I love coming to Kansas because Bear’s mom makes the best food. And also because I sleep in and my days don’t include plans. But mostly because of her breakfasts. This breakfast was homemade tortilla, sausage and eggs with sharp cheddar cheese burrito. I added the sliced jalapenos since I like it extra spicy and crunchy. Always important to add the texture element when eating. Bear used to make me breakfast burritos, not anymore. I’m lucky if he makes me lunch. 😛
I was craving the vegan ceviche from TLT Food in Westwood the other day. I had to go to one of our properties, so I decided to stop by, BUT ONLY if I was able to find street parking easily. It’s near UCLA, so it can get really annoying around there!
Lucky me, I was able to find one right in front! I walked in, ordered the ceviche and was out within 5 minutes. If you go, don’t forget to ask for the hot sauce, it’s really spicy!
Their ceviche is vegan and gluten free. Made with cauliflower and other veggies, it’s refreshing, flavorful and hits all the right textures.
My husband bought a rotisserie chicken from the market. I bought a whole uncooked chicken to cook in the crock pot because I find the precooked chickens to have a lot of sodium.
We had leftovers, lots of it because he ATE MY CHICKEN. He made me a wrap with his sodium filled one, one night.
Flour tortilla, rotisserie chicken, white rice, mayo, tomatoes and onions. I didn’t know what to expect because he used the Korean rice, but it was so tasty!
The mayo was a bit weird too but all together it was kind of amazing.
The next night, I made one for myself. It was not as good as when he made it, but still appetizing. So if you are interested, find the recipe below! On my tongue! Ha!
I know this place is frowned upon, especially since I’m a foodie. BUT a foodie doesn’t necessarily have to seek and enjoy novelty like dishes. Being a foodie means, enjoying food and eating from anywhere and everywhere. Even a chain restaurant that serves a trio of Italian entrees on one plate! 🙂
I was craving Italian and we were in Downey, so the only place we could think of was Olive Garden or Downey Pizza Company (they serve spaghetti and lasagna).
Olive Garden is like CPK, never disappoints and always consistent. I love their salad and bread sticks. We got the white sauce to dip our bread sticks in, it was very satisfying, so satisfying that we filled ourselves up with it before our entrees came out.
I never understood the hype about poke. I decided to join my colleagues for a lunch outing after they told me they were going to Mainland Poke. An old acquaintance (may have hooked up once a long long time ago) that I ran into at a restaurant during my company’s holiday lunch, told me he owned the place and that I should stop by. I never thought to until it was presented to me, and also I didn’t have to drive. Trying to find parking on 3rd street is just a nightmare as running into an old fling! Assuming he wouldn’t be there, I was excited to try and review the shit out of it.
See the thing is, I like to give honest reviews about establishments. I don’t just give a fluff of an opinion because A. I know a person who is affiliated B. I want to be nice about a new place C. I want to be a food blogger who only has nice things to say like the rest of them so I can get free meals. No, none of that applies to me.
Now my gripe isn’t about Mainland, it’s about the whole poke phenomenon. The dish pictured was about $20 something dollars. To me, that’s not worth $20.
Let me give you a little advice. Go to your local Asian market, preferably Korean. Go buy a thing of tuna (you may have seem my previous posts about DIY spicy tuna at home). Buy all the accompaniments and make your own goddamn poke bowl!
First of all, poke businesses should provide bowls that fit the damn ingredients. I had most of my roe fall on the table trying to mix this bitch. Second, don’t freakin’ rip me off. I always leave these places unsatisfied and poorer than before. Just kidding, my husband pays for my food (well, not this meal), and he’s usually the one that always wants poke… I should really be a good wife and make him my bowls again so I don’t have to watch him spend money on things I don’t want him to… AND he could be saving that $20 and spending it on me, and I’m not talking about food.