a little bit about travel, a little bit about food, a lot of everything in between; as seen, tasted and experienced by different points of view..

Chicago

Lunch Specials at Kona Grill

Lunch Specials at Kona Grill

Kona Grill is one of our favorite Friday lunchout place. It tops in the number of times we eat here because of their lunch specials or what Kona calls as perfect pairings where one could pick two dishes from a list of delicious choices. Perfect […]

UNO

UNO

when you’re searching for restaurants that serves chicago deep dish pizza, UNO will come up in the list along with Giordano’s, Lou Malnati’s and Gino’s East. last friday, we were craving for some deep dish so we picked UNO. we had muchos nachos and wings […]

Sushi Kushi San3

Sushi Kushi San3

Last night we ate at this cozy Japanese restaurant for dinner. The waiter immediately offered us hot tea or cold glass of water. Since it is getting cold outside, we chose hot tea. =) They have an array of tempting dishes from sashimi, sushi, maki, […]

The Best Fried Chicken Ever

The Best Fried Chicken Ever

  Verdict: N: 5/5 seriously, I can eat a bucket of these and I’ll be the happiest person on earth =)

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory

We often go to the cheesecake factory meaning to order cheesecake but we end up sampling their entrees until there’s no more room for dessert. This time we resolved to change that so we had an early dinner and after a fair amount of strenuous […]

Five Guys

Five Guys

How many guys does it take to make one good burger? Five! If In and Out is to California, Five Guys is to Illinois. When in America, you have to eat like Americans, that means all the meaty, beefy, greasy goodness of burgers and fries […]

Sea Ranch Sushi

Sea Ranch Sushi

For my friend’s birthday. her housemates took her out for a sushi dinner, it’s an hour drive from Buffalo Grove but it was all worth it. After feasting on sushi in Vancouver, which costs really cheap over there, somehow a $20 sushi place looks so […]

White Sox

White Sox

i had my first time watching a live baseball White Sox game last Saturday. the crowd was fun. some men who looked almost drunk were cheering loudly and dancing under the heat of the sun. the team lost that day but I enjoyed the whole […]

Penang

Penang

this is one of my favorite malaysian restaurant nearby. i’ve been here a couple of times with a number of friends. it does not only offer malaysian food but thai, chinese and indian dishes as well. my top choice among the appetizers is the roti […]

Gene and Georgetti

Gene and Georgetti

i’ve already eaten at a number of steakhouses in chicago; chophouse, fugo’s and morton’s to name a few of them. together with my friends, we tried one of chicago’s landmark steakhouse: “gene and georgetti.” the free bread and breadsticks were unremarkable. they were hard and […]

Joy Yee’s Noodles

Joy Yee’s Noodles

we celebrated valentine’s day by feasting at “joy yee’s noodles.” it’s a pan-asian cuisine. it serves korean, thai and chinese food. we did not order noodles there though. we ordered the soft-shell crab, korean barbeque spareribs and shrimp with walnuts. the soft-shell crab is very […]

Phoenix

Phoenix

we celebrated a friend’s birthday at “phoenix” located in chinatown. the waiting line was long. we waited for probably 30 minutes to get a table. after getting a table, we waited for servers to come by with the food carts. we ordered pork siapao, taro […]