Foodography / Restaurant Reviews

@ the Benesse House in Shikoku, Japan.

Shrimp puff on chicken, topped with softly steamed spinach (✭✭✭✭✭). Every bite a delight, also, spectacular views. 

Benesse HouseBenesse House om nom

@ Rotunda, 6F of Neiman Marcus in San Francisco 

Strawberry ice cream sandwiched in chocolate macaroons and drizzled with chocolate sauce (✭✭✭✭✩). Never were too crazy about macaroons. 

Rotunda chocolate

Beef carpaccio and arugula (✭✭✭✭✭). Granted I always enjoy my carpaccio, this was honestly really good. Another place with awesome carpaccio is Pete’s Cafe on the corner of 4th and Main, Los Angeles, which opens until 2 AM or even later (I feel like I’ve been there after 2) making it the best late-night supper spot since everything else is closed by then. So early! That’s one thing I still can’t get used to about LA. 

Rotunda carpaccio
Rotunda arugula

Banana bread with walnuts and vanilla ice cream (✭✭✭✭✭)

Rotunda

Cantaloupe, green apple, and some berry sorbet (✭✭✭✭✭)

Rotunda sorbet
Rotunda sorbet om nom

@ a forgotten restaurant in Li Jiang, China

Hot almond coconut milk (✭✭✭✭✩). Usually love coconut juice, coconut milk, almond milk, all of that, but something was off with this one I remember (I had this last summer). Was either not thick enough or not sweet enough. 

China coconut

Fish and shrimp paste (tasted like chunky kamaboko) and Chinese cabbage (✭✭✭✭✭). Speaking of kamaboko, there’s this imitation crab meat that I’m obsessed with, I can eat it all day. Kind of gross. 

China shrimp

@ Daikokuya in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Pork ramen (✭✭✭✭✩) Pretty good for ramen outside of Japan. Although the best actually is in Hawaii, somewhere on the main road, next to Tod’s… 

LA ramen

Fresh strawberries in Cambridge, Boston (✭✭✭✩✩). Sorry, plain just doesn’t cut it sometimes…

Boston


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