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Food In USA!

Food In USA!

Food diary of my internship journey in USA!
Poh Peng Ric
Poh Peng Ric
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Probably the most underrated ramen in Silicon Valley. Hidden in a food court in Japantown Santa Clara, was this self service unpretentious looking ramen. I ordered the Shio Ramen as the people who were queuing in front of me recommended against the Shoyu broth. I was amazed by the rich flavored broth that was very different from the usual salty tasting one back in Singapore. It's set meal also came with salmon bowl which has roes that burst in one's mouth!

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It's redwood city restaurant week! Limited time only lobster meepok with generous servings of shrimp. The meepok was really on point and my favorite thing about this restaurant is the amount of greens they actually give for every single bowl of food they serve!

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Famed for its chicken wings, bonchon was a favorite amongst the Asians here in USA. The spicy wings were of top notched spice level while the soya version was pretty taste friendly to everyone else. At around 1 USD a piece, price was pretty alright. The radish went really well, giving a hot and cold experience to the mouth. A must visit for those with chicken wing cravings!

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The old school hot plate tofu. What's different this time is the size and the texture of the tofu used. Despite missing the one back home, I actually preferred this version as you can really munch the entire giant tofu in your mouth and feel extremely satisfied right after it. Compared to the small bits we have back in Singapore, these tofus were all much bigger and better to consume. Yummmmms!

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Lunch sponsored by startup grind, you can find the whole menu online on farmhill.com . The rice was more round and shorter than the usual rice. Pulled chicken with marinated nicely with herbs and spices. The whole meal feels super healthy (no idea why) but the amount of calories it served felt just right for a lunch in a conference. Overall a new experience and maybe I shall try one of their curry dishes!

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One thing I love about the USA, is its meat. Never once I could eat meat without any sauces in Singapore and found it nice. Right here, all you need is a well fried chicken, smacked on a waffle and its oily juices do all of its job of keeping one satisfied. However, this is pretty expensive since it's a sort of a gourmet food by a food truck. Luckily for me the Hackathon sponsored all them and we get to eat them for free!

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Right after a Hackathon, we all knew that we needed to reward ourselves. Strongly recommended by a Singaporean doctor who was working here, we drove down to give this place a try. The char kuay teow was legitimately good, the only thing that was lacking was the wok hei. The sauces and wetness of the dish were on point but it felt a little too clean of a taste for Char Kuay Teow. This was so good, it was the first dish to be wiped out by the all of us. #misssgfood

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Mee Kia mixed with everything you dream of: duck meat, pork, fresh shrimps, wontons, fish cakes and fried shallots. Vinegar, chili and all the sauces are self service. Pretty much my crazy obsession right here in SF! Noodles are a little hard hence I prefer their mee pok. Beware though, they strictly accept cash only!

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Relatively good sushi hidden in the suburbs. Satisfied my sushi cravings for the past 2 months!

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It's a well known tourist trap but I just want to give those fresh seafood a try. Although the portions were really small, it did not disappoint me! Crabs were superrrrrr fresh!

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After some crazy recommendations by a roommate of mine, I braved into the famed Tenderloin region to give this place a try. The Asian joint was full of home feels with the Aunty speaking, Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew at the same time. We ordered mostly duck wonton noodles or kuay teow dry/soup and gosh it was a mind blowing lunch. The soup base was of high quality fish and you could taste the fish literally in the soup. The main highlight was its noodles and braised duck. The noodles came with spring onion oil and with the vinegar and chili readily available on the table, you can just make your own Bak chor mee right on the spot. There are even jalepano if you want it to be even more spicy! Surely back to try their fishball me 😋😋😋

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Cheapest wonton mee found in SF! At $4.75 before extra charges 8 wontons per bowl is just insane. Gotta be back for their beef brisket noodles one day! I must say it is almost the same as Hong Kong, they even got the soup right, just the noodles having a little difference in texture!

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Bak chor mee lover, fusion food enthusiast and a student filled with wanderlust! @thepoppingone

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