Some people travel for good memories, to have photos in a theme park or they want to experience something unfamiliar. I am not your typical tourist and I do not really desire to check the crowded tourist areas. Can I tell you the truth? I travel for food and #selfiegoals for my Instagram.
To travel is more educational than a high school or college class. You don’t just read a story based on the book, you discover the actual place, you get to meet different people, you will learn different cultures and eventually, your perspectives in life will have different values.
What I love about visiting the United States is the food fact that their meat and cheese are 10x better in Asia. If you will have a Carls’ Jr burger in Singapore it doesn’t have the same taste as what you can get in the U.S. because the meat and cheese are different.
I’m not a fussy foodie, in fact, I can eat everything especially I have no allergy to any kind of food. I’m pretty much flexible to try anything. Plus, I’m an adventurer and I can take spicy ingredients. The only exemption is that I do not eat insects and dog meat (ha ha!).
Let me share with you the calories that I consumed during my visit to the States.
It is now official that I love Ranch sauce. ha ha. I discovered my favourite sauce during our family visit in Houston, Texas back in 2013. This is something we do not have in Asia, unless, I have to go to an international grocery.
I love the small pickles, cheese and ranch. It is refreshing to eat it.
I super love the wild rice sausage because it is something we do not have in Asia. I haven’t seen any sausage that has a rice in it. Pretty cool, huh? 😉
The typical Finnish food.
I don’t usually experience bonfire because I dislike outdoor, camping and mosquitoes. However, I enjoy melting the mallows with some chocolate bars. It is fun.
You don’t visit Virginia without dropping by at Kunnari, a Finnish restaurant.
A resto showcasing their crafts collection. Sweet.
I wasn’t paying attention to Jim and J’s conversation when we reached the counter because I was craving for sweets. ha ha. The fresh baked muffins, cakes and brownies are too tempting.
At Kunnari, you can find a variety of menu from burritos to dessert. Thanks, Jim for the lunch treat. 🙂
I ordered the chicken burritos with cheese and veggies.
We had a brunch in downtown Virginia and we ordered pizza. It was good.
Then we went to a pie restaurant called Village Inn.
I ordered the lemon pie with meringue. Thanks, sis for the treats. 🙂
Then at night, we had a dinner with family and friends.
I like the deep fried shrimps with cajun sauce. It tastes exotic full of herbs and spices. My kind of food.
When I travel I’m usually chill and friendly but for some reasons, my energy dropped when we reached Virginia, MN from Singapore. The 26-hours flights and few hours of layover are exhausting. I was worried I will have a cold, running nose or stiff neck but thank goodness, I was fine. The boys are also okay after the long hours flight.
At the Lake, Minnesota
The steaks of dad are one of the best. I truly appreciate his efforts in making food for everyone. He is a good father, indeed.
Are you hungry yet?
When the dinner is ready. 🙂
Steaks with blue cheese and roasted mushrooms.
Sausage in a bun with ranch sauce, of course.
Chicken fillet with chips at Sha-Sha resort. Thanks, mum.
Organic eggs for brekky.
Leaving MN to Los Angels. I tried the Einstein cream cheese bagels. It is good.
Los Angeles, California.
Of course, the Asian in me is craving for rice, seafood and some spicy food so we went to Sea Food City.
The next day we went to The Boiling Crab. Thank you, Aisha for the treat.
Here comes the big lobster.
I enjoyed our dinner at The Boiling Crab. It was good.
Then a few days later, we had authentic Mexican food realness. I will share the story later.
I super love the chilli and the tacos. It was legit Mexican taste.
What is taco without a beer?
Then we went to the Mexican area to get corn chilli realness. Yum.
We had BBQ Korean for dinner. Thanks, kuya Arnold and achi Jen for the lovely dinner.
Meat buffet to BBQ.
The kimchi is so love.
The meat to BBQ.
We had a fancy dinner at Perch on Sunday. You can read the story on the blog: www.kathleengodfroy.com/losangeles.
I think the total calories I’ve consumed is over 100,000. Kidding.
Thanks, family and friends for the lovely time. I had fun meeting you all, it was short and sweet but I will keep the memories in my heart.
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