first, i recently had a really sad day in terms of food. so in the spring when i visited hawaii, i fell deeply in love with holotta ice cream on the fifth day. i refrained from eating it when i returned here in the summer, because my experience with it had been so special. you can’t just go around eating it willy nilly! i decided that getting my first job would be a worthy event for such great ice cream. when that day finally came, cameron and i went (with great anticipation) to celebrate with some of the life-changing banana ice cream, but alas, IT WAS NOT THERE!!! i was really crushed. still, i hoped that they had just run out for the day. i asked the girl at the counter and she told me that holotta ice cream NO LONGER MAKES BANANA ICE CREAM. i tried the pistachio:
the result: holotta ice cream is dead to me.
next, this other food experience was in the middle. pretty good, not amazing. i got this bento from mitsuba.
it was really cheap (4.50 i think) and had a lot of food, but i just don’t like food as much when there aren’t any vegetables. i enjoy meat much more when i get veggies too. anyway, i had the shoyu chicken, which was actually really tasty (moist and flavorful), and the other things included were a bright pink hotdog, some beef, chow fun, and rice. it was a lot of food so i had to save some to snack on the next day. apparently they have lots of different and yummy things at mitsuba, but you have to go early or they sell out. they are quite cheap too.
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finally, another awesome meal at jimbo:
i had a big bowl of udon, and the special thing it had was fried mochi, which had a really cool gluey texture. it stays kind of melted since the broth is really hot. this bowl had a different broth than the one i had last time. i think it was some kind of fish broth. really good though.
their combos are amazing. cameron had the udon with tonkatsu donburi. the donburi was heavenly. the egg is the perfect combination of runny and fluffy. it seems like the yolk part was cooked completely, but some of the whites were still a little runny. the tonkatsu went really well with the eggs as did the sauce. i was really jealous. i am definitely getting one of the combos next time.
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