Paseo press sandwich – Paseo

Paseo press sandwich - Paseo
Succulent morsels of roasted pork nestled atop sweet banana peppers, draped with sheer slices of smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions, all melted together between a hot press. On a lightly tasted baguette slathered with aioli (seasoned mayo), fresh cilantro, and crowned with caramelized onions. $8.95
Paseo, Seattle WA

Omg, this sandwich was AMAZING! It had everything that I love, and it was overflowing with flavor. I could eat this every day. I’d probably die of a heart attack, but at least I’d die happy. Hehe. 🙂

Large tree with hanging tassel inflorescences
Large tree with hanging tassel inflorescences. Anybody know what kind of tree this is?

Breakfast #2 – Boracay Regency

Breakfast #2 - Boracay Regency
Ham, grapefruit, beef, skinless longanisa, bacon, chicken nuggets, and garlic rice.
Boracay Regency, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Omg, I ate SO much for breakfast that morning! I really liked the options so I went all out and even had items from the dessert section. I think it’s OK to over-eat when you’re on vacation, hehe.

Breakfast #2 - Boracay Regency
Chow mein, egg omelet, skinless longanisa, potato, French toast, blueberry cream cheese danish, and sweet roll.

Boracay Regency view
Interesting view from the Main Wing of the hotel. The abandoned tower in the middle is actually some person’s hut now.

Breakfast #1 – Boracay Regency

Breakfast #1 - Boracay Regency
Pancit, fried egg, ham, chicken sausage, bacon, corned beef, beef cubano, and garlic rice.
Boracay Regency, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Wow, I was impressed at how many different items they had available for the breakfast buffet at the Regency. I only had a sampling each morning but there was a lot to choose from. They also rotated a lot of the items from day to day. The food was kept pretty warm and the service was great. I really enjoyed breakfasts at this hotel!

Congee - Boracay Regency
Congee (rice porridge) topped with hard boiled egg, fried garlic, and green onions.

Stand up paddleboarders
Stand up paddleboarders coming to shore, Station 2.

Breakfast pastries – Tous Les Jours

Breakfast pastries - Tous Les Jours
Banh lop choco. Chocolate chip pastry. 13,000 VND
Banh lop man. Mi ham cheese pastry. Each 9,000 VND
Tous Les Jours, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

I don’t think we really needed these pastries, but it was hot walking outside and we needed to use a bathroom so we ducked into Tous Les Jours for air conditioning, cold drinks and a potty break. Lol! The pastries were unplanned, delicious treats! I did get scolded for taking pics of their products inside the store though. I’m still not completely sure why but I assumed it was competitor/ownership issue.

Iced espresso drinks - Tous Les Jours
Iced Vietnamese milk coffee. 40,000 VND
Iced Americano. 35,000 VND

Huyen Sy Church
Huyen Sy Church, District 1.

Farmers ham sandwich – Cafe France

Farmers ham sandwich - Cafe France
With brie cheese, lettuce, tomato, and raspberry jam on wheat bread. 250 PHP
Cafe France, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

This sandwich was a bit different. I had mixed feelings about the raspberry jam. One the one hand, I liked the fruity component, but I also thought that it was maybe too sweet for the sandwich. The balance was off.

San Miguel Light beer - MNL
San Miguel Light beer. Ahh, it’s always a good idea to drink at airports, lol!

Rizal Park
Rizal Park, Manila.

Faith’s warm ham and cheese toast – Town Hall

Faith's warm ham and cheese toast - Town Hall
Poached egg, jalapeno cream. $14
Town Hall, San Francisco CA

Omg, this appetizer was a meal by itself! And a delicious one at that, but you certainly can’t have more food after this dish. It’s super heavy and filled with fatty goodness. You are not warned on the menu, but it also comes with 3 jalapeno poppers, lol! The jalapeno cream sauce is frickin’ delicious and the poached egg is great after it’s broken and mixes with the cream sauce. This dish is like a fancy croque madame gone crazy! (But a good kinda crazy.) Noms!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013

San Francisco home

Beautiful San Francisco home, The Castro.

Denver scram – Judy’s Cafe

Denver scram - Judy's Cafe
Two eggs scrambled with diced ham, onion, bell pepper, served with homefried potatoes and 9-grain wheat toast. $12
Judy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

We came across this busy brunch spot in the Marina because another restaurant we were planning on eating at was closed. The menu items were pretty basic and standard fare. The Denver scramble was ok. There was A LOT of it so you definitely got your money’s worth. The potatoes were delicious though and I couldn’t stop eating them! They were soft and tender and super flavorful. The service, on the other hand, was sporadic, confused and difficult to flag down.

Mimosas - Judy's Cafe
Mimosas with orange juice and grapefruit juice. Each $9

Purple yarrow
Purple yarrow (Achillea millefolium, Asteraceae), Land’s End.