food share | [LK MARY] another broken egg

After this long week, and a hurricane on the way… I decided that I needed a day to myself. As I’ve shared before, I’m learning how to heal my emotional and mental state as there are things that can trigger them easily. As much as I can grind away at work, sometimes those wounds burst open and today happens to be one of those days. I decided that I wanted to listen to my body and thoughts. Thankfully, I booked myself a massage earlier in the week and then I decided afterwards that I wanted to get a nice breakfast. I kept the budget for my breakfast under $20, and that’s including tip. I wanted something healthy but nothing that I could make or have at home.


920 International Pkwy Lake Mary, FL 32746 – Another Broken Egg Cafe

Looking at you, Lucy!

Another Broken Egg Cafe is a breakfast place I enjoy coming for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Their menu changes with the seasons and so it’s nice to know you’ll have at least 4 new creative dishes that you haven’t seen. I appreciate that. It encourages customers to try something new.

I enjoyed sitting outside during my meal, but at the end, I was definitely becoming the meal for a couple mosquitos. (>.<)

Classic BEC coffee cup.

Have you ever drank your coffee as is? I don’t do it often but I tried drinking my coffee without any sugar or milk and it was quite delicious. It wasn’t too dark so the coffee after taste didn’t linger much on the tongue.

Product piece

Here I ordered the “Hey Lucy, Omelette.” It consists of breakfast chorizo, onions and green chilies omelette, topped with Cheddar Jack cheese and avocado. Sides of salsa and sour cream. English muffin and home fries.

I don’t know what had more “sustenance” between the home fries and grits, but I guess my heart will have it for home fries. Ordering the English muffin makes me feel chic for some odd reason. I think I felt as if that’s the proper way to have toast. The omelette was good but I have to comment… either the salsa had cumin/paprika or something (perhaps the green chilies?) in the omelette really made the flavors come through out. I enjoyed it very much. It was a very fulfilling breakfast. I couldn’t even finish it all.

Breakfast at Another Broken Egg

Hey Lucy, Omelette – ♥♥♥

food share | [ORL] tako cheena

Majority of food places end around 9 and thank goodness Tako Cheena isn’t one of those places. It was getting late and most places were closing.. and fast. Another great perk about this place is that it adhere to vegetarians, which is not the easiest things to find, especially with late night food. The cost of the place is excellent because if you’re not especially hungry, you don’t have to pay much to just grab something decent to eat, ($3.75 per taco) or you can indulge yourself in a “size of a baby’s arm” burrito ($10.75).

Artwork

932 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 – Tako Cheena

Compared to their previous location, the new place is a lot more roomier AND they have outside seating, which is great because night creatures are always hungry. I liked the layout a lot and as you can see in the pano photo below, it’s got a bigger space. They have this night and day atmosphere, where you can sit in the brighter lit area or sit in the darker yet comfy area.

I love me a one page menu. Simple and straight to the point. I wasn’t particularly hungry so I just ordered the Indian Curry Dusted Tofu. I have, however tried the K-town Cheese Fries in the past and it is phenomenal. (WARNING: it has Kimchi, so it only works if you somewhat like Kimchi.)

Menu

I’m laughing at the photos taken because the tacos literally look the same but I assure you they did not taste the same. The Asian Braised Beef is a familiar taste. Having grown up eating the marinated meat with Hoisin sauce, it’s a safe flavor to eat for all. I am going to say the same with the Thai Peanut Chicken. I always feel the fresh cabbage mix always has this bitter taste somewhere throughout the experience of eating it but that’s just me. And the Indian Curry Dusted Tofu was probably the lightest to eat out of the 3 of them. The tofu was a nice crispy texture with the cream sauce in it among the other decorative items. I think I liked this one best of the 3.

Taco

TR was delighted to indulge in a burrito, but opted out the Chicken for Tofu. We all chuckled at the description about how big it is and it does say “the size of a baby’s arm with 1/2 lb of protein.” I suppose depending on the baby, because it’s a pretty big baby arm! You can see the diameter of the burrito! Seriously would be one fat arm! Anyways, it was nice that they are accommodating!

Burrito

Again, this place rocks due to the extend hours they have, great food and overall great experience for visitors. I guess the real challenge for me is to try something new each time I come here and write it out for y’all!

Yours truly, take a mess of a bite.

Asian Braised Beef – ♥♥
Thai Peanut Chicken – ♥♥
Indian Curry Dusted Tofu – ♥♥♥
Indian Tofu Butter – ♥♥

food share | [ORL] ice & bites

This place was a cute place to check out! Although pleased that we had the whole place to ourselves, it was sad to see it empty. Wish there was more people who enjoyed this place more. Unfortunately this location is a little further away from me so coming here is much like a planned journey.


3402 Technological Ave #220, Orlando, FL 32817 – Ice & Bites Café

Carefully located in a plaza, it serves as a tiny café for the college student to get a “quick” dessert. Typically known for their specialty taiyaki, they also serve other tasty treats such as bubble tea, affogato, and savory foods (wings, dumplings, and other finger foods).

They have quite the menu selections! Unfortunately ELM and I had already eaten prior so we did not partake in the menu. It looks delicious! Wish I had the time to try it all. Maybe for the next visit. 😉

Pano View of the Café

Unfortunately, cafés here in the States are not utilized to their potential. I feel in most Asian countries, cafés are a good place to hang out besides home. I guess I was imagining (any) students here, studying or chatting with their friends but I was wrong! It’s just for the ‘gram.

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Haha, working on those IG photos. Here’s the final product! We got the lavender and taro ice cream with honey drizzle, pocky stick and fruit skewers. The lavender flavor was very nice! You don’t get that flavor very often so it paired well with the honey!

Another time, I would like to try another item from their menu. Soon, I hope!

Taiyaki – ♥♥♥♥

food share | [ST. PETE] pacific counter

A few weeks ago, I traveled to St. Petersburg with TL and AR and we went to the Dali Museum (click here if you want to read about it!), but before we arrived, of course, we had to have a bite to eat. Not knowing the area, it was my task to find a tasty treat. I will say I am SUPER thankful to find this superb gem. Pacific Counter. I will admit, the name wasn’t the exact hook for me but I saw that they sold sushi burrito and I was sold on it. So lesson learned, please don’t judge a place by the name!! They also had absolutely amazing reviews on both Google and Yelp so that was the sinker.


Pacific Counter – 660 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The location of the place was great. It was neatly tucked in with other stores and other eatery. What I loved about it was that the colors they used on the storefront stuck out. They used this pink that told you they were fun, groovy, AND confident.

Store front

They had a menu on the side to see if you even wanted to enter the establishment. Before I left, there was a couple looking at it and I just gave my two cents and told them that they wouldn’t regret it but they sadly just ate. I think it’s nice they had the menu outside.

MENU outside

I must compliment Pacific Counter because even the menu is aesthetically pleasing to look at. It looks intimidating but it’s got a pretty simple process. Left side is the Build your Own but I always like to go for their Creations. Typically I’ll take that they have and maybe add a little this, and a little that. Since I already know what my palette likes, I’ll just tweak it to my liking. ^_^

2/3 of the area when you enter

It has the “Chipotle” or “Subway” assembly line where you can watch your food be created. I, personally enjoy this. I like that I can interact with how my food is being made, or if I add this, depending on the person, their interaction with the choices made.. it’s a very fun process for me! Anyways, the atmosphere was very fun, bright and had an inviting draw. Sadly, it’s not where near me so I had to quickly enjoy all they had to offer!

I think this is their ‘specials’ menu or what they are trying out. Regardless, I loved the art work and how it was displayed.

The O.G. – Tuna, Avocado, Edamame, Greens, Shredded Nori, Onion, Sesame Seeds with Poke Classic Sauce

TL ordered “The O.G.” and I was able to try it. I believe there was some adjustment with it. What was added was Krab, mango, and microgreens. It had a refreshing yet sweet ending. I felt the Poke Classic Sauce and a sweet aftertaste when you put it all-together. If you need something light yet and want something light for your palette, The O.G. is a great choice.

Ring of Fire – Spicy Tuna, Shrimp, Cucumber, Jalapeno, Peppers, Radish, Garlic Crisps with Fire Water Sauce.

MM… again, I was in despair with what to order because it all looked so good! So I went with my gut and I ordered the Ring of Fire but I had to add some essential toppings. I added the Masago, Seaweed Salad, Furikake and Sesame Seeds. (I also bought their stickers because I was just hooked with everything!) Ohhhh baby, this is winner. I’m in love. Like when I come back, it’s going to be difficult to not want to order this again or get something new. But I know with this place, you can’t go wrong. You just gotta go with what you feel is best for you. And their customer service is phenomenal.

Signature Dole Whip

When I say they have phenomenal customer service.. they really do. They allowed me to try the sauce if I wasn’t satisfied with it. (Fire water is probably my favorite!) Plus they told me that if my Dole Whip melted too fast, they would get me another one. *Awwwww* I was impressed. By the way, they sell beer on tap, so that was awesome as well. They also had a refreshment “bar” of teas of different flavors (ugh, I regret not taking a photo!) but it was great for those who enjoy unique tastes of teas.

So overall, this place is a star. So if you are ever in the St. Pete area, please stop by Pacific Counter. You won’t regret it and just let them know that K10 sent ya!

The O.G.: ♥♥♥
Ring of Fire : ♥♥♥♥♥
Signature Dole Whip: ♥♥♥♥



food share | [ORL] the cowfish sushi burger bar

YOU. Yes, you reading this. Think about a time where you just had to HAVE good food to get rid of the stink of the day you had earlier and although going to sleep and starting a new day would be a good choice, you decide to take your friend who enjoys food just as much as you and eat and drink before the day ends, just so you can salvage the rest of the day. You haven’t had that kind of day? Well, when (because you will have a bad day eventually) you have that bad day, find a friend, get some food and drinks, and laugh the night away!

TL has never been to Universal and will probably won’t be for a while so I suggested we try this place they have called the Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar. One, it’s in Citywalk which doesn’t close until 2 am AND people watching is great here. Two, it has boozy milkshakes. Win. Three, it has burgers AND sushi.. or a combo of both. (Weird, I know but AMAZING as well!) I wanted sushi. And all the sushi joints closed by 10 so this plan had to work!


The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar: 6000 Universal Blvd #700, Orlando, FL 32819

The building but this was taken when it was closed. XD

It was pretty fun entering the “park” when majority of people were leaving. Anyways, here’s the front of the building. On the left side, there is a statue of a “cowfish” but there were people taking photos with it so I opted it out.

A side note: if you don’t want a 90 min wait (which I’ve read in the reviews has been the deterrent).. my suggestion.. eat later. I know that sounds silly but this experience has made me see that waiting 90 min for your meal and the place is crowded, and you have to wait an ADDITIONAL x more minutes to place your order and wait for your food to arrive is.. well, I admire your commitment to wait. XD I believe 90 minutes was how much time we spent there, ordered, wait and finish eating. 😉

Stick In The Mud
Stick In The Mud
Collingwood Canadian whiskey, vanilla ice cream, malt, caramel drizzle, pretzel rod
CLOSE UP!

You can find this under the “spiked shakes” portion of the menu. If you need to mask the flavor, I don’t suggest this as this was heavily lined with the whiskey (Yum!). Otherwise, I endorse this boozy shake!

What was ordered.. *drools*

Man, typically I feel guilty for ordering so much but it was decided that it would be a while until we return to try any other items so we treated ourselves! Get you a friend that understands how much you’re willing to spend on food. (Haha!)

Doug’s Filet Roll
Avocado, kani, cream cheese inside, topped with thin slices of seared filet mignon, spicy mayo, scallions, masago. Served with a side of pounded ginger sauce

Burgushi. I suppose Orlando isn’t “hip” enough to have more of these around.. yet. It is fun to have options like this available, so that I am thankful. Moving on, I mean the filet mignon portion was oooook-ay. I liked it. It’s not my favorite but it was good. I’m glad we got to try it. Because we were hungry, it was inhaled. Next!

The Jalapeño Popper Show-Stopper 
Beef burger, jalapeño-infused cream cheese, jalapeño bacon, fried jalapeños, jalapeño citrus aioli, lettuce, tomato, fresh sliced jalapeños, brioche bun

Haha, I know.. I scolded TL for having his arm in the photo but we both were getting hungry so I DGAF at the moment. This burger was pretty meaty heavy. If you are into jalapenos, meats and burgers, this one is definitely for you. Not pictured is the seaweed salad I convinced TL to get, since I knew I was going to get the heap of fries. They serve a good portion of the seaweed salad but if you don’t like it or never had it, don’t order it. Please don’t waste food!

What’s Shakin’ Tuna Bacon Sandwich 
Seared rare blackened yellowfin tuna, applewood bacon, iceberg, jalapeños, tomato salsa, slaw and spicy mayo, served between grilled spring roll wrapper “buns” filled with kani and sushi rice. Served with house seasoned fries

The winner meal of the night. I’m proud that I ordered this because this is exactly what I had hoped it would come out. Sushi but sandwich style. Win for me. You can see all the layers in the photo above. That yellowfin tuna.. *sighs*
It was a MESSY sandwich but that’s no problem! It is a pretty thick chunk of rice there. AND there’s fries. So I think the carb department was covered. I don’t know what else to try to tell you about this. Order it.. or not! But I will tell you this, if you come here and you like sushi and you don’t try this.. you’re missing out! I will internet shame you!

Stick In The Mud♥♥♥♥
Doug’s Filet Roll: ♥♥
The Jalapeño Popper Show-Stopper What’s Shakin’: ♥♥♥
Tuna Bacon Sandwich : ♥♥♥♥♥

food share | [ORL] la boiling seafood crab and crawfish

Oh man, it’s the day before Valentines Day and I just had to treat myself and my friends out the best way I know how.. with some Cajun seafood! But before that, you gotta treat your female friends the way they need to be treated.. so I got them some chocolate and flowers! Even if you’re not “dating” anyone or pursuing a person, it’s not wrong to get your female friends some friendship flowers! I’ll put an example!

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Yellow flowers (doesn’t have to be roses!) are great friendship flowers. I know most girls/women say they don’t want flowers and that’s okay! I think the thought counts and it shows how much one cares. Even if she says she doesn’t like flowers, get her A flower (UNLESS, it’s one of those times you guys really discussed flowers and that they are just a waste of money.. different story!) Otherwise.. she may not even know that she likes flowers! Maybe she’s gone without flowers for so long that she doesn’t really know what it’s like to receive flowers from someone who really cares about her. THAT SAID.. let’s get to the good stuff.


LA Boiling Seafood Crab & Crawfish – 1242 E Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

Facing the front door

It’s a cozy place with “graffiti” on the wall, with maybe 10-12 tables. I used to come here once a month a few years ago because eating seafood was such a pleasurable experience. Now I can’t eat as much as I want anymore. Ahh, so sad.

Menu

They have quite the menu, but the real winners are the COMBO PLATTERS. I typically get Combo Platter C. 1.5 Snow Crab Legs, 1/2 lb Shrimp, 1 Corn, 1 Potato. Hell yes. That’s all I really like to eat. The crawfish are just a bonus. Like I don’t go out of my way to get them, but if they are there, why the hell not! I will say, I feel the price did go slightly up since the last time I went there..

Combo C: 1.5 Snow Crab Legs, 1/2 lb Shrimp, 1 Corn, 1 Potato.

In case I forget, order with the Xa Bang seasoning. Actually, ask them to make it with Xa Bang and spicy! Otherwise, it may be super tame and that’s no fun.

We ordered extra corn and added some Andouille Hot Sausage and probably a few Hot French Bread. Ohh baby, that was so worth the carbs.

Combo B “The Ultimate”: 1 lb Snow Crab Legs Cluster, 2 Blue Crab, 1/2 lb shrimps, 1/2 lb crawfish, 1 Corn, 1 Potato

I suppose “The Ultimate” sounds like a good deal, if you enjoy eat blue crab. If I were to add a little something extra to Combo C, perhaps the crawfish but like I said, I wouldn’t go out of my way for it. Mind you, we were a group of 5 so this was just enough for all of us.

Portion of the wall

The place does have FITTED gloves, in case you don’t want to stain your hands with the scent.. but honestly.. you’re better off eating it with your bare hands! Try licking your fingers with gloves on. Blegh. No thanks!

FRESH Beignet

Here we are, wondering what to get for dessert when one of us suggested “Ooh! We should get beignet.” At this point, we were kind of all satisfied with the meal that dessert didn’t seem like an option but since someone suggested… it ended up being a good suggestion. These babies were hot and fresh when they came out. They typically come in a batch of 4 but the lady working our table was kind enough to give everyone their own.. and bless her soul for doing that because everyone just devoured theirs and we all went home happy.

Combo C: ♥♥♥♥
Combo B: ♥♥♥
Beignet: ♥♥♥

food share | [ORL] hunger street taco

I live for the weekends. There’s something about grinding during the week, trying to stay on a “healthy” diet, save that money, and then just looking forward to eating something that may not always be healthy for a couple days. Haha. For those who may be following on other social medias, I’ve been slacking on working out so I got to get back into that. I’ve got too much excuses. (Follow me on Instagram! MMK10Q)

It’s VB’s birthday time and so some friends and I went to eat at this place called Hunger Street Taco.


Hunger Street Taco – 2103 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

A few years ago, this was a BBQ place and so this place was usually super packed so parking used to be such a pain that it would sometimes defer me from going. Currently, this place has a good traffic area and it’s not so overwhelmed that it’s got a good flow going. I like the decor and the food is much enjoyable! A+!

Brunch Menu

HA! I didn’t forget the menu, y’all! I like that it had an al a carte. So even if you aren’t hungry, you can still snack on something small and not hate yourself for eating too much. Even if you don’t eat a lot, you can still order one and not spend so much.

Rajas Con Crema

*drools*
I’m not quite sure what steered me to this dish.. must have been the poblano peppers and I don’t regret it. Rajas Con Crema. This was good. No meat was involved but doesn’t mean it needed it. It did well on its own and for that, I’m happy with. So if you don’t eat meat, enjoy a slight heat, this one is for you.

The Campechano

Delicioso. The Campechano is a tasty bite. You got both the brisket and chorizo dancing with flavor and I really like the avocado salsa. I chose to get the meats for the taco choice but they had other great selections that I hope to try in the future. (I’m looking at you, El Mananero!)

Esquites

Y’all. If I could show you a photo of me when I was a baby with barely any teeth, double fisting corn in my mouth… I wouldn’t because it’s embarrassing. (Heh.) But I guess I never outgrew it because I still love corn dishes. When I read that this was fresh corn OFF the cob, that won me over. Everything about this is a win for me. All the ingredients are noted in the dish. Marrow broth reduction?! Who knew! The taste was phenomenal.

Xocoflan

Okay, I didn’t order this but I wanted to show y’all their desserts. This is what they specialize in. The Xocoflan has both a flan and a cake. Pretty good! The flan portion had a creamier consistency (IMO) and the cake balanced out the creamy texture. Maybe could use a little more “syrup” if you don’t mind the rich sweet taste otherwise, it’s a nice treat yo’ self dessert.

Rajas Con Crema: ♥♥♥♥♥
The Campechano: ♥♥♥
Esquites: ♥♥♥♥♥
Xocoflan: ♥♥