Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cream of Chicken at Cheesecake Factory.


(late post: Feb 5, 2011)

I'm sick and everyone else is sick! I don't know what's going on, but there's something floating around in the air. I have this cold/flu that wouldn't leave me alone. I'm dizzy, my throat hurts and I sound like a dude. I have been taking medicine, but it doesn't seem to work.

But there are some things that made me feel a little better. I got to spend time with my baby kos and eat a really good Cream of Chicken soup at Cheesecake Factory.


I'm so happy our server gave us a table outside and away from too many people. I don't like bumping elbows   when I'm eating O_o.

Cheese Factory has a huge menu, but I was there for their cream of chicken soup ^_^

I love the free bread and butter. They gave us sourdough and wheat bread.


Our sweet and pretty server heard how rough my voice was, so she offered if I would like some tea with lemon and honey. I said yes and it was really delicious. The hot liquid felt so good running down my throat. Omggaaah!


My Cream of Chicken soup. My taste buds wasn't working too well, but I can still tell you it was good lol. It had the right consistency, not too creamy or thin, and I liked the little chunks of chicken and veggies. It was very filling and satisfying!


Kiko got their Chicken Salad Sandwich with a side of french fries. Lately, he's been into  salad sandwich like tuna salad sandwich, egg salad sandwich and chicken salad sadwich lol. I love how they used brioche, the best choice of bread for a sandwich or burger in my opinion. It's eggy and buttery. Kiko really liked it.






Don't I look good for a sick girl? Just kidding! It's the magic of makeup. I just had to put some, so I won't look dead lol.






Take care of yourself. It's not fun to be sick! 



The Cheesecake Factory @ The Grove L.A.
189 The Grove Drive 
Los Angeles, Ca
90036

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Big Breakfast at Norms...before shooting

(late post: November 2010)

Kiko have been asking me to go shooting with him for the longest time. I always say yes, but I've been putting it off because uuhhh... I'm scared!!! Just the idea of holding a real gun is freakin' scary to me. And to actually shoot it? I'm not sure about that. But Kiko was persistent and he told me I had nothing to worry about because he will be there to help me. But you know what really made me do it? Norms! He told me we can eat wherever I want if I go shooting him. I could have picked an expensive fancy restaurant, but I chose Norms because duh.."It's where life happens!" (Okay that was corny)...I love their breakfast!

So Kiko got their Denver Omelette. Diced ham, sauteed onions, bell peppers and potatoes. I was kind'a surprised he got this because he doesn't really like ham. He almost finished it lol.


I got the Chuckwagon Sirloin Steak and Eggs. I like my eggs sunny side up, so I can enjoy the gooey, yellow, cholesterole-y center. Love!


Our food came with a side of 2 hotcakes. I always ask for extra butter!






For my first time, I did really well. I was even better than Kiko. No joke! Other guys were even looking at my target because I did better than most of them. It was really funny. But I'm not gonna lie, it was really scary and took a lot of my energy. I was so tired by the time we finished. Will I do it again? Maybe lol.



Click HERE for my other post on NORMS ^_^

Mayflower Restaurant in China Town L.A.

(late post: November 24,2010)

This week, my mom, lola, Momocito and I went to Mayflower restaurant in China Town L.A. It's one of our favorite places to eat whenever we crave good, authentic (I think it's authentic) and cheap Chinese food. We always take advantage of their $4.25 lunch special. That includes the dish, steamed rice and soup. You can't beat that price! We pretty much have tried a lot of their stuff and everything is honestly really good. In fact, it's so good that we forget how bad the service is. For some reason, it's kind'a difficult to get the server's attention, and when you finally get their attention, they don't speak English. They do try though, but it's a bit of a struggle to place your order. Also, it takes them forever to bring your drinks and extra rice ugh! O_o. But I'm not complaining. I'm really not. I've never been disappointed with their food and we never pay more than $20 (for 3 adults and 1 baby).

So we ordered the usual. We didn't even look at the menu because my mom knows what to get already.

 Sauteed tofu, mushrooms and vegetables in some kind of sauce. Sorry, I forgot what this was called.


Super garlicky and peppery House Special Shrimp. If you love shrimp and lots of garlic then you should really try this. It's fried shrimp tossed in lots and lots of garlic (as you can see!!!), onions, lot of pepper, jalapenos in some kind of sweet sauce. I might be wrong, but it tasted like a mix of hoisin and oyster sauce. 


Breaded Fried Pork Chops topped with garlic and jalapenos. Love this too! The batter is light and crunchy and the meat is perfectly cooked. 


Free Egg Drop soup. Not bad at all!


Look at my pretty plate ^_^


Momocito


And you also have to know that the majority of diners are actually Filipinos and not Chinese. I don't think there's anything with it, but I find it really funny. That explains the Manny Paquaio photos all over the wall lol.




Inspite of the bad service, I still recommend this place to everyone. You get more for you money, and it's good!


Mayflower restaurant
679 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2836
(213) 628-0116



Here's a little video clip of Momo at Mayflower restaurant. 



XOXO, 
Becky

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

McChicken Nuggets Makes Momo Happy!

(late post: 3/3/11)

20 piece chicken nuggets for $5 at MickeyD's! I bought some today for Momocito and I to share. It's the only thing that would make him stop crying lol...and dump trucks, and Bumble Bee, and Yo Gabba Gabba ^_^.



I also got some French fries because everything is good with MickeyD's french fries. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They're the best. You gotta eat them quick becuase they're pretty nasty cold.





Momo and I had our sauce buffet...sweet and sour, bbq and ketchup.


Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chipotle Pork Carnita Bowl

(late post: December 10, 2010)

This is my first time trying Chipotle, a gourmet Mexican fast food, and I love it! I can't believe I've never had it before. There's one down stairs from my job and I see it all the time. I don't know why I waited this long to try it. Oh wait, I know why. The long line always discouraged me to go inside lol. There's always a huge line of people waiting whenever I go. I only get 30 minutes of lunch break and that's not enough time. I always end up at the food court or YogurtLand which is across the street lol.

I had their Carnita Bowl with all the fixings I wanted. Shredded Pork (Carnitas), lime/cinlantro rice, roasted corn salsa, cheese and sour cream. It was bomb! It's fast food, but fresh and real. The meat tasted real and not processed and the fixings was fresh, not old and soggy. I especially loved the lime-cilantro rice. I should get it by itself next time. Oh and I also love how the guy who fixed my bowl was very generous with the portions...yeeeaahh!








I also got their fresh Guacamole with fresh Tortilla chips. The Guacamole was pure Avocado with a little bit of cilantro and red onions. Perfection.  And The chips had a hint of lime in it...I like.



Have you been to Chipotle Mexican Grill?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Hour at Yard House

Yay for payday! That means I have money to get some good grub lol. On Friday after work, I begged Monica to come with me to an "All You Can Eat Korean BBQ" restaurant. At first, she said yes, then later changed her mind because she said, she didn't want to cook her own food...ugh! Why Monica...why!

Instead, we ended up at The Yard House for their Happy Hour. I was still pretty happy because they have a delicious selection of half-off appetizers, and I got to eat my all time favorite Fire Cracker wings! They are sticky, sweet and spicy chicken wings that I'm addicted to ^_^.



We went to the one on Down Town L.A. by Nokia Theatre. It's pretty big. 


Oh and Jeff (Mon's bf) went too. I took a pic of both of them facebooking lol.


Jeff got this beer with apple cider on the bottom. I'm not sure what kind of beer, but he said it was pretty good and didn't taste like beer at all. Oh and he has thing for apple cider lol.


Monica got their Spicy Thai Chicken Pizza. Chicken, macadamia nuts, lemon grass, carrots, cilantro with their fire cracker sauce on a thin crust pizza. It was a sweet and savory. Mon was very surprised how much she liked it lol. 



Dun, dun, dun...My favorite Fire Cracker Wings tossed in spicy sesame garlic plum sauce...enough said!


Jeff got their huge plate of Chicken Nachos with all the good stuff on it. Pinto beans, cheese, green onions, tomatoes, chicken, sour cream and guacamole. This is also one of my favorite things to get because it's so filling and it can feed a lot of people.


Oh and my other friend Kevin came too, but he was really late. He just got one drink and this Fried Calamari. This one was just okay. It was a little salty in my opinion.





We went home after stuffing our faces, and we were all full..really really full ugh...GOOD TIMES!


TheYardHouse.com



Sharing Menudo is Caring

My mom made a huge batch of Menudo just because...She divided it into 2 big containers, one is ours and the other is for her co-workers. I guess it's a Filipino thing to feed your friends lol.

Menudo is a traditional Filipino dish kind'a like a stew made with diced pork, raisins, potatoes, liver, carrots, green bell pepper, bay leaf and sometimes hotdog. Then it's cooked in tomato sauce with a little bit of water. It's best eaten with steamed white rice. Masarap na ulam!

Look at the greasy floating on the side ^_^


Here's a video I found on youtube on how to make Menudo.



Dim Sum Leftovers are the best!

My mom, aunt, grandma and Momocito went to China Town today and ate dim sum for brunch...lucky! And they were sweet enough to remember me and brought me back their leftovers haha. I love dim sum. They're so greasy and fatty, but I still love them! I don't even know what most of them are called, but I still eat them because they're so delicious. Also, dim sum reminds me of my Lolo who passed away. He used to love eating chicken feet, pork spare ribs and shark's fin shumai ^_^.

So here's what they brought me...


Pork Spare Ribs. So greasy. So yummy.


I think this one is Pork Shumai. I'm not too sure. I like to dip these in a little bit of soy sauce and lemon juice.


Shark's Fin Shumai. They taste like pork, but it's weird that they're shark's fin though.


I don't know what these are called but it has vegetables with a little bit of meat.


Taro Cake. I love these. They smell funny, but taste yummy lol.


Rice Cakes. We call these puto in Tagalog and that word makes me laugh because puto means stupid in Spanish lol.


I would've ate the dim sum with rice, but I was too lazy to cook, so I ate it with sour dough. It wasn't a good match lol.


What's your favorite dim sum?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ & Pink Berry

(late post: Feb 2, 2010)
Kiko is not a bbq person at all. When I asked him to eat at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ restaurant, he just gave me a weird look and smurk. Was it a yes or no? Well, I took it as a yes and on our way to Lucille's we went ^_^. It was my first time so I wasn't sure if it was going to be good or not. I'm easy to please. As long as they have pulled pork sandwich, I'm good!


We went as soon as they opened, and we were one of the first few people there.








They had 3 kinds of Lucille's BBQ sauce in each table. Hot and Spicy, Memphis and Original.


Hot biscuits with whipped sweet butter for starters. I could eat this butter by the teaspoon. It tasted like sweet icing ^_^

 Drinks were served in mason jars. Cool.



For appetizers, I ordered Fried Pickles. First time trying fried pickles and I love them! I want to make it at home.

Baby cakes got the Tri Tip BBQ sandwich with a side of green bean salad. I can't remember what kind of tri-tip sandwich because they had 3 kinds in the menu. But Kiko really liked it. If he's quiet while eating, then it's a good thing lol.




I got the Lucille's Original Pulled Pork sandwich with Coleslaw. I just had to get it. It's been way too long since I had one. I enjoyed it a lot. The bun was kind'a small in my opinion, but I'm sure glad they were generous with the meat.



I really like the side of coleslaw with crushed peanuts on top. It was sweet and tangy, I wanted more!


Since I couldn't decide on what kind of BBQ sauce to try with my pulled pork, I decided to make my own sauce sampler lol. Sauce heaven. They're all good, but I really liked the hot and spicy BBQ sauce the most. It's the biggest blob in the middle.





And they gave us hot towels to clean our sticky hands...cool!




For dessert, we went to Pink Berry! Man, I used to be obsessed with this place, and I swore I would never eat at another yogurt place ever. But that silly faze is gone now, and I alternate between Pink Berry and Yogurt Land. If I'm broke, I go to Yogurt Land. If I just got paid, I go to Pink Berry lol. 



I love how Pink Berry is always clean!!



I got  Parfait Original with mangoes, blueberries, sun flower seeds and granola. Yum!






Like always, Kiko gets their large chocolate with nuts, berries and more chocolate. Is it obvious that he loves chocolate? 


Have you tried Lucille's BBQ? 



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