Friday, August 31, 2012

Boston Part 2

Time for my food court food! So what did I order? There were so many choices!
 Baked clam! This was absolutely delicious. 
 And of course, I had to get another lobster roll. It didn't taste as good as the one from Part 1, but it wasn't bad!
 I was just about to finish ordering and paying when I looked up on the sign and saw passionfruit. Ugh! Why? Kryptonite may be Superman's weakness, but Passionfruit is mine. When I see passionfruit anything, I have to have it. It wasn't amazing ice tea, but I still ordered it. Nothing can compare to the fresh passionfruit juice I had in Vietnam. 
And of course I finished off my day with clam chowder and more baked clam. The food court meal was forgettable. Nothing was THAT delicious that blew my mind, but a girl has to eat. 

Happy Eatings! 

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Boston Part 1

I am very behind on posting. I was in Boston, MA for 3 weeks to visit my newborn nephew. =) The trip was more of a nanny trip and less of a food trip, but I did get a chance to have a few tasty meals (just a few, though). I'm starting to realize that my sister's taste buds and mine are quite different. I think I've been spoiled by Los Angeles. The East Coast has clearly not been good to her stomach. 

 She insisted that I try Grassfed. She said that they have delicious milkshakes and burgers.  The menu had adult milkshakes at $12 a pop, which got me very excited. It sounded like my kind of place. . Unfortunately, I couldn't justify $12 a shake so I just got chocolate kiddy shake. I was not impressed. If you're in LA, Father's Office is still my Number One. 
 The eggplant panini was okay. It didn't blow me away. 
 Then finally came the "amazing" burger my sister had recommended. Not only was it super expensive, it was also very salty. Fail. 
 We also ordered pizza while in Boston. 

 It wasn't anything amazing to rave about. Sad face. 
 We did get a chance to go to Legal Sea Food, which is a chain restaurant. I got my favorite Lobster Bisque soup. Yum... If you love lobster and you love butter, this is the soup for you!

 Clam Chowder is another must. 
 And of course, my lobster roll! I love lobster rolls. It's basically lobster and mayo in a sub sandwich. This came out to be under $20. Expensive for just a sandwich, but everything is more expensive on the East Coast. 
And last but not least, the delicious lobster mac and cheese was absolutely mouthwatering as you might imagine. 

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Happy Eatings! 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hong Kong Continued...

I think this will be the last or next to last Hong Kong post for now. I've been back from HK for quite some time now. Actually, I'm in Boston on Auntie duty. =) So here we go!

 Che Kee in Causeway Bay has a Michelin Star. In recent years, they've been included in all the guidebooks so it's been increasingly annoying to go with some many tourists making the line extra long to get seated. What's awesome about CK is that their prices are on the low end compared to the usual prices for Michelin Star restaurants. If you want a taste of real, authentic Cantonese food-this is it. The location is also great. It's right across from Times Square, close to a Ladies' Market for shopping, and close to lots of street food. 
 Their straight forward lunch menu
 Can you spy the mini oysters in the spicy sauce? These are deep fried fish balls. The sauce was amazing. 
 Dumplings and soup filled with MSG. It's the food of champions! 

 Egg waffles! This has Hong Kong written al over it! But what makes it better than usual? You see, instead of the regular vanilla flavor this one is called the ying yang. Half chocolate and half vanilla! I loved it! I've had all the flavors there are to offer, but to have 2 flavors in one is AMAZING!!!  
 And just for kicks, here's a turtle bread my mom thought was cute. The chocolate eyes melted off in the humidity before I got home. Usually my rule of thumb is never buy anything that is too cute, but since the turtle's shell was made up of a pineapple bun I decided to humor my mom and buy it for her.
And of course, I was right. Bleh. Not impressive! It was also $6 US for that puny thing! 

Happy Eatings!