1. A Revel-ating Brunch

    Revel Seattle

    Seattle Revel

    Monkey bread with bbq pork

    Revel Seattle

    Short rib burger

    Revel Seattle

    Ramen with pork belly and egg

    Seattle Revel

    Short rib rice bowl

    Revel Seattle

    I love Revel so much that I had to do a follow-up brunch post. Revel embodies hip Korean-inspired street food, harmonized with French and American cooking techniques. Revel uses both high quality and original Asian ingredients to create artwork. The flavors are so creative that you can taste every minute detail, yet it maintains its authenticity.  In my opinion, that is what separates progressive Asian-inspired cuisine from mediocre fusion. 

    Just like my previous dinner experiences, the brunch at Revel was incredible.  We started off with the monkey bread, which is maple sweet bread with cha siu (bbq pork). If you want to taste the premium Chinese bbq pork bun - this is it. I ordered the short rib burger with house-cured bacon where I savored every bite and didn’t want it to end. It is perhaps one of the best burgers in Seattle. My buddies ordered the ramen with pork belly and the short rib rice bowl. The ramen was pretty tasty, but I’ve found that the other dishes outperform the rice bowls.

    Per Details Magazine, Revel is among the restaurants that are part of the “Asian-Food Revolution”. For me, going to a next-level Asian-inspired restaurant such as Revel, Momofuku, or Pok Pok, is like going to a food blogger’s Disneyland. Just like a kid, I get really excited, eat everything on the menu, and I won’t stop talking about it. Revel is the #1 recommended FH206 food pick in Seattle.

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  2. In-N-Out Protein Burger Wrap Err day Err Day
I had five of these protein wraps in two days during my stay in Pleasanton, California.  The official food sponsor of the Yamada wedding.  
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    In-N-Out Protein Burger Wrap Err day Err Day

    I had five of these protein wraps in two days during my stay in Pleasanton, California.  The official food sponsor of the Yamada wedding.  

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  3. In N Out (instagram)
You can not visit California without going to In N Out… Per Anthony Bourdain, this is America’s only reputable fast food burger joint… Cosign to that! Gotta luv the fresh made to order burgers. My status is to go off the menu with the animal style and protein burger. Though the cheese on fries gets cold quick. Bottom line, In N Out is a must visit.
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    In N Out (instagram)

    You can not visit California without going to In N Out… Per Anthony Bourdain, this is America’s only reputable fast food burger joint… Cosign to that! Gotta luv the fresh made to order burgers. My status is to go off the menu with the animal style and protein burger. Though the cheese on fries gets cold quick. Bottom line, In N Out is a must visit.

    In-N-Out Burger on Urbanspoon

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Umami Burger Hollywood (instagramed)
Let’s kick off the LA series, whaddup mami!  All I have been hearing is how much Umami has the LA burger game in a choke hold.  So I made it priority to hit it up and try this trending Truffle Glazed burger.  Oh my…long and behold, this burger is the truth.  It hurts on so many aspects of goodness and harmony….the beef, the combo of the truffle and truffle cheese, and the brioche like bun (people are still searching for its identification). 
Then to add off the menu cheese tots, Singha beer, and hanging with my homies!  This is a true memorable LA dining experience.  The downside is they do not let you add bacon to this burger as my friend says “You are offending the chef”.
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    Umami Burger Hollywood (instagramed)

    Let’s kick off the LA series, whaddup mami!  All I have been hearing is how much Umami has the LA burger game in a choke hold.  So I made it priority to hit it up and try this trending Truffle Glazed burger.  Oh my…long and behold, this burger is the truth.  It hurts on so many aspects of goodness and harmony….the beef, the combo of the truffle and truffle cheese, and the brioche like bun (people are still searching for its identification). 

    Then to add off the menu cheese tots, Singha beer, and hanging with my homies!  This is a true memorable LA dining experience.  The downside is they do not let you add bacon to this burger as my friend says “You are offending the chef”.

    Umami Burger on Urbanspoon