{dc} toki underground

August 18, 2018

Toki Underground is one of those ultra hipster restaurants that is just so popular that if I hadn’t gone there with my sister in the middle of the day, I’m sure would have a line snaking out the door. In fact, Toki Underground is Washington D.C.’s first ever ramen noodle shop so it’s definitely a place that all the cool kids want to visit. Where else would you find decorations made out of old skateboards? And where else would you purposefully have it so that it’s hard to find your store front?

Walking in, we knew that we, of course, wanted to try a few of their famous ramen noodle soups. But then we saw the buns being offered on the starter menu and just couldn’t resist. They had chicken, pork cheek, and sake-battered cauliflower options. We went with the cauliflower and they were so delicious! Maybe even more so than the drool-creating ramen soups we tried, too! What a place!

Read about our other DC adventures here: 1600 pennsylvaniathe pretzel bakerythe extra milethe supreme court the little beet hipster adams morgan • songbyrd record cafe michelin’s tail up goat the cherry blossom pop up bar the washington memorial the lincoln memorial the national gallery, traditional side the national gallery, modern side the smithsonian castle ww two’s memorial the capitol  the library the jefferson the fdr memorial amsterdam (in dc) falafel shop giant einstein the hirshhorn’s contemporary thai rice portraits galore churchkey drinks natural history means animals vietnam reflections and pizza as american as it gets art maketto’s eats  ted’s bulletin + poptarts arlington blooms

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One of the most delicious breakfast meals I had while in Washington D.C. was at Ted’s Bulletin. I liked this place because it had an old-timey feel, but still served up great meals that were just so comfortable to eat. My favorite part was the fact that they sold homemade pop tarts! I mean, who even does that? Since it happened to be cherry blossom season when I was there, the pop tart that I got was cherry blossom themed. So yum! Plus, the honey and gravy on their biscuits were to die for!

Read about our other DC adventures here: 1600 pennsylvaniathe pretzel bakerythe extra milethe supreme court the little beet hipster adams morgan • songbyrd record cafe michelin’s tail up goat the cherry blossom pop up bar the washington memorial the lincoln memorial the national gallery, traditional side the national gallery, modern side the smithsonian castle ww two’s memorial the capitol  the library the jefferson the fdr memorial amsterdam (in dc) falafel shop giant einstein the hirshhorn’s contemporary thai rice portraits galore churchkey drinks natural history means animals vietnam reflections and pizza as american as it gets art maketto’s eats

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{dc} maketto’s eats

August 14, 2018

Visiting D.C., I really wanted to visit Maketto! I had heard about it before (even living in San Francisco) and it just so happens that it’s located close to where my sister lives! Maketto is an interesting concept in that it’s a clothing store, gallery, and restaurant all in one. It serves food inspired by Cambodian and Taiwanese flavors and dishes. I especially love the street food concept since my love for Taiwan is grand and Taiwan has the best street food you can find anywhere in the entire world. I was super impressed by so many of the dishes that Maketto had to offer. What a delicious meal. If I lived in DC, I would love this place to death!

Read about our other DC adventures here: 1600 pennsylvaniathe pretzel bakerythe extra milethe supreme court the little beet hipster adams morgan • songbyrd record cafe michelin’s tail up goat the cherry blossom pop up bar the washington memorial the lincoln memorial the national gallery, traditional side the national gallery, modern side the smithsonian castle ww two’s memorial the capitol  the library the jefferson the fdr memorial amsterdam (in dc) falafel shop giant einstein the hirshhorn’s contemporary thai rice portraits galore churchkey drinks natural history means animals vietnam reflections and pizza as american as it gets art

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{dc} and pizza

August 11, 2018

Walking through Washington D.C., there were pizza places all over the place. The most prominent was &pizza, which I had never seen or heard of before. I finally got to try it for a late lunch one day and was surprised that it was actually one of those create-you-own pizza places. They also have some already-created options that you can choose from, like this mushroom one that I tried called the Moonstruck. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavors and how well-cooked the crust was. Even the decorations on the wall were fun!

Read about our other DC adventures here: 1600 pennsylvaniathe pretzel bakerythe extra milethe supreme court the little beet hipster adams morgan • songbyrd record cafe michelin’s tail up goat the cherry blossom pop up bar the washington memorial the lincoln memorial the national gallery, traditional side the national gallery, modern side the smithsonian castle ww two’s memorial the capitol  the library the jefferson the fdr memorial amsterdam (in dc) falafel shop giant einstein the hirshhorn’s contemporary thai rice portraits galore churchkey drinks natural history means animals vietnam reflections

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{new haven} 0 degree

August 8, 2018

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Recently I tried a relatively new dessert place in New Haven. It is along my morning run route and finally had the chance to try it after one of my runs! It is most known for its Thai ice cream – which, if you haven’t tried it before – is rolled up ice cream! This is my 2nd time trying this type of ice cream (1st time was in NYC a couple years ago). This place was surprisingly good and cost only $7 dollars. I tried the “miss nilla” with nilla wafers, coconut, and caramel mixed into the ice cream mixture, then I had to top it off with sprinkles of course! Such a yummy treat. I definitely plan on stopping by again sometime before the summer ends! The interior is also very cute with a post-it wall – you can write notes and stick it up on the wall (unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of this).

IMG_9798The creation!