Grass-fed beef chili bowl – Mountain Room Lounge

Grass-fed beef chili bowl - Mountain Room Lounge
Local free range beef simmered with organic pinto and kidney beans, Fiscalini Farms cheddar, sour cream, red onions, and corn muffin. $12.75
Mountain Room Lounge, Yosemite National Park CA

This tasted great, and there was plenty of it to fill you up of a chilly evening. Spoiler alert: I think they sell the same thing at the food court for much cheaper. Wish I would have known, lol! No matter though, it still tasted great!

Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls.

Chili calamari – Sky Deck View Bar

Chili calamari - Sky Deck View Bar
Crispy egg battered squid, chili, aioli, lime wedge, cilantro. 310 PHP
Sky Deck View Bar, Manila PHILIPPINES

Mmm, these calamari were done right! They weren’t dry and over-fried and chewy. They were still tender and packed with flavor, a little heat and some sweetness. A nice early evening snack to kick off the night.

Manhattan and Long Island Iced Tea - Sky Deck View Bar
Manhattan and Long Island Iced Tea. Each 280 PHP

Intramuros view
Intramuros view from the Bayleaf Hotel.

Chicken with chili and lemon grass – Sisters Cafe

Chicken with chili and lemon grass - Sisters Cafe
Served with rice, lettuce, tomato. 79,000 VND
Sisters Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

Mmm, this lemon grass chicken was SO much better than the one at Vietnamese Kitchen! It was like night and day. This chicken was tender and the sauce was SO delicious. The portion was larger and the price was noticeably lower. Score!

Binh Tay Market
The bustling Binh Tay Market, Cholon (Chinatown).

Pickled Pink sliders – Sliderbar

Pickled Pink sliders - Sliderbar
Ground shrimp with chili and ginger patty, house made pickled onions, cilantro and lime mayo, arugula on an artisan white bun. Two for $10
Sliderbar, San Francisco CA

Mmm, there are some delicious Asian flavors in this unique slider! Gotta give it to Sliderbar for creating some pretty creative sammies.

Chocolate chili terrine – Staple & Fancy

Chocolate chili terrine - Staple & Fancy
Caramel ice cream, caramel sauce and brittle. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

Of the two desserts we received, I preferred this one. The brittle was really good, and the caramel ice cream helped to balance out the rich, dense cake.

Seattle manhole cover
“City Light, City Bright” Seattle manhole cover.

Spicy fish – Burmese Kitchen

Spicy fish - Burmese Kitchen
Fillet fish, chili flake, garlic and fried shallots. $7.95
Burmese Kitchen, San Francisco CA

This was delicious, although not very spicy. I like heat so I’m always a little disappointed when they promise spice and it ends up mild anyway. The fish, however, was tender and very flavorful!

Colorful San Francisco homes

Colorful San Francisco homes, Noe Valley.