Restaurant week, greeneggs cafe and ramen!

So last week I was in Philadelphia, the city of brotherhood. Or something. HAHHAA I lived there previously for a year, and attended the most awful catholic middle school. The only good thing that came out of that experience was the ever lasting friendship made through those awful experiences. So overall kind of worth it? Anyways back to the food, I was there when restaurant week was in!

Lets talk about that first, I went to Lacroix with my Canadian friend who happens to go Upenn! Weird meeting up with my Canadian mates in a different country but it was fun.

Lacroix is located inside The Rittenhouse hotel in center city. As with restaurant week guidelines it was a 3 course meal; appetizer, entree and dessert.

My first course was the Cesar salad! It was good? Crunchy and fresh leaves? I can’t gauge salads since I just love salads not matter what.

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Next course I appreciated a lot more! It was duck with a very complimenting raisin sauce. I loved everything about this dish, the texture, the flavors and it was so pretty too! Or at least as pretty as food gets really haha.

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The last course was a trio of mini desserts, my favorite was the blueberry tart in the center…because blueberries! Hahaha it was nothing out of the ordinary really but still good. Just didn’t really have that wow factor.

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However the brunch the next day completely made up for any lack I sweets I had the day before! The Greeneggs Cafe is a MUST if you’re ever in Philadelphia! Just be wary of the day, we went on a Saturday and had to wait 50 minutes for a group of four! But it was completely worth it!
Yeah, please go if you’re ever around.

I shared a Pork Belly Benedict, Creme Brûlée French toast and red velvet pancakes with my friends. They also got some sandwiches. But their breakfast foods are absolutely marvelous especially their red velvet pancakes.

So lets start with that one!

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Now that you’ve seen it I can vouch that it was everything I could’ve imagined but better! It was melt in your mouth and….DELICIOUS. Just please go try it.

Next up the the Pork belly Benedict and the Creme brûlée French toast. I loved love loved the Benedict, it had nice pieces of pork belly, not too fat but not too lean, the right amount of happiness?

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The French toast was great…just not as great as the red velvet pancakes HAHAA. I loved the berry sauce, it complimented the dish fairly well!

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Extras now are the sandwiches my friends got, and I didn’t try but they looked good. But….we finished the pancakes, French toast and benedict-Not the sandwiches. 😛

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Last but not last, I went to Ramen Bar in university city! I had the tonkatsu ramen!

But was a pretty decent bowl of ramen! If you’re ever in university city I suggest you try!

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Thank you for reading! ^^

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Sake,ramen,skiing and Indian!

I’m back and I come bringing a lot o food adventures!

Starting off with an amazing sake tour from the Ontario spring water sake company in the distillery district in Canada!

Though the day I went with a friend unfortunately coincided with a power outage, instead of a full tour we had a great description and story telling of how sake is made by a wonderful employee there!

We tried almost all the different types of sake produced there, instead of the usual 4 tasters we got 6. Probably because we were the only tourers there and plus the power outage. BUT YAY regardless! My favorite was numa-cho!

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The side products of sake is of course the rice products. Features above are the DELICIOUS salad dressings made from the rice products. My favorite was the wasabi one. We dipped the rice crackers into the salad dressings to try.

In the end I definitely would suggest going!! Much fun and tipsy happy end story, though I’d like to suggest you eat before the tour because I didn’t. xD

After the tour my friend and I decided to get ramen at Kenzo! TONKATSU FTW!

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The day after I went to holiday valley to ski with friends, and we are at tamenbomb? Lodge LOL
Nom nom nom

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An then yesterday I finally succumbed to my cravings for Indian food and tried for the first time Kebab and Curry.

LUNCH BUFFET YAYYYYYY

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Snacks!

Snack update!

So recently I went to a pub (exciting) and I got a delirium tremens. A type of beer, it was kind of cool. Better than a lot of other beers I had. 🙂

Sin’s and redemption. On Dundas!

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I’ll put a full post about that later!

Next,

Ramen + cheese

I never expected it to be so good, I tried it since a friend had recommended it to me and BAM. It was delicious!

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I suggest you try it. 🙂

Healthy optional snack. Strawberry yogurt and granola!!!

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Snacks, foreign?

So since my other “snacks” post was so popular I decided to upload another batch of my recent snacking!

First off is the tonkotsu ramen I got from the Asian market nearby because I was hungry! Plus they looked interesting, I love me some ramen, packaged or legit.

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Inside had two packages and the noodle. The bigger packaged contained the dry sauce, the smaller contained oil which you poured and mixed after the ramen was done.

Three minutes later…TADA!

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I really enjoyed the tonkotsu ramen, but at $1.99 it was a little pricey compared to the other ramens available. Still quite a yummy snack!

Next up, papaya!
Yay tropical fruit in cold weather at 10C there’s nothing better than pretending its warm and eating like it is! xD

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And to prove my healthy streak I also drank a fruit blend! I thought the packaging was adorable, so…I purchased it. XD

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I feel weak against my food desires or maybe it’s just me being whimsical? Either way, thanks for reading!