Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bodega

Thursday in Houston is a great evening for free museums.  While that's true, if you want to see some headlining shows, you do need to pay.  But for hungry tummies, you can go grab a taco after you get some culture.
Embedded in a medical building, Bodega Taco Shop is between Museum of Fine Arts and the Bicycle Museum/Childrens Museum/ and Health Science Museum.  Not to mention, within blocks from Hermann Park and Natural Science Museum.  Thursday night, this joint is busy.
For $9.95, you can get tacos and drinks that comes with rice and beans.  I got the pulled pork.  It's better than Chipotle, let's say, but not better than a good taco truck.  But it comes with 3 tacos that is piled on with meat, veggie, pico, and rice.  What more do you want?

I will say, this is not my first visit here, after all, my doctor is in the same building.  That said, this is the first time I saw a little unwelcome friend crawling on the counter.  It had me worried there for a little.  I understand, no kitchen is fully immaculate, but it does makes me wonder.  Since I don't frequent there, perhaps it's not so much a concern, but it does makes me wonder about a lot of establishments...  

Bodega Taco Shop
1200 Binz #160
Houston, TX 77004
713-528-6102
http://www.bodegastacoshop.com/

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cloud 10

Haven't been down to Cloud 10 for some dessert.
I just can't help myself when I'm down the street.  I'd figured, I'll be walking around the Village anyway, can walk off the calories.
This time I got Cafe Su Da, it does taste like the jolted Vietnamese Coffee that it's named after.  Sadly, it doesn't have the caffeine that the drink delivers, but the taste is definitely there.  So yummy, especially when it's hot out, it's definitely a great summer companion.

In case you don't want to deal with the parking in the Village.  They are on Grubhub which will deliver to you.

Cloud 10
5216 Morningside
Houston, TX 77005
713-434-6129
http://www.cloud10creamery.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Coppa

It was nice to take a break and grab lunch with friends.
 Haven't been back to Coppa for a while, not for any reasons, just haven't been by that neck of the woods.
 Lunch with Arnold Palmer, so cool when it's before the mixing.
 Burrata Arancini, so yummy with the cheese, risotto type filling, topped with marinara sauce and cheese.... yumm-o.
There's my fav.  Ragatoni with prosciutto and parmesan cream.  Of course, what do I do?  I top it off with more cheese.  That's the thing to do, right?  LOL... yummy, creamy and cheesy.

Love their food, and service.  They were quick and tend to us pretty quick.  Don't have much complaint about the place.  Just yummy goodness.

Coppa Osteria
5210 Morningside
Houston, TX 77005
713-522-3535
https://www.coppaosteriahouston.com/

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tout Suite

Went to Memorial City a tad too early, so decided to grab breakfast instead.
Came back to Tout Suite.
Grab a croissant and milk tea.
The croissant has filling, it's strawberry and creme.  Nice and flakey.
The top of the milk tea cover said: Life Begins After Caffeine, and boy is that true or what.

They are opened before the rest of the mall opens, so you can enjoy the warm dishes or their pastries. Of course, coffee on the ready.  Feel free to enjoy that before your shopping.

Tout Suite
Memorial City Mall
303 Memorial City
#571
Houston, TX 77024
713-322-8686
http://toutsuitehtx.com/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Deco Latte

And now, for something completely different...
So I subscribed to a monthly box service called Yumi Twins.  Total fan of all cute things... and wouldn't it be from Japan, the land of a lot of cute things?  Of course!  

This month, my box came with Deco Latte.  I've seen these around, just didn't want to splurge the money for it.  So it's serendipitous that it came with the box.
 You open up the bag, it has a tray of 2 of these strips of deco.
 Totally grateful that it came individually wrapped, so you don't waste anything.
You lay it on top of your hot drink and wait for a few minutes then viola!

It's a totally cute idea.  They come in Snoopy, Hello Kitty and the like.  It only works for hot drinks.  And when you stir, it will melt off.  I was curious and didn't wait for it to melt all the way thru, so it swirl up a little film, but otherwise would've melted it all the way.   How does it taste?  Frankly, I can taste my mocha coffee just fine.  Couldn't say if the Deco Latte added any flavor or not. 

Overall, great idea, cute and fun.  Having 10 per pack seemed a bit much unless you're a huge fan and drink lots of coffee.  But it's fun and definitely add some character to your cup.

Deco Latte
How it works: https://youtu.be/ezQ_em-jst0
Buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/TAKARA-Rilakkuma-Latte-Coffee-Sheets/dp/B017KB16EA

Yumi Twins Monthly Box Subscription
https://yumetwins.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BW3s

Another Happy Hour!  This time is at BW3s
They sure have came a long way from a little neighborhood joint to a classy chain.
First time trying the Karbach Ginger Lemon Radler.  To my surprise, it's very refreshing on a hot a stuffy day.
Happy Hour special, Chili Queso Dip, it came with pico de gallo and great fun shareable.
Fried mushroom, never had that before, not too much batter and not too hot either.  Thumbs up!
Mozzarella Sticks.  Cheeeeeeeeeseeeeeeeee.
Got the Boneless Buffalo Wings with Honey BBQ sauce.  Guys, this is a small.... gasp!  There's 12 pieces in a container.  Next time go for Snack Size, which has 8 pcs or grab a friend to share.  I ended up having to take half home.
Of course, I can let the potato wedges pass me by, and of course, it was way too much food and took it all home.  

Food is exactly the same, maybe, should've gone back to the good o' wings.  I do miss going there for trivia or watching a game.  That said, by the time we left, the place really gets busy.  Families bring their kids there, they get to have wings, the adults can watch the game, works for all.

Buffalo Wild Wings
3651 Weslayan St
Ste 210
Houston, TX 77027
713-581-7955
http://www.buffalowildwings.com/

Monday, June 12, 2017

HK Dim Sum

So excited to meet up with another Mom Friend to go to dim sum.  
 While we mostly talk about cute kids stories, we also got to know about each other's background.  I'm telling you, nothing like food that brings people together.
 First thing arrived is the Lotus Leave wrapped chicken sticky rice.
 The rice was good this day, not dried, it was soaked in soup before cooking, and they put a piece of Chinese dried sausage in there.  There's shredded chicken in it, I promise.
 Turnip cake, which was a tad too cooked... hmm.
We also got Har Gow (steamed shrimp dumpling), pretty good, big chunk of shrimp and the skin is nice and glassy, doesn't taste that way, don't worry.  But it's thought to be great if it is almost see-thru like on the skin.

Then, Char Siu Bao (steamed BBQ Pork bun).  I wish they give you more meat in there, but otherwise not shabby.

Also not pictured was Rice Roll with shrimp, they don't skim you on the shrimp.  They give you big chunks for sure.  And also not pictured, Egg Custard Tart.  Their shell for the tart is cookie shell, which holds up better but sweeter base along with the taste of the egg custard.  Pretty delightful.

My suggestion about going is that go early, we arrived at 10:30a was perfect, there were people there already but still seats available, by the time we were leaving there were people waiting outside to go in.  Don't be scared by how fast they clear tables, they needed to turn tables over for the next guests, and you do feel rush off, but they are just so popular to maintain that business.

HK Dim Sum
9889 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036
713-777-7029
http://hkdimsumcity.com/