Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Attention NorCal! Try Bowl'd's Kimchi Fried Rice...with Bacon?!

Located in Albany, CA on Solano Ave.

Veggie Grill: Vegan?!

Across the street from where I work, is a small plaza containing many places to eat. My co-workers suggested that I try this vegan place called Veggie Grill. My first thought was "Vegan?! No way!" But my co-worker ordered what looked like a delicious burger that smelled delicious. I decided to be open minded and give it a shot. Yeah sure, this place is vegan, but even a meat lover would think this place is great! I ordered their "Chickin" Santa Fe burger and it tasted great! It was a delicious fried "chickin" patty. It didn't taste quite like REAL chicken but still tasted awesome. Do not be fooled! Although it IS Vegan food, I highly doubt that their food is considered healthy or low in fat. But how bad could it really be? Its just fried tofu! Give it a try! Located on 8000 Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, across the street from the world famous Laugh Factory!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cha Cha Chili

The Korean Chicken Chimichanga
Cha Cha Chili is one of my favorite places to eat. You can't go wrong with Korean food. You can't go wrong with Mexican food. Korean-Mexican food is another thing that can't go wrong. Korean BBQ Tacos are a popular dish found in Los Angeles and Koreatown. However, most Korean BBQ Tacos are only found served by the elusive Kogi food truck. For those of you who don't have time to go chasing a food truck across LA, we are fortunate enough to have a Korean BBQ Taco joint, right down the street! Cha Cha Chili is located on Valley Blvd, only 5 minutes away from the CSULA campus. Their standard Bulgogi burrito is a must have, and everyone should try the various types of tacos they serve, ranging from BBQ Chicken to Kalbi (Korean Short Ribs). But what I believe should be something everyone tries, is the Cha Cha Chili Chimichanga. The Chimichanga is a FRIED burrito with your choice of Korean BBQ meat, topped with spicy mayo, cheese, and all the other goodies found in your Korean Burrito. WARNING: These things are big, it will take team work with your friends to take one down. You also may find your own personal health deteriorate after consuming one. But its worth it.

The Fry Smith

The Fry Smith is a food truck that specializes in mixing the french fries we have grown to eat with all our fast food meals and love, and combining them with the experience of a lifetime. The Fry Smith has a variety of special fries from good old fashioned Chili Cheese Fries, to the Canadian national dish the Poutines, to the very original Kimchi Fries. Although this food truck in particular tends to be quite elusive, I was lucky enough to find this food truck on our very own CSULA campus. I decided to pay homage to our brothers from the north and order the poutines. For all you Canada-insensitive hosers out there, Poutines are French Fries smothered in gravy and topped with cheese curds. The Fry Smith added their own spin on it by adding bacon bits into the mix. The Fry Smith Poutines made me proud to wish that I was a Canadian. O Canada O Canada. You can track The Fry Smith truck at their website www.eatfrysmith.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Umami Burger

Umami Burger is by far one of the best burgers I have tasted, and I believe to arguably be the best burger in Los Angeles. Although they are somewhat small, Umami Burger definitely goes for quality over quantity. They have a wide variety of burgers such as their Original Umami Burger, their Truffle Burger with truffle cheese and glaze, their Manly Burger with bacon and cheddar cheese, and even the interesting Ahi Tuna Burger. I personally ordered the Truffle Burger. It was awesome.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DonChow Taco Truck

DonChow Taco Truck: Chinese and Mexican Fusion

For my next food adventure, I was lucky enough to have a DonChow Chinese-Mexican taco truck roll up right to my doorstep. I hopped in line and ordered  a Kung Pao Chicken Burrito Bowl. I felt that it was a good choice in an attempt to really taste and experience the mix of a Chinese dish served in a Mexican style plate. The Kung Pao Chicken Burrito Bowl was a mix that you definitely have to have certain taste to appreciate. The Kung Pao chicken was tasty and spicy. Im usually accustomed to eating Kung Pao Chicken served with white rice and sweet and spicy sauces. However, the Dong Chow truck served it with everything I would expect to find in a burrito. Spanish rice, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, cheese, and salsa along with a few tortilla chips on the side. You definitely have to enjoy spicy foods as this combined the spices of Kung Pao Chicken with the spices of Mexican salsa. Mixing dairy products such as cheese with a Chinese dish is very uncommon, but was a very good thing to see in the burrito bowl. If I had to explain this dish in one word, I would say "spicy." I really enjoyed the mix of Chinese and Mexican Food, and recommend the DonChow truck to anybody to try!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day1: Pretzel M&Ms

Hello this is Kevin, and this is my first blog post ever in the history of the universe.

The topic I plan to write about on my blog, is a food adventure. I will try to eat something interesting every week, and write about my thoughts, reviews, and discoveries. Today I did not eat anything particular great, because I was unprepared for this topic. However in the future I will be.

Today for dinner, I ate a bag of Pretzel M&Ms. I have always been a fan of the wonderful candy we all know as M&Ms. I have tried all the flavors and I can safely say that the Pretzel M&Ms are by far my favorite. The mix of savory chocolate and candy coating, with the crunchy pretzel ball inside each piece, creates the rare and delicious blend of sweet and salty. For those of you who think that M&Ms are too small of a candy, those feelings of unrest will be put to ease. The Pretzel M&Ms are not the tiny flat pieces of candy that we have seen in the original flavor, but rather larger balls with a more substantial consistency. For those health nuts out there, you will be happy to know that the Pretzel M&Ms are also the lowest in calories and fat in comparison to other flavors and types of M&Ms.