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Da Francesco Review

Da Francesco Review Piazza del Fico 29 00186 Rome Italy This restaurant was the highlight of my eating adventures in Rome. For once, Trip Advisor proved worthy when it recommended this place. My sister and I actually woke up at 10 PM and rushed to Da Francesco to try their truffle pizza. They are also known for their tiramisu so we got that as well. Of course, I wanted to try their carbonara but my sister wasn’t taking anymore chances (I got it at several other places and it sucked). She went instead with the lasagna.  The truffle pizza was delicious! So, if you ever happen to come here… you know what to order. My sister ordered this but said it was too “cheesy” and she got sick of it after a while. I liked it but it felt really heavy. Should have gotten the carbonara! 

Il Brillo Parlante, Rome {Review}

Il Brillo Parlante   Via Della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy (Campo Marzio) Trip advisor – Il Brillo Parlante After walking around the piazza del popolo, we decided to stop by here for a bite. On Tripadvisor, this place has 4 stars and 854 reviews so we thought it would be amazing. It was quite easy to find and overall, a very lovely restaurant.    We ended up ordering the Carbonara and my sister got a pizza (sorry, forgot the name of it). While my cabonara was decent – you’ll find that I didn’t really like any of the food in Italy – my sister said that her pizza was pretty bland. Out of my whole trip, this was the best cabonara I had and honestly… that’s not really saying much. Most of the cabonara I had were extremely salty.

San Crispino Gelato

  San Crispino Gelato Via della Panetteria 42 00187 Rome After seeing Trevi Fountain we checked tripadvisor to see if there were any famous gelato places in the area. Of course, the streets were littered with gelato places so we had a tough time figuring out which one to buy. My sister said San Crispino had raving reviews, I think it might be due to the fact that it is ridiculously close to the famous landmark. Now, this place was sort of hard to find due to the numerous alleys that Rome has. We walked by it the first time and after searching harder the second time – we finally found it. Due to the fact that we were there early, we were surprised to find that it was completely empty! Lucky us, we had heard there was always a line… so we were glad that we didn’t have to deal with crowds.

Favorite Find: Bourough Market

  Borough Market Excuse the red car that ruined my picture. This was by far the highlight of my trip. Why? Because it combined: Food + Surprise all in one! We were on our way to see London Bridge but stumbled across this hidden gem instead. It is the largest market I’ve ever encountered and I am so in love with it. Tom, surprisingly, has never heard of it nor gone inside so we all decided to explore it.  They have a huge section of all cheese, beer, and vegetarian food. Tom went crazy and discovered his love for pickled radish. We also saw a place that sold: Reindeer meat, Kangaroo meat, and Zebra Meat!     Tom got this at the stand above, he said it was the best he’s ever had! The Sausage on a stick that we got. I barely tried it because it was so tiny, but cheap so I shouldn’t be complaining.       Something exotic. Reindeer burgers, Kangaroo burgers, and kangaroo fillet. Our Wangus burger. It was really good, but the meat …

Regency Restaurant in Brighton Pier

Day 2 { Brighton Pier }   Brighton pier was about two hours away and reminded me of San Francisco and Santa Monica, just with less rides. I wanted to try Fish and Chips (Thanks Sham for letting me know about it). So, Jennifer looked up a Fish and Chips restaurant and we headed towards that direction.  Regency Restaurant 131 King’s Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2HH, United Kingdom What we ordered Yay! My fish & Chips! Mostly everyone in the restaurant was hunched over and enjoying this delicious dish. Out of four people (Me, Tom, Poppy, and Jennifer) 3 of us got Fish and Chips while Jennifer got the chicken. We also all got the Cod, and I remember there was another option. It was amazingly good, I only like Salmon but I was so in love with this dish. From now on, I’m going to YELP some Fish & Chip places in Long Beach and eat there.   Price: £5.25 !!!! So surprised that it was so CHEAP.  Jennifers chicken. I didn’t see it on the restaurant …

Wildwood Restaurant, Maidstone

37-41 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PF, United Kingdom +44 1622 755339 Wildwood Restaurant First of all, England is so expensive. Of course, I knew that… but I didn’t know to which extent. As Tom is vegetarian, we were limited to certain restaurant choices and decided to come here. Since Tom and his parents rented a cottage in the countryside, we had to drive about 30 minutes to get here. The restaurant itself was very cozy and nice.  What we ordered Wild Mushroom & Truffle Oil Pizza £9.95 = 15.55 USD I’m usually very easy when it comes to food, but this was horrible. Please do not order it! We couldn’t taste the Truffle Oil at all. Jennifer expected it to taste like the Truffle pizza at CPK, but we were both very disappointed with it. She even said that, “We could make a better pizza at home.”  Chicken Burger £9.95 = 15.55 USD This def helped the sour mood after the pizza. The chicken was cooked to perfection, and it filled me up. Margherita Pizza £6.95 = …

BLT BURGER Review TST

BLT BURGER, TST Shop OT301-301A, 3/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui For Tom’s last dinner in Hong Kong we decided to head to TST and eat at BLT BURGER. Since Tom had no clue where he wanted to go, Rachel took it upon herself to find a restaurant that took AMEX (for me), had vegetarian food (for Tom) and Western food. We wanted to go somewhere nice, so we all agreed on choosing TST. Now, I’ve ate at 2 other burger places : The Diner and BURGEROOM (twice) and out of all of them… I think BLT Burger was my favorite. They are all around the same price, but I love BLT BURGER because 1. It is in a better area (larger), 2. It has a great all day burger combo deal, and 3. It tastes better and has more options when it comes to food.  Out of all three restaurants… I think the DINER is the worst one.  Click below for more food pictures + All day Burger Combo Pic

LA EATS { Caffe Bene}

Caffe Bene 3287 Wilshire Blvd, Ste B Los Angeles, CA Another LA adventure! We went yesterday after eating lunch at seongbukdong (which will be up tomorrow)… as always, I do dessert first! We actually got to LA by Metro since we didn’t want to deal with traffic and it only cost us 5 dollars for a whole day pass! We got to save money on parking, gas, and didn’t have to hit traffic  – also the metro was surprisingly very clean and had AC running the whole time!    Review   We got the Chocolate Souffle. The other item, I can’t find it on the menu but it’s sorta like Shaved iced with Cookies n Cream ice cream on top & Red Bean in the middle. I highly recommend both, but be warned – the prices are $$. The Chocolate Souffle was rich & melt in your mouth delicious but it was about 9 dollars, while the shaved ice was 11 dollars. Honestly, the souffle was a lot better than other places where I’ve had it at (although …

Perfect Bday Weekend in SD – Travel Diary

If you are ever planning a little mini getaway, I highly recommend San Diego because the scenery is beautiful, the people are nice, and there are so many things to do! I only live about two hours away from San Diego but when I visit… I feel like I’m a tourist in another country; compared to L.A I feel that San Diego is more chill and just a great place to relax. Check out Reviews for these wonderful restaurants 🙂 * Very picture heavy and text heavy.