Anepalco’s Cafe

Chilaquiles Anepalco RLRB Anepalcos Orange RLRB chilaquilesI was definitely eating out of control this past weekend.  Part of my epicurean adventure was hitting up my favorite Mexican brunch spot – Anepalco’s Cafe in Orange.  It is a MUST try if you are ever in Orange County.  They are known to have the BEST chilaquiles in town!  This has to be my favorite brunch spot in the area.  Luckily, there are two locations in Orange – one on Chapman Ave. and  the other on Main St.  I like to order my chilaquiles with chicken.  I hear the carnitas are juicy, tender, and pretty awesome as well.  There’s something about the sauce that gives this dish an extra kick.   Just looking at the pictures, already makes me crave it again! I would also recommend the guava french toast for a sweet delight.  Yummm-O

Good Eats

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There’s no doubt that we love to grub! We are most def foodies and will go to lengths to try new food spots or new type of cuisine. When I visited my sister for the last time in Kansas, we went to a cute little area called West Port. We strolled around the area and ate at this cute restaurant called McCoy’s. I would say my favorite dish was the mac and cheese! It had bacon and jalapenos in it, ah-mazing!

My sister was craving root beer float badly, and they were known to make their own root beer. Unfortunately, they ran out. We were so bummed and still really craving root beer float. So we went on yelp and stumbled upon this cool ice cream store called Glace. It was the best idea ever! Their ice cream selection was impeccable and made out of natural ingredients.   What I loved about this place the most is the unusual flavors they had. My favorite by far was the Salted Pretzel ice cream. And of course, we order the root beer float and they used the salted pretzel ice cream for the drink.  It was heaven is our mouths! If you are ever in Kansas City, you must hit up Glace!

Happy Hump Day!

The Almighty Carne Asada Fries

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This is my ode to the Carne Asada Fries. Since I moved to the midwest, I have really, really, really, and really, oh yea, really missed all the diverse cuisines you can eat in California. One dish I miss is the Carne Asada Fries. You can find the best one at Albertacos in Cypress. Let me tell you… this is an amazing concoction of french fries, carne asada, sour cream, cheese and guacamole. I used to eat this with my boyfriend now husband since highschool. My sister and I can eat this whole thing in less than 5 minutes. It is quite an amazing scene to watch us devour this so quickly.

All I do now is gawk at this picture and reminisce about all the times I’ve stuffed my face with carne asada fries. Since I know this is full of calories, I’ve been thinking about how to create a healthy alternative. What about sweet potato fries instead of french fries, grilled chicken breast instead of carne asada, garlic infused greek yogurt instead of sour cream, lowfat cheese, and guacamole. I’ll try that recipe and give an update later. I know it doesn’t sound as amazing as the real carne asada fries, but I’m thousands of miles away and I need to eat healthier. Maybe it’s better that I’m thousands of miles away from the almighty carne asada fries. Yes, I just wrote about carne asada fries. Don’t judge me.

Good Eats

Oklahoma joe's BBQ Kansas City Barbecue

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit my sister in Kansas City.  Being a Californian, I really didn’t know what to expect in the Midwest.  To my pleasant surprise, it was actually a really fun and an enjoyable experience.  Being the foodie that I am, Kansas City is known to have the best barbeque in the U.S!  According to Anthony Bourdain, Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue was a definite must try when visiting Kansas City.   I love hole-in-the-wall food joints.  I feel like they have the best, most authentic food than the big-chain restaurants.  Oklahoma Joe’s was definitely unique since it was located in a gas station!  Below is the pulled pork sandwich I ordered.  Nomz!

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Good Eats Oklahoma Joe's Brunt Ends BBQ Barbecue World Famous

Oklahoma Joe’s is also known for their burnt ends, pictured above.  Get there early, once they are out of brunt ends, they no longer will serve them for the rest of the day.

Good Eats BBQ Ribs Barbecue Oklahoma Joe's

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Chai tea Good Eats Dessert Mud Pie Vegan Bakery

After a long day of sightseeing, we stumbled upon a cute little neighborhood which really reminded me of San Francisco.  They had fun little boutiques and coffee shops in that area.  We decided to grab some afternoon snacks at Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse.   I personally love vegan good, so when we found this cute spot, I was super excited.  I had a latte and a delicious pineapple glaze Bundt cake.

Kansas City Fields

I wanted to randomly add this picture in to give you guys an idea of how my sister’s neighborhood looked like.  This is a field right next door to her neighborhood.  In Kansas City, everything is wide, open, and green.  Lots of fields everywhere.  There are also numerous horses and deer’s roaming around all over the place.  I definitely look forward to visiting this lovely city again soon!!

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21 Choices

21 Choices

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Right: Chocolate yogurt + waffle cone + almonds + coconut + chocolate chips

Left: Vanilla yogurt + nutella + strawberries

With the rain behind us and only sunshine on our horizon here in SoCal, it’s only inevitable that 21 Choices frozen yogurt crosses my mind.   I know this upcoming weekend is going beautiful and warm and I’ve definitely been craving delicious yogurt from 21 choices in Old Town Pasadena.  If you are ever in the area, it is a must have.  For those of you trying to maintain your summer physique, most of the frozen yogurt that they serve is non-fat or low fat.   This place is perfect to satisfy any sweet tooth craving!  Plus it is located in the midst of amazing stores.  Shopping + 21 Choices yogurt = A Good Day!

Hope everyone is have a great week!

XOXO

Poke! NOMZ…

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Poke from North Shore Poke Co
If you want something light and delicious, you must try Poke at the North Shore Poke Co in Huntington Beach.  For those of you that don’t know too much about Poke, it’s normally a raw dish/salad that is served mainly in Hawaiian cuisine.  Modern poke typically consists of raw fish marinated with sea salt, a small amount of soy sauce, sesame oil, limu seaweed, and chopped chili pepper.  Since Hawaii houses the best Poke and it’s miles and miles away, my sister and I love this Poke place in Huntington Beach.  It’s a perfect meal after a long day at the beach, plus Bonzai Bowl is right next door.  We love acai bowls!
The picture above is tuna with spicy mayo.  My favorite is the raw salmon with the traditional shoyu marinade.  It’s like a hybrid between sushi and a teriyaki bowl.  You can also eat it with white or brown rice.  If you are ever in the area, you must stop by at the North Shore Poke Co.  I’m already hungry thinking about it.
XOXO!

Maui Wowee!

Hawaiian Plate – Da Kitchen

Fried Spamasubi – Da Kitchen

Slider – Da Kitchen

Shave Ice – Ululani’s Shave Ice

Banana Macadamia Nut French Toast with Coconut Syrup – Kihei Cafe

Portugese Sausage Friedrice Loco Moco Style – Kihei Cafe

Foie Gras Sushi – Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Salmon Sashimi – Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Spicy Tuna Roll – Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$50 sashimi (forgot the name) – Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Hawaiian Scampi Plate – Geste Shrimp Truck

Jumbo Hot Dog Plate – Geste Shrimp Truck

Kalua Pork Nachos – Marriot Hotel

Pina Colada – Marriot Hotel

Steamed Pork Steam Buns – Star Noodles

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers – Star Noodles

Garlic Noodles – Star Noodles

Fried Saimin- Star Noodles

 Hapa Ramen – Star Noodles

Masaladas – Star Noodles

What makes a marriage work?  The love for food! Haha.  My husband and I had our honeymoon in Maui this past summer and we fell in love with the food there.  Yes, all these pictures were taken there and yes there was only two of us eating.