Sunday, September 30, 2007

Berkley, MI - Hola, que haces? Well, it's Mexican tonight. This is a Mexican Sandwich (Tres Decks) from Margarita's. It's a three flour tortillas layered with rice, beans, and your choice of meat. I decided to stick with bean and cheese. I never had this before, so I thought I would try it out. I thought it was a good choice and would recommend the dish. It was very filling, so if you're hungry, then it may be the one for you. I would hate to disgrace the dish by using this analogy, but it was similar to Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza. Basically, it's the same concept, but taste is not even in the same category. This dish has all fresh ingredients and was delicious. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Berkley, MI - I'm on a french toast kick I guess. This is Mango and Strawberry French Toast from Berkley Breakfast Club (BBC). From the name and seeing it, you can probably guess that it has fresh mangos, my favorite fruit, and strawberries flowing all over the toast. In addition, it has a very distinct, but not too sweet, mango and strawberry sauce in place of syrup. What really adds to the flavor is a layer of cream cheese in the middle. Put all that together and you have some amazing Mango and Strawberry French Toast. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Seaside, CA - Breakfast is one of the best meals of the day. This was a great breakfast! This is Olallieberry French Toast from the Breakfast Club. I have never had Olallieberries before, so I thought it would be interesting to try this out. Needless to say, everything you see on this plate, was gone. This was delicious! Olallieberries are very similar in color, texture, and taste to blackberries. The only difference is that Olallieberries are not as strong in flavor as blackberries, which is why it works so well in this dish. The light flavored berries compliment the french toast rather over powering it. Delicious. Try if you get a chance. Enjoy!

Friday, September 14, 2007

San Diego, CA - At the same place as the eel, I also got salmon and halibut sashimi with seaweed salad. The salad had a very light dressing on it, not like the usual more powerful dressing. I thought it was good, but not as good as others I've had. However, the seaweed was very fresh, which was much better than what I had at other places. The fish tastes so fresh and delicious. Salmon is one of my favorite fish, so in sashimi style, even better. You get the full flavor of the salmon. This was my first time having halibut sashimi and I was impressed. Very soft fish flavor, not too strong and very lean. Excellent meal. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

San Diego, CA - Korean in San Diego. I found this little Korean place way off the beaten path in some little neighborhood. It was worth it! These pictures were taken before I started recording the place's name, sorry. However, I can try to describe the meal so well, that you won't even have to go. The first picture is of Miso soup, a great starter. Get the pallet ready for the explosion of flavor. The second picture is of steamed dumplings. There were filled with pork and seasonings. I'm not sure how I eat all this food, but the dumplings were worth getting and I didn't regret stuffing myself. The last dish is called Bi Bim Bop. It is cucumbers and lettuce, then topped with sauteed beef (Vegetarians - order without the meat), topped with other veggies such as radishes, bean sprouts, spinach, and finally topped with a poached egg. Then all the little side dishes are more radishes, spicy cabbage, sardines (better than I expected), and cucumber. You mix it all together and it also comes with a spicy sauce if you're interested. You can mix it all together at once, or you can grab a little of the side dishes and some of the entree and it eat it that way. Any way you do it, it's fabulous! Enjoy!

Monday, September 10, 2007

San Diego, CA - One of my favorite sushi dishes is Eel. Even though it's on the "Sushi" menu, it's actually not raw. Usually it's BBQ'ed. The way they prepare it, all I have to say is delicious. It's outstanding. It's usually served with some kind of BBQ sauce on top, not soy. You still traditionally dip it into your soy sauce with wasabi. Oh, it's so good. Enjoy!