Have you ever watched the show, DC Cupcakes, on TLC? I remember when it first aired in 2010. It was interesting to see how they build their big projects with a whole bunch of cupcakes. I must admit that it is a pretty clever idea, but I think it doesn’t look as good as a whole cake (such as in Cake Boss on TLC).
Continuing on to my trip to SoCal months and months ago… I had such a blast. It was my first road trip with just my dad and it was pretty fun. We didn’t have the greatest relationship when I was younger. But now that I’m older, and somewhat wiser, we can bond. Do things together. Eat. Talk. And just… bond. You know… that kind of deal.
My last trip to SoCal was very productive, in regards to being a foodie. I had so many delicious sweets and meals (yes, sweets come first!) that I didn’t get to try all that I wanted to when I was there. I guess I’m just lucky enough to even try these places. I shall go back and try something different when I have the chance.
Living in the Bay Area has some perks. There are quite a few good places to eat. I haven’t explored too much, but I plan to! I enjoy eating my meals at home just because it’s cheaper and you can do anything you want while eating. Watch movies or TV shows. Read magazines or books. But it’s always nice to sit down with people you care about in a different environment… like this restaurant.
Le Moose is a Thai and crepe place. I found out about this place because it’s right next to my favorite Korean fried chicken place. The restaurant has an open kitchen, meaning you can see them make the food.
Even though my mind was set on ordering a crepe, I decided to go with Pineapple Fried Rice. I saw that on the menu, and knew that I just had to get that. Who knew pineapples can taste great in fried rice?!
But no worries, I also tried the Chicken Pesto crepe. It is their most popular crepe. I’m not sure how I feel about this crepe. I have had it twice so far, and there’s nothing too special about it. I feel like I can just make it at home and it would taste the same. But nonetheless, it was still very satisfying.
And for dessert, I chose the strawberry nutella crepe. I love how they did not skimp on the strawberries. They were warm, soft, and juicy, just a how strawberries should be. The nutella was a nice touch for the crepe with strawberries.
I really enjoy this cafe because they have good quality food and they have really tasty desserts. Definitely a place to go back to try more things on the menu because they are likely all good!
M- told us about this tourist attraction. She said everyone who goes to Portland goes to Voodoo Doughnut. It’s quite funny though, because she’s lived there for 10 years and she just recently went here for the first time. She went with W- and I to here for her second time.
I would suggest going to their website and deciding what you want because the menu is so tiny!
Yes, I have a clear picture of the menu, but you can’t read it when you are at the back of the shop!
Voodoo gets extremely popular apparently too!
I don’t know how true it is, but M- said that for all of the ten years she’s lived in Portland, she has yet to try half of the restaurants in the area. It shows how much variety of food Portland has to offer, and that is what I love about this city.
The next night, we all decided that we would try a different cuisine. M- loves Cuban food, so we decided to go to Pambiche. She said if she could, she’d eat here every single day. At first I thought she was crazy, but after trying their food, I am a new fan of Cuban food.
After having a delicious lunch at Dick’s Kitchen, we all decided that we were craving cupcakes. It was quite a coincidence really that we ate dessert here. What I have been doing lately before I go on these mini trips is look for a good cupcake or bakery in the area. The one I stumbled upon was Saint Cupcake. I didn’t tell M- that I wanted to go this place yet, but her friend C- was craving cupcakes and the place that we happened to go was Saint Cupcake.
This past holiday weekend was spent in Portland… Keep Portland Weird, as they say. I’ve done lots for having only been there for two days. When I say lots, I mean lots of eating. Yes, indeed. I was shown around by a Portland native of all the places she loves to eat at.
I had an early flight that Saturday morning and arrived at Portland around 10am. I was starving when I finally got to M-‘s house where I was staying for my time in Portland. After I got settled in, we were hungry. She named all these places that we can eat at, and we landed on Dick’s Kitchen first.