Jun
13
2013

me enjoying my lunch at Disneyland

Everytime I went to Disneyland I try to have lunch in different places, over the years, I try many type of foods, but I still am not able to dine in every single restaurants. I hope pretty soon, I could take more pix and taste more food at Disneyland. This is a cafe style, you pick an entree and side salad and drinks and you can also get some dessert like cake or fruit. At Disneyland, there's some healthy choice too, instead of fries you can pick fresh fruit, instead of pasta you can pick salad, there's also juice instead of soda, you can always ask the friendly server for alternative choices. 

 

if you really want to know more about the restaurants in Disneyland you can check out yelp.


sometimes if you are in a hurry to go to the next ride or you just got off from the ride and don't want to eat too much, you can get something to go, and find a quiet place to sit down to eat. 

I tend to stay away from California Adventure in the summer cuz it has less tree and less shade and it's hotter than Disneyland, here's me having lunch at DCA.


when you get out of Disneyland, you can still get some food at downtown Disney from food carts or restaurants, remember, if you have annual pass, you can still get discount at downtown Disney, just ask your server how much you can save. 

Somtimes I go to Disneyland at night, because it's dark, the pix I took is different from day time. 

here's more yummy lunch at Disneyland.

here's some tips I can give you for dine in at Disneyland, bring some snacks of your own, in case the line is too long and you need to chew on something before you get your food, don't eat too much, cuz it's just not healthy for tummy. for fried food, you can get napkin to wrap the food and it will take out some greasy oil, for snacks, only get 1-2 per day, don't have too much ice cream then cupcake then sweet apples. some restaurant you can ask to put salad dressing on the side so you don't eat too much dressing. always ask for discount if you have annual pass. I always have some empty sandwich bag or just plastic bag to put left over food, you can take the left over home or eat it later in the park when you're hungry, and you should research which restaurant you want to eat before you go, so you don't end up too hungry and don't know where to eat. or you can ask any friendly Disneyland worker where to find restaurants. 

Jun
13
2013

more yummys from Disneyland

yeah more yummy food and snack from Disneyland, most of it are shape in the form of mickey mouse or has its main color - red and yellow.


some of the food that was originally sold in Disneyland is not available anymore, like this yummy fresh roasted peanuts. some of the yummy food are found outside Disneyland like the food cart next to the train stop on your way back to the parking lot. I love the funnel cake, there's many choices. next time on your way back to your car, you can stop by for a funnel cake.


the famous corn dog red cart, it's at the end of main street on the right side, but take a note, they will be closed on the hot day in the summer, cuz they don't want the worker inside the cart to get heat stroke. this is so popular there's even a yelp page for this red cart.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/disneyland-corn-dog-cart-anaheim,

it has over 400 reviews. you can choose chips or apple. But food carts at Disneyland like corn dogs and popcorn and ice cream do not accept annual pass discount.


if you want to share the yummy food from Disneyland with the ones you love back at home, you can buy them snacks in a box with cute Disneyland smiles, they are everywhere in the shops in main street. 

this is the place to get all the yummy snacks, on the shelf, in the window display or just everywhere. this store is next to the ice cream shop on main street. This place has a new look cuz the some of the main street shops just had some construction work done. Can you spot the difference?


this is a same shop over at California Adventure, snack/candy shop next to the ice cream shop. there's a cool candy sweet mountain on display, next time you're there, you should check it out by the window. 

the apples are very expensive close to $10, but hey, it's Mickey candy apple. 

Jan
25
2013

more yummy food, can you handle it?

I love food, just love love love, here's some more yummy pix of more foods that I took over the years. When I go to restaurants, I like to take lots of pix, I collect bottles, those last, but the food you ate at restaurant does not last long. So I took lots of pix, it's like my life diary. When I look at all these pix that I took over the years, I remember which restaurant I went and which place I visited. 


I love ribs, it's yummy but sticky, make sure you get lots of napkins.

 

Shakey's pizza, I had my first birthday party at Shakey's, it's so awesome, their salad isn't exactly luxury version but their fried chicken is so awesome and juicy and yummy. They have regular pizza and more expensive pizza and thin or thick are all good. They have a lunch special called Bunch a Lunch, it's all you can eat buffet, they have dessert pizza either oreo or apple pie pizza, can you imagine it?


So maybe now it's a perfect time that you can start your own food diary or life diary. It's fun and easy now with cell phone photo option. I recently brought a small tiny Nikon camera and I can take it anywhere I want, and everywhere I go I always carry my phone, if you mute the phone it won't make a sound when you take pix. If you're taking pix out in public, just avoid taking other people's face then you won't have any problem. I don't really have problems taking pix at the restaurant. I also have a lot of take out foods and before I eat it, I took pix so I can remember them.


I love the bento, it's Japanese lunch box, it has salad, California rolls, tempura and your choice of meat. 

I got a more professional Nikon camera, those heavy ones that you hang on your neck, it's awesome, it has different option when taking food, different lighting and check out these 2 different color.

I also like Vietnamese food, these are similar to the Chinese food spring rolls but instead of fried, they used rice paper, so it's softer and their sauce is different.

If you're a beginner taking food diary pix, you can start by taking 2 different kinds of pix, one closed up on the food, one far away to take the whole scenery. you can take pix from the top, from the side, or turn it in different angle to make it look interesting. I love my pix, they look different and very interesting. Use your own visionary and play it with color, try to put different food together to make it like a painting. 


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closed up


here's different shape of this free strawberry cheesecake I got on my birthday.


more Shakey's pizza bunch a lunch buffet only $7 per person, drinks not included.

Jun
3
2012

Junk Food Paradise, Sweet and high calories

Who doesn't love junk food, do you know anybody who doesn't love junk food? weather it's salty or sweet or fried or fast food, everybody wants a little junk food sometimes. why do they call it "Junk food" because it's pack with lots of salt or sugar and super high calories and it's bad for your heart and blood pressure. Isn't it sad that i'ts bad for us but it's also so delicious? you just can't stop eating it cuz it's yummy yummy yummy. it makes your mouth and tummy satisfy, it makes you feel happy that you're a human being cuz animals can't eat like this.

 

Love Love Love junk food and sweets and ice cream. Who doesn't? they're so special, it's like giving your tongue a massage, it's like giving your brain a day off, when you eat those junk food, it just makes all the problems go away. More More More! I want more junk food.

 

May
8
2012

eating at Disneyland, so many choices, so little time

I love the food at Disneyland, I almost finish all the different restaurant at Disneyland, even thought it is a little expensive, but what can you do? unless you are willing to eat the sandwich and chips you brought from home, you have to pay for the food in Disneyland, they have food for different age, for adults, they have BBQ chicken and ribs, hamburger, sandwich, for kids, they have pizza, chicken finger, but for everybody, they have yummy snacks and desserts. if you have annual pass, you can get 10% off and 15% off for premium pass. the pass discount only works at the restaurant and some food stand. always be sure to ask and show you pass before they ring you up, cuz after they ring the cash register, they can't give you discount anymore.

 

a few unique food that you won't find anywhere else outside Disneyland is chocolate covered banana in the ice cream stand outdoors, super thick corn dog by the main street corn dog stand, pineapple ice cream at the Tiki juice bar by Adventureland, soups in bread bowls in different locations, special non alcohol mint julep lime juice by New Orleans Square's French market and of course the one and only Mickey mouse shape waffle. to view all the restaurant online check out.

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/

it tells you what they offer and the price range, some of the more expensive restaurant offers reservation, so you can call ahead of time. (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463

yeab, even their napkins has Mickey mouse design, how fun is this.

Apr
21
2012

Just some fun pictures of food.

I love eating, who doesn't? food is important and either if you cook at home or you dine out at the restaurant. it is fun, it is exciting, you can eat different kinds of food and dessert and snack. you can drink from wine to ice tea to sodas. I love taking pictures and here's some fun pictures of food that I want to share with you.

 

 

I just love taking pictures, of course it is taking a lot of time. when you sit down at a restaurant and you see the food coming, you want to clean your hands and start eating. but since I have to just take pictures of the food almost everywhere I go, I have to stop everybody from digging in and wait for me to take pictures. I like to take it from different angles, I love taking weird and fun pictures not just ordinary pictures that you can see everywhere.

Apr
1
2012

Landry's Select club dining

I'm a member of the Landry's select club, their website is www.landrysinc.com

here's the benefit after you pay a one-time $25 enrollment fee.

  • $25 Welcome Reward (you get your $25 enrollment fee back right back, but you can't use it on the first time)
  • $25 Birthday Reward (you can use it any day in your birth month, so you just made $25 extra)
  • Priority Seating (some restaurant are busy and this can save you some time)
  • $25 Reward for Every $250 You Spend (so you better start eating)
  • Exclusive Offers
  • Retail Benefits (some restaurant have retail store and it offers 10% off)

the reason why I join is 3 of the restaurant I visited in LA is on there: Claim Jumper, Rainforest Cafe, and Bubba Gump. and just be sure to remember the date you purchase and spend at least over $250 per year. and everytime you dine any of the restaurants remember to give them the card so they can input the dollar amount you spend as points.

Rainforest Cafe(www.rainforestcafe.com) is a theme restaurant and it's not only for kids, it's for everybody, it's fun, it's loud, and it's exciting. be sure when you go to the restaurant to look around, there's surprise in every corner, there's a electronic animal live show once every 15 or 30 minutes, there's a bar for adults if you don't want to sit with kids. there's a retail store that you can shop while you wait for your food. so the theme is obviously rainforest, it will makes you feel that you are Indiana Jones dining in an adventure world.  

Bubba Gump(www.bubbagump.com) is a seafood them restaurant, well, not as fancy as Rainforest Cafe but pretty cool too. you sit at the wood bench table and the bucket they give you has Bubba Gump logo, in case you're wondering, yes this is from the movie "Forest Gump". they have different types of seafood and different ways to cook shrimp, there's a retail store too (remember you can get 10%), I just love going to theme restaurants, they're so much more fun.

Claim Jumper(www.claimjumper.com) is a chain restaurant that has a mining theme. Everywhere you look in the restaurant you can feel the mining decor. it is really cool. But I just love the baby back ribs, almost everytime I go there, I order the ribs.  

this is the Widow Maker Burger, the name is weird but it's delicious. I rarely eat anything else besides this and entree salad and baby back ribs, so I can't really tell you how the other dishes taste like. but you have to try this dessert, Mini Hot Fudge Sundae, it used to call the World's smallest Sundae then they change names. it is awesome, small but good because it's not too much, trust me, after you eat a big plate of salad and burger and ribs, you would want to have something just small. they have small size dessert like cupcake and cookie and declair, but you go with a big family or friends or company you can try their big giant size dessert. it might be the biggest cake you ever see, it is the Chocolate Motherlode Cake, 6 layers all chocolate. it is so good. one time I got it for free from their promotion and I ate some and take some home and we still enjoy it couple days after that.  

Apr
1
2012

love going out to eat, it's fun it's exciting it's relaxing

I just love going out to eat, either it's sit down at the restaurant or drive thru, it's fun, it's exciting and it's relaxing

here's some of the reason and picture of the food I took, let's see if you can guess which LA restaurant this is.

1. you don't have to cook, someone will cook for you. how great is this? 

2. you don't have to plate your food, someone else will plate it for you and bring it to your table, well, unless it's buffet style 

3. you have so many selection to choose from, from appt to entree to drinks.

4. you have so many restaurant to choose from, LA has many style from Asian to American to fast food to seafood and to many more.

5. you have people serve you, doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, once you step into a restaurant, there will be someone to serve you.

6. if you're young, and you dine out with your family or older people, they will pay for you. if you're a girl, your boyfriend or husband will pay and you don't have to.

7. you don't have to wash dishes, that's the best thing about going out to eat, you can make a mess on the table or your plate, and you don't have to clean up, but don't forget to leave tips.

8. DESSERT !!! yeah, have some sweet after the meal, it's awesome ~~~

9. the restaurant decor is unlike your kitchen or living room or your car, it looks luxury, it looks fancy and some restaurant have themes and some just looks pretty. you feel so good sitting down at a place that you are eating wonderful food with your mouth and your eyes too. and you feel so relaxed.

Feb
16
2012

I'm addicted to drive through

drive through is a modern culture scene, it saves time, you don't have to get out of the car, you can still listen to your music or clean your car while you wait, it is an unique scene in LA, most of other city don't have this kind of scene. in LA, everybody drives, and people do a lot of stuff on the go, of course do not use cell phone for safety. sometimes we have a lot of things to take care of during my boyfriend's day off, so in the morning, we don't have time for breakfast and we always stop by Jack in the Box for breakfast. usually there're only 2-3 cars in front of us, their breakfast is serve all the time, so you can have it at lunch or dinner(AWESOME!!! can McD do the same thing too?) and you pay with credit card, you don't have to worry about getting the correct change. just make sure what you order is what's showing on the screen, sometimes the cashier is super busy, they will forget something. and most importantly be sure to park not too far from the window, I'm pretty short so I have to park closer to the window. when you get your food in the paper, be sure to take a quick look, cuz sometimes they will mess up, look for the syrup or sauce you're suppose to get and if you need extra napkin or straw, be sure to ask. sometimes in my experience, they will forget straw or napkin. and receipt is important too cuz it has the last 4 digit of your credit card number.

it's fun, and when you have a busy day ahead or you already have a very tired day, drive through is awesome, now you can even get Starbucks drive through, well not in every single city. I wonder what's next for drive through, it would be great if stuff like we need everyday can all get a drive through. right now the one that has drive through is fast food, drug store prescription pick up, coffee/drink shop, bank ATM, weddings (in Vegas of course), market. here's some suggestion for more drive through ideas, quick law advice, chain restaurants, 7-11, lottery tickets, dry clean, online order and quick pick up at the store.

 

  

 

     

Feb
16
2012

buy giftcard at restaurant during holiday season & get extra !

I love buying giftcards at fast food and restaurants, here's why

1. usually they never expire and all you have to do is at least use it once a year to avoid $1 fee, so you can use it all year long or next year or next next year.

2. you get extra 15-20% more, for ex. buying $100 gift card gets you $120 in

total or buying $80 gift card gets you $100 total, that's not all, if you are enrolled in certain credit card cash bonus program, you get addition 5% cash back on your credit card. I used Discover card from Oct-Dec every year to purchase food gift card, fast food and coffee store counts as restaurant too. so here's the math, I spend $80 buying a $100 gift card and plus I get $5 extra on my credit card cash back. it's win win situation.

3. I collect gift cards, they usually come in holiday theme during the holiday season and every year there's different design, so if you like pretty cards or just want something different than looking at your credit card you can start getting gift cards for yourself.

4. if this gift card is a gift, the person that receive it won't know how much you really pay for it(you pay for it 15-20% cheaper than the actual value), so when they give you the same value gift back, you receive greater gift than the one you give.

5. sometimes if you buy more than $100 you'll ever get a surprise small gifts, one time, I got a glass mug full with candy from Claim Jumper. 

just remember to organize your gift card and group the same store together so you know how many you have and next year you can buy other store's gift card. and every year they might change the rules, so be sure to watch out for holiday promotion via email or in the store.

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Los angeles is great.  It has very diverse community and I love shopping, eating out and visiting new places.

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