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California Days 7-8

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California Days Series

Hello everyone,

Sorry for my hiatus a bit. I’m in California, but only for a few more days now but… I’ve been blogging. I’m going to post them here too!!!

Enjoy?

First Date in Niagara Falls Canada

Wow, it has been a while! Though no one really reads my blog I figured maybe I should update it for myself. Sometimes I like to browse through all the yummy things I had before.

***warning lots of love***

So I spent the weekend with my boyfriend (ahhh the same guy who was mentioned in my last post, hehe) in Niagara Falls and during that time we had some amazing meals together.

Let’s start off with dinner. 🙂 

For dinner we went to AG. Atmosphere : Romantic 

I had the “Fork to Field” menu which consisted of an appetizer, entree and dessert! 

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This was the duck….I regret not taking a picture of the menu (haha I feel so silly now about how nervous I was about our first date, ah first dinner together 🙂 ❤ ) I found this dish to be a bit dry but it was still really good. 

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My entree was a lamb dish. Okay if anything I can vouch that it tasted great. The lamb was juicy, tender, and cooked to perfection. Seriously it was perfect. I would eat this again in a heartbeat. 10/10. And it had a piece a cornbread (located in the back of the picture) which was hot to my surprise, but I’m not fond of dry foods, still tasty though.

But like always best for last was the DESSERT. THE. TIRAMISU. WAS. AMAZING. I wish I could convey how amazing it was, how it was literally dessert perfection but I can’t. 

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I can’t believe I didn’t think I would want dessert because I was so stuffed at the end on the meal. But the tiramisu was perfection. And that’s all I want to say about it.  

In the end AG will always have a spot in my heart because of who I had the dinner with. But the food was fantastic and I would definitely go back there again.  ❤ 

 

Next would be the lunch at Taki, a authentic Japanese restaurant. Yummy. The Japanese decor was super cute, we had a cute private booth together.

 For starters we got the Gyoza which was featured in the Tapas menu runs till February I believe. I was so hungry……so you get to see a picture of one of them. 

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I got the Taki lunch meal with the grilled mackerel, it came with miso soup and salad (not shown) and also deep fried tofu.

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First off I want to say that this was the biggest unexpected meal ever, seriously I didn’t think the portions would be so huge. Eyes bigger than the mouth whaaaa.

The grilled mackerel was great, all the grilled fish awesomeness that I had expected (and wanted). The surprising part came from the potato salad pictured on upper right hand corner, the spicy mayo complimented the potato salad well. I need to figure out how to make spicy mayo.

Note to self- youtube spicy mayo.

The tofu was a bit plain but oh well, I was there for the fish anyways.

 

I came to the lunch starving, and left ready to roll around and succumb to my food coma. Overall a really great lunch, but you know it was really who I ate with that made it great. 

 

His dinner at AG which was the rabbit, new to the menu! And his appetizer!

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His sushi!

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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! ^^

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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Small food update, my mom cooks! :)

So here’s a small update, haven’t been eating out much since my MOM had been cooking for me! I love being home!

Hopefully I’ll have a substantial post coming soon!

Fried rice!

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Hot and sour soup? Idk LOL regardless I love it!

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Rice with vegetarian food! My mom isn’t make this. LOL she made the rice tho!

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V8

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Mini bun!

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And some ricedish take out!

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Thank you for reading!!! 🙂