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. 😦
Iced cafe latte. 55,000 VND
Hotel de Ville de Saigon (City Hall).
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? 😦
Whale tail made of rope, Terminal 3.
With Sierra Nevada cream cheese, tomato, red onions and capers, pickle. Closed-faced $9
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA
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.
Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Cener sign.
Cholla Cactus Garden (Cylindropuntia bigelovii, Cactaceae) filled with Teddy Bear chollas – watch out!
Chicken, shrimp, and cream cheese, wonton wrapper. Served with sweet and sour sauce. $6.95
Basil Thai Restaurant, Charleston SC
How can you go wrong with hot, fried wontons filled with proteins and cream cheese?! You really can’t, hehe. This appetizer is perfect for sharing and definitely starts a dinner off on the right foot.
Seminole chief Osceola grave, Fort Moultrie. Osceola died of malaria 3 months after his controversial capture and was buried at Fort Moultrie with military honors.