorn crab is crispy and the crab is fresh inside.


must get: Hamachi Shots! (no alcohol included)

Hamachi will melt in your mouth…



Filet Mignon – I like it medium rare.


New Zealand Bluenose Sea Bass with water chest nut,cucumber, jalapeno, PEI mussels


This Uni Fried rice is my favorite to go sides. Uni, pork belly, ginger, mushrooms and quail egg… wowDSC01137

Creme Brulee. Different from other creme brulee- this one is made with pumpkin maple custard.


This dessert is called interstellar. Isn’t it pretty? Malt ice cream, coconut macaroon, almond and dark chocolate namelaka