Banh ngan lop pho mai viet quay. 25,000 VND
Paris Baguette, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
I love the different shapes that all the pastries come in here! American blueberry pastries mostly come in a boring round shape. We don’t get a cool variety like the ones at Paris Baguette. It’s a shame. 😦
Pumpkin cream cheese in a classic, reduced-fat coffee cake recipe. $2.79 Starbucks, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
I’m still disappointed with Starbucks pastries even though they’re now “made” by La Boulange. They still look sickly and inferior in the display case. Why do Starbucks stores in other countries serve such better quality bakery items?! I mean, Starbucks originated in the US. Why should be punished with these horrible products? 😦
I really liked this smoked salmon bialy. The beer cream cheese had great flavor and wasn’t as heavy as normal cream cheese. The salmon also seemed lighter and fresher. Overall, it was a great way to start the day.
Narrowleaf self-heal (Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata, Lamiaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.
With cream cheese icing. 10-inch $9.99 Costco, South San Francisco CA
We had this during an office party and I have to say that I’m satisfied with the cakes from Costco. They’re always moist and full of flavor. And, really, can you complain when there’s cream cheese frosting? Lol!
All-white chicken, cream cheese, mild green chiles, onions and spices hand-rolled in a soft flour tortilla, then deep-fried to golden perfection. Includes a 22 oz drink and small Mexi-Fries. Taco Time, Seattle WA
OK, I’ll admit it – I’m obsessed with the chicken crisp burrito! I have to go to Taco Time during every Seattle visit and have one. It’s really sad, but I can’t deny with guilty indulgence.
Mexi-Fries. OK, they’re really just tater tots with a bunch of salt and “Mexican” spices, lol! They are fickin’ addicting though!
Special hot sauce. This sauce is like crack! I douse everything in this sauce it’s SO good.
With light cream cheese and fresh fruit (kiwi, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberry). Park Rock Cafe, Joshua Tree CA
This little cafe is adjact to the Joshua Tree visitor center and the woman who was working the counter was super friendly. This bagel wasn’t the freshest bagel ever, but I appreciated that it came with fruit (which I wasn’t expecting) so it was a great value.
On a toasted onion bagel – $2.95. Medium coffee – $1.85.
Jumpin’ Java Coffee House, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I love sun-dried tomato spread! They tend to pack it on so I’ll usually ask for “light on the cream cheese”. This time they gave a medium portion, hehe.
United States Mint, Hermann Street. This is a view of the building from Market Street. I think it’s kind of weird that we have a working Mint in our city. You don’t hear much about it, but I wonder if they give tours? XUA8JXQWDRXG
On a toasted asiago bagel – $2.75. Large coffee – $2.
Jumpin’ Java Coffee House, San Francisco CA
I used to come to Jumpin’ Java regularly when I live on Castro and 14th. It’s a chill and relaxed place to grab coffee and work on your computer. I think the owners have changed since then, but it’s still a great o place to hang out. The people behind the counter are super nice and the bagels are deelish!
Cross graffiti mural, Market Street. There’s public artwork everywhere in San Francisco!
Running around town(s) performing errands before Codes’ birthday party tonight. Just went and bought 10 potted orchids for centerpieces, dropped some stuff off at the event site, then gonna help prepare some food for the buffet. That sounds like a lot, but it’s actually been a pretty chill day. We kinda partied a little too hard last night and now we’re not feeling so spectacular today, hehe! At least I’ll look cute tonight!
Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, cream cheese, avocado, flash fried, topped with spicy tuna, spicy mayo, wasabi mayo, scallions, unagi sauce, masago. $12 Asian Gourmet & Sushi Bar, Gahanna OH
This monster roll had A LOT going on! Actually, there was too much going on and you really couldn’t figure out what everything was. It tasted great though, but so does everything that’s deep fried. I guess I ordered it because I AM in Buckeye territory and I thought that it’d be a safe bet in terms of sushi in a midwestern state. I remember having sushi in Ohio last year, and it was horrible. This wasn’t that bad.