Desayuno Típico de McDonalds

I haven’t eaten at a McDonalds in the United States in decades. When I lived in Singapore and before that, Taiwan, McDonalds was an air conditioned cheap restaurant where I could eat salty comfort food.

Hungry at the airport in Guatemala City, I decided to try McDonalds’ version of the Guatemalan typical breakfast.

The plantains were there, along with scrambled eggs, a tortilla, the cube of soft cheese, the mild warm salsa and the crema fresca.

I liked it. Especially because there was a sausage patty hidden under the scrambled eggs.

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Artisanal Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

According to the menu “Salted Pecan butter with apple jam, angostura butters and orange zest”.

I was walking around downtown a week or so ago and I went to Grand Central Market for lunch.

What is a white person to do when confronted with such a sight?

As for white bread, well I can live without it. The jelly was good, sour and not too sweet. I liked the touch of bitters.

I had a salted caramel bread pudding at another stall which was also good.

Momofuku

I went to the Los Angeles Food Bowl Night Market the weekend before last.

I had read about David Chang’s food for years. So when I heard that Momofuku would be opening a stall there I was very excited.

The food festival was located in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.

I had to wait 20 minutes to be served.

The cook cutting the meat gave me a free sample of brisket. The meat was salty, savory, fatty and tender.

I loved it.

I ordered both the spicy pork wrap and the salted brisket.

The flatbread was chewy and absorbed the oil well. There was some sort of a pickled vegetable in the salted brisket wrap and parsley, I think.

The spicy pork wrap wasn’t too spicy, but it was likewise delicious. There was a spicy sauce and cilantro present.

Even after eating both, I had some room left so I bought a sea urchin.

I went last Saturday with my brother but it apparently had ended. 😭

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Singapore Style Rice Noodles

Only three blocks from my apartment is an outlet of a local noodle restaurant chain, Noodle World Jr.

I had it once before when I just moved in.

The portion was huge! There were decent sized shrimp, strips of pork, scallions tossed in rice noodles. Of course I added chili paste!

It was delicious and reminded me of my time in Singapore.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Parmesan Kale

Sometimes after I finish working out at the gym, I’ll eat out rather than eat at home. Tender Greens is just down Sunset Boulevard from the gym and on the way home for me.

Tender Greens

This was some time ago. The buttermilk fried chicken was good, but the thinness of the crust prevents me from proclaiming it great.

Kale and Parmesan complement one another well. It’s upscale cafeteria food and I would go more often were it not so dark inside.

Chicken and Waffles

The first place I had tried fried chicken and waffles together was a Western restaurant in Singapore called The Beast.

This time I went to the legendary Roscoe’s Waffles on Sunset and Gower Street in Hollywood.

I don’t remember the name of this combination, but it was tasty. Bereft of nutrition, it was a feast of salt and fat.

The chicken was moist within and crispy on the outside. The waffle was very good, too.

Of course I will return.

Fried Chicken Sandwich

On the menu at The Whaler, a sandwich shop in Santa Monica, this is listed as Amber’s Fried Chicken Sandwich.

I haven’t been very diligent in blogging, I must admit.

I last went to Santa Monica in late November or early January.

There was orange cheese and pickle slices in the sandwich. It was delicious. The chicken was spicy and crispy and the meAt itself was moist.

I should visit Santa Monica more often.