Archive for April, 2010


April 30, 2010

Y’all just don’t know how excited I was when my mom told me she bought a box of Dunkaroos for me.. ahh.. nostalgia <3. I’m sure I haven’t had these since I was in the single digit ages.. my younger brothers didn’t even know what they were. Am I that old? -___-


Philly @ the Mall

April 29, 2010

I worked out today. I went to the mall today. I bought a Super Steak sub from the Great Steak & Potato Company today. It had steak, mushrooms, onions, peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, and provolone on it. I feel like it cancelled out my workout, but it was oh sooo good. I like seasoned fries.

Leaning Tower of Sandwiches!

April 28, 2010

My siblings and I had a picnic on the beach today! The sandwiches consist of bread, meat, spinach, and honey mustard. It fell once.. but I fixed it.. :] There were also freezey pops, Capri Sun, chips, and they introduced me to ginger snaps!

Kalbi? Galbi? I don’t know but..

April 27, 2010

My daddy-o grilled short ribs tonight and my momma made homemade hot wings and nacho dip. She also kept telling me I was ridiculous when I was trying to style my food.. then I told her she just doesn’t understand.. and that I’m a food artist <3. Then she said my rice looked like a boob. Hrumph.

Canh Chả Cá

April 26, 2010

My mom made dinner today. It’s been ages since I’ve eaten at home. There was rice, thit kho, and canh cha ca. In English that’s.. rice, meat uh stir fried(?), and fried fish patty soup. Oh and there was leftover chicken kho too.

Saltwater Grill – Panama City Beach, Fl

April 25, 2010

My dad and I wanted seafood today so we drove around the beach to like 4 different restaurants and ended up at Saltwater Grill.

I guess this is how you make butter look fancy.

The Calamari wasn’t the best. It actually tasted too.. squiddy. Disappointment! I expected better. And they didn’t fry it extra crispy like my momma asked them too.

The crab cakes were decent. I enjoy crab cakes that are more crabby than bready. It’s more bang for your buck?

The crab stuffed mushrooms were the best appetizers we ordered! They were goooood.

My dad’s Red Fish Étouffée. I tried some of this and thought it was really good. He said it was cajun food. I didn’t realize ’til this picture that there was craw fish in it too!

I almost ordered this Grouper w/ Mango Salsa. Then my sister said she was thinking about so I told her to so I could get something else and we could share. Their mango salsa isn’t that great actually. It was just pieces of fruit thrown together.. not really sauce like.

My younger brother ordered Penne a la Vodka because he liked the name. Silly boy. He liked the dish though (I thought it tasted a little too creamy for me). Now sometimes he randomly texts me saying “shrimp and scallop penne a la vodka!” What a dork.

My plate! I got the Grouper Macadamia. Nuts on fish is goood! Note this is only the second time I’ve had nuts and fish on the same plate. The macadamia added nuttiness to the fish of course, and the sauce was sweet and savory. I can ONLY eat fish when it’s fresh and doesn’t have that fishy smell. Luckily, all our dishes here passed that test!

Crème brûlée for dessert. It would’ve been better if there was a bit more fruit on it. But it was still mmmm nonetheless.

Not shown: My mom’s Surf ‘n Turf and my youngest brother’s steak

Conclusion: Decent restaurant. Too pricey. The beach offers better seafood restaurants at better prices with a wider selection, they were just closed at the time.

I forgot to mention.. they have an aquarium! I saw Dory and tweeted Ellen DeGeneres about it, but she didn’t respond. =x

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Bún bò Huế

April 25, 2010

Today was my last day of finals! That means I’m going home tomorrow! Last time when I went home in March, I gave a list of things for my mom to cook for me. It may sound a little demanding but.. I’m deprived okay! But back to my story.. when I pulled up and ran into the house there was a bowl of bun bo hue waiting for me. :)

Rolls ‘n Bowls – Gainesville, Fl

April 23, 2010

Doesn’t this look unappetizing? Haha it’s my “Surf ‘n Turf” rice bowl I had to stuff in a to go container that’s made out of 100% recycled paperboard.. go green! It tasted better than it looks. I believe Rolls ‘n Bolls is an environment-friendly restaurante. Yay for Earth Day yesterday hah. I hate the library, but I like shiitake ‘shrooms.


April 23, 2010

So one of my roommates was like.. “Have you ever heard of a peanut butter and banana sandwich?” I said.. “Of course.. when I was little I thought I invented that ish! Then I got older and found out other people ate it too.” Turns out she never had one before and thought it sounded weird. I said it wasn’t, and that I’d show her a picture. Tada! I knew I had a pic somewhere. Apparently the last time I made this sucker was about 3 years ago in ‘07. Eeeesh. It’s easy to make and I like it a lot more than the typical pb&j sandwich. But it’s even better as pb&j&b! Rub some crunchy peanut butter on some toast (I’m choosy so I choose JIF) and then slap slices of banana on it and voila! Instant goodness. I like my sammich with a glass of milk. :)

Louisiana.. Fast!

April 21, 2010

On Monday, my mom texted me and told me that on Wednesday (today) there was gonna be a Popeye’s special.. 8 pieces for $5.99. Of course, being the obedient child I am.. haha… but yeah. There were 5 of my friends and I, did we share? No. Everyone got their own 8 pieces! Gluttons right? :X
I prefer the spicy chicken myself–the only way to go is with hot sauce on your chicken and honey on your biscuits.