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).

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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 – ♥♥♥♥