One of the most delicious Chinese Restaurants I have every experienced. The fresh fish and the amazing sauces will draw me back for more. My Foodie friend said this would be a culinary treat and it was a great tasting frenzy. Read More
The OCWino went on a girls trip, so McCall and myself decided to take a little jaunt to Irvine for a delicious treat!
The Sandwich Club in Irvine sells bahn mi and other asian dishes, however these girls were more interested in dessert. The specialty we drove up Laguna Canyon for is called Shaved Snow, which is shaved ice that tastes like ice cream. Topping possibilities are endless, but you can never go wrong with a little chocolate and condensed milk.
The best part of this dessert is the consistency.
It almost looks like soft dog hair, but it is icy, creamy, and melts in your mouth!
Sandwich Club is located at 2700 Alton Pkwy, Set 125 in Irvine
One of my greatest escapes when I've had a long week or weekend is to go to the I-Spa. As much as I love the luxury of The Montage, Aquaterra at the Surf and Sand, or La Quinta Spa in the desert, I have to say, the I-Spa is the queen bee. It is located in Irvine on Barranca and Jamboree across from The District.
The experience is unbelievable. At first you sweat in scrubs in Himalayan salt rooms, mud rooms, and even a calming cedar room. Cool off in the refrigerated room and finish up before your treatment with delicious Korean fare.
Now you are going to venture down into your treatments. You can't be shy here because it is necessary to strip and become completely naked. Anna, my favorite therapist, scrubs me down with a hard loofah pad for one hour and that cold cucumber mask is so refreshing. Then I get wrapped in Korean salve and get an awesome hair and scalp treatment. After rinsing off, you go down for your massage. They are standing on you, pulling at you, and treating you like a rag doll. But the intensity and the smoothness of your skin after the treatment is phenomenal. This collection of treatments is called the Gold Massage. At $130, it is the best bang for your buck for sure. Plan on spending about 4 hours enjoying the whole adventure.
The staff at I Spa is incredible and are extremely nice. However don't get shocked, or get any ideas, when the therapists come out to work on you in black bras and underwear. If anything, they are trying to get close to your level of buck nakedness.