Excited to try a new cuisine in Hawaii!

I am always so excited to try new types of foods. A few months ago, I came across a Uzebek joint in Downtown, called Silk Road Café. The first of its kind in Hawaii.

I didn’t know what to expect! I didn’t know what kind of dishes they would have.

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This is fried lagman. It reminded me of spaghetti. It’s a ground beef, veggie, noodle stir-fry. I liked it! The bread was amazing! The noodles reminded me of udon. Very similar.

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This is the lagman soup. Same ingredients, just in a soup style. Mmm! You know me and soup.

I want to make my way back there again to try their other dishes very soon. They have some interesting items on their menu. I love their place. They sell a lot of imported food products, too. Very interesting. I had no idea what half of those items were, haha! I think they were labeled in Russian.

So where is Uzbekistan, you say? It’s in the middle of the “stan” countries: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, & Pakistan. Too many “stans.” Haha!

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Silk Road Café
212 Merchant St. (inside the Arcade Building)
Honolulu, 96813
https://silkroadcafehi.com/

Mexican fancy dancy!

Happy #tbt!

This Mexican restaurant looks so fancy, doesn’t it?

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Tropisueño Mexican Kitchen is located in San Francisco, California. My boyfriend went on a business trip and dined at that restaurant. He ordered the Chile Verde, which consisted of: tender pieces of pork simmered in tangy tomatillos, green peppers, chiles, and herbs. Supposedly, this dish is a house favorite. Looks amazing! He really enjoyed it! A different touch to the traditional Mexican food! He mentioned he had a Mexican Coke in a traditional Coke bottle. Cool!

I’d like to visit this place whenever I’m in SF. The menu sounds delicious!

Tropisueño Mexican Kitchen
75 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.243.0299
http://www.tropisueno.com/

 

#tbt in Roma!

Almost 10 years ago, my travel gang and I went on a Mediterranean cruise that embarked from Rome, Italy. We visited the following countries: Sicily (Messina), Greece (Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini), Turkey (Kuşadası-Ephesus), and Italy (Naples). We returned to Rome where we disembarked and toured the city for a few days before heading back to the States.

It was my first international trip and I was beyond excited. There were so many awesome memories with new friends.

On our first night in Rome, we dined at Ristorante Aqua Pizzeria. I was super excited to try authentic Italian food, one of my favorites! I LOVE pasta!!

So guess what I ordered? Pasta, haha!

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It’s seafood spaghetti! It was delicious! I wiped the dish clean! Pasta craving was definitely satisfied!

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I also tried wine for the first time! Exciting! Even though I wasn’t 21 yet, I was legal in Europe!!! Yea! It was a white wine and was pretty good. Next to the wine, is water. They serve it “with gas” or “no gas.” Basically, carbonated or non-carbonated.

Ristorante Aqua Pizzeria
Via Benci e Gatti 3, 00053 Civitavecchia Rome, Italy

I loved Italy! I would love to return again one day to explore the country more and grind more authentic Italian food!