Matcha Made in Heaven

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Green tea ice cream with fresh strawberries

Location: 10 Below Ice Cream in New York
Price: ~$7
Food: 3.5/5
Service: 4/5

Throwback post to when I was still in the east coast. There was a video circulating on Facebook about thai style ice cream and that was what peaked my interest. Then I did a little research as to where I can locate thai style ice cream in the east coast and found this place. I forget which location I went to but I would say overall average ice cream. The work that went into making the handmade rolls were pretty impressive.

Not sure if I’ll go back again for the same flavor since the green tea didn’t really go too to well with strawberries. I did want to try the “I love you a latte”, house brewed coffee and condensed milk so I may go back for that 🙂

Spicy Miso Ramen

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Soybean broth with chili, corn, bean sprouts, fish cake, green onion, seaweed, soft-boiled egg, and chashu pork.

Location: Super 88 & Ramen in Mountain View, CA
Price: ~$12
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5

Read about their happy hour on Yelp and also their all-you-can-eat sushi and decided to give this place a try 🙂 I went on a Saturday right around lunch time and didn’t really have to wait to be seated. I’m a huge ramen fan so I decided to go with the spicy miso ramen. And it was most definitely a great choice! The soft-boiled egg was on pointtt, super delicious. The chashu pork was really tender. The spicy level was a little less than those I’ve had at other places but just perfect enough for me.

In short, it was delicious and I will most definitely be back for another bowl and maybe some sushi the next time I go back!

Green Thai Tea ft Hangar 24

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Left (Green Thai tea), Right (Hangar 24)

Location: Square Bar Cafe in San Jose, CA
Price: ~$6 per drink
Drink: 3/5
Service: 4.5/5

First and foremost, the AmyBear is back with her foodie adventures. A bunch of belated posts will be posted from Boston and CT. This foodie also just moved from the east coast to the sunny CALIfornia <3.

This is one of the bubble tea places that has been on my hitlist mainly because of the light bulb jars that I’ve seen Instagram photos of. So first, I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t get the light bulb jar since they ran out. I’ve never had green thai tea before so that provoked me to choose something different from the menu. The drink was average overall, nothing that really blew my mind. I wished I had tried a traditional thai ice tea or a green jasmine tea. Featuring is the Hangar which was a slushy drink with some interesting popping boba. I would go back again to see if I can get a light bulb jar but probably not anytime soon.

TIP: Parking is a little limited and if you are getting off the US-101S, you must make a u-turn to get into the parking lot 🙂

Tonkotsu Kara Miso Ramen

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Miso based ramen with a hint of spiciness & extra soft boiled egg

Location: Santouka in Boston, MA
Price: ~$13
Food: 4.5/5
Service: 4.5/5

Waited over an hour just to try this new place in town. I’ve personally a HUGE fan of ramen bowls and I think the maximum that I’ve ever waited for a ramen bowl is 45 minutes. The other location in Harvard was a little too salty to my liking but I was really really in the mood for ramen. So I decided it was worth a second chance. And I’m so so glad that I decided to wait the 1.5ishh hour. This was the most delicious ramen I’ve had, the spicy level was tasty but not overwhelming. I felt the spice but it didn’t leave me crying. The extra $2 for a soft boiled egg is a must. It’s honestly not complete without it 🙂

For next time, I’ll most definitely be putting my name on the list an hour before I’m actually hungry. Then spend the hour shopping while waiting! But I most definitely will be coming back 😀

Spicy Miso Ramen

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Red miso, egg, shitake, carrots, tofu, bamboo shoots & charred cabbage, garnished with carrots, diakon & scallions

Location: Lucky Foo  [Asian Fusion] in Las Vegas, NV
Price: $14
Food: 1/5
Service: 4/5

I have to say this must have been the worse ramen bowl that I’ve had up until August. The spice levels and the soft boiled egg pieces were decent but other than that… this ramen bowl was just not good. I don’t think I’d ever go back. However, the service was good.

Reading from Yelp, it seems that this restaurant might be closed?