Growing up, I really enjoyed lasagna (go figure). It’s a major comfort food for me for sure. I just loved the gooey ricotta cheese on mixed with the meat and noodles… not to mention the slightly crispy edges! Whenever my mom served lasagna for dinner, I would always take the end pieces. For having it so much in my childhood, you might be surprised that I never had a homemade lasagna. They were always the ones that were frozen and you just heat up in the oven. I didn’t feel deprived when I was a child; I just thought it was normal to not make lasagna from scratch. Who wants to spend the time to make it? It seems so laborious.
Apple pie is just one of those desserts that I either really love or just can have a couple bits of. You might think that sounds a bit crazy, but you’ll find out why very soon. So you know there are, at least in my books, two types of pie eaters: one who loves the filling and one who loves the crust.
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!
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.
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.
This past weekend, I took another trip to Las Vegas. There was lots of fun to be had. Family came because we were there for a wedding. It was an intimate wedding with close friends and immediate family. I enjoyed it. But I’m not here to talk about the wedding; I’m here to discuss the food that I ate while I was in Vegas.
First stop: Serendipity of course! When we first landed, we were starving. I instantly said we should eat at Serendipity. I swear, they have the best french fries and deep-fried oreos. I would have ordered the deep-fried oreo sundae again, but we agreed that we should try something different. This time, we ordered the Jackpot Sundae (or so I think it’s called). It is basically dark chocolate ice cream and strawberry ice cream with strawberry and chocolate syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream.
I enjoyed this sundae very much, but it was quite rich and we weren’t able to finish it all. I’m sorry jackpot sundae, but you made us full to quickly.
Pink’s Hot Dogs
I wanted to go here when I visited Vegas back in March, but we just didn’t have enough time to walk all the way down to Planet Hollywood for these dogs. This time, since we stayed in a closer hotel, we were able to enjoy the beauty that is Pink’s.
I ordered the chili dog, since it was the most popular one. It was also my first time having a hot dog with chili on it too. That was a mistake. I found out that I am not a big fan of chili. So while the hot dog was delicious, the chili on top was not (to me at least). Next time I come here, I am ordering what I am familiar with… just a plain hot dog.