Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eating our way through LA

We went the unconventional way to Europe. Instead of stopping over at an asian-pacific country, we opted to transit through L.A. Having a good 9 or so hours in LA with no where to store our luggage, we decided to rent a car and have a drive around.

We took a drive off to Venice Beach. Took a while to acustom ourselves to drive on the right hand side of the road - but we got there in the end.

Venice Beach skatepark

At Venice Beach, we found a nice brekky spot. My partner got a breakfast steak with eggs, bagel and potato hash. My partner thought it was nice. I thought that the steak was good but... steak for breakfast? I prefer my sausages :)

The Terrace @ Venice Beach

Steak, eggs, bagel and hash

I didn't get a sausage or steak and instead, opted for minced beef and scrambled eggs glued together with cheese in pita bread with potato hash. Mmm... an extremely unhealthy feeling shot through my body. But was very yummy indeed.

scramble eggs pita bread with hash

After a leisurely stroll through Venice and a few hours shopping for a gorilla-pod, we stopped by a busy In-N-Out burger joint before we returned our rental car. In-N-Out burger is an extremely popular fast food joint in America. They only have 5 things on their menu.

1. Hamburger
2. Cheeseburger
3. Double-double
4. Fries
5. drink

In-N-Out burger

With only 5 things on their menu, they were seriously chockablock. Their kitchen was like a factory line - nonstop work for the busy bees. It was really quite hectic looking. You should have seen the line both inside the shop and at the drive-thru.

Although a fast-food joint, all burgers and chips were made to order. I ordered a cheeseburger and my partner ordered the double-double. The double double is essentially a double cheeseburger. Two cheeses and two meat patties. With lettuce and cheese and awesome sauce, this In-N-Out cheeseburger tasted much yummier than Macca's cheeseburger. It was super juicy and tasty for a fast-food burger.



Though the burgers were great, the fries were dissappointing. Made from real potatoes, the fries were super non-crunchy and tasted somewhat undercooked and unsalted. What would be good is In-N-Out burgers with Macca's fries? :)


Anyway, that concluded our very short-lived LA food experience. Off to Europe we go!!!

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