Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Reunion Over

The last of this incredible cake shows that the reunion is over. This was a mango cake made in Chinatown and was absolutely fantastic. Supposedly, the bakery goes through thousands of cases of mangos each week making these signature cakes. My aunt who just turned 91 and this was her birthday cake last on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who helped put on this reunion!

Now that the reunion is over, time for some more routine tasks to get done. While the rest of the family went to Hollywood to watch a movie, I opted to stay at the hotel and do some laundry. I'm not much of a movie person and the thought of sitting through a three hour movie didn't sound like much fun to me.

We moved to a different hotel today. From Agoura Hills to Reseda. A little bit closer to Bridget's oldest son and activities in the downtown area that the family wants to do. Across the street was an interesting Mexican restaurant and this is their taco salad with carnitas pork instead of the normal burger. Pretty tasty...

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  1. Mango cake. Everything mango tastes good but that is a new one to me. I miss the Chinese food of the west coast.

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    1. The cake really was good. Layers of cake, whipped cream and mango slices. I've had other cakes from the same bakery with strawberries but the flavor and aroma of the fresh mangos was wonderful.

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  2. Richard:

    My favourite cake here was a Mango Strawberry made by an Asian bakery. They are so light and melt in your mouth. I can nearly taste your photo

    I'm not so sure about seeing a movie either. I have a short attention span but I may have gone to further family bonding

    Not many Mexican restaurants here that's why I like them when we travel south

    bob: riding the wet coast

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    1. The best cakes seem to come from the Asian bakeries with fresh fruit. I've never had a mango-strawberry cake but I am guessing that it was one of the ones with whipped cream. Delicious.

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    2. Richard:

      Asian cakes are generally very light sort of like angel food cakes very moist and spongy-like. The mango strawberry has NO whipping cream, lots of mango and strawberry pieces on top, with a mango layer sandwich with cake. Asians use sweet dough (bit of sugar)

      bob: riding the wet coast

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  3. That mango cake looks really yummy. I am glad you are enjoying things.

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    1. The cake tasted even better than it looks!

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  4. Richard, somebody has to stay back and do the laundry ... after the cake I'm sure you were happy to be moving about (but what was the movie?)

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    1. I don't mind doing the laundry. You're right, someone has to do it.

      I believe the movie was Boyhood. Good ratings but just not interested.

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  5. I'm glad that cake is in LA, and I am here. I would surely have come back for seconds, and thirds.

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    1. Believe me, I didn't stop after a small sample!

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