A Year in Review: Hungry Hungry Freshmen!
Can you believe it—an entire school year just finished in a flash! Now that I’m back home, I can definitely reflect on the awesomeness of the Chicago cuisine after only experiencing it for 9 months! Here’s a quick summary of what I’ve learned this year. Hopefully it’ll help out future Chicagoans out there too!
I had lunch at a very famous Filipino Japanese restaurant chain, Teriyaki Boy. There were some new things I’ve tried, and some were my all-time favorites from the restaurant.
The fish Lapu Lapu Tempura was a favorite - a nice break from the conventional prawn tempura.
The Spicy Tuna Tartare was a new item - spicy tuna sashimi briefly cooked with tempura flakes. It was a really nice burst of heat and the texture was very melt-in-your-mouth.
The Asupara Bacon Maki is another favorite - I just love the taste of bacon and asparagus together!
Finally, my favorite TB dish: the Beef Yakiniku. The raw egg on top of the beef and rice might freak out a lot of you, but it really does taste so much better with it. I like eggs, so what?
Japanese food and I will always be happy together.
Ever since I was little, a special occasion meant Japanese food. For my high school graduation, I wanted to continue that tradition. Enter Cherry Blossom Noodle Café.
My parents were in love with the free bread they gave out because: A. It was warm. B. It had banana bread. I was afraid they would fill up on the bread because their food portions are known to be very filling.
I had a California & Alaskan Roll combo for the table. It was good - it was safe sushi rolls for the non-daring palates.
There really isn’t a good ramen place in Arizona BUT Cherry Blossom. Their Hakata Ramen is perfectly seasoned - I could drink up that broth every day. A bowl will surely fill you up.