It has been a long time since I last posted so I wanted to give a recap of my first college semester! Here are some places in LA that I visited so far
Hands down the best bookstore (and the most magical) one I have ever been to! From the moment I stepped inside, I felt transported into a whole world altogether. You can find so many books, new and antique as well as even first edition books. This place is decorated in a beautiful manner with flying book, book cutouts, etc. A must visit place in Downtown LA.
2. Grand Central Market
Walking into the Grand Central Market, the air was filled the smell of so many delicacies. I decided to try the Chicken Pad Thai and it was so delicious. The portion was a good sized. Although a little over-priced, it was still worth the buy!
3. Griffith Park
“City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see”
~La La Land
4. LA Coliseum
Game Days at the Coliseum supporting the Trojans are some of my most memorable times this semester!
Location- The District at Tustin Legacy, Tustin
Walking around The District at Tustin Legacy, I noticed the Union Market. I have never been there before and was honestly surprised to see how cute and vintage looking the place was. There were many cafes, clothing stores, and it felt that I had left Irvine/ Tustin area altogether and traveled back in time. The ambiance of the location was definitely a hit for me.
I was craving something to drink, so decided to stop at Milk Box. It was a great experience. The service was great! The workers greeted us, gave us a description about the different drinks they had present as well as nutritive facts and origins about their ingredients. They said that they did not use any syrup or preservatives for the drinks. They even let us try samples of the various drinks- we tried Peach Iced Tea, Mango Iced Tea, and Jasmine Milk Tea. They all tasted a little on the sweeter side. I ended by getting the Jasmine Milk Tea with boba and told them to make it less sweet (drink on the right) and my friend ended up getting Mango Iced Tea with boba and told them to make it less sweet as well (drink on the left). We were surprised by how fast they made our drinks.
My drink tasted a little bland at first but it slowly started to taste better. I think as the boba started mixing in, the drink became better and made me want to gulp it down fast but at the same time drink slowly and for a longer time.
I would recommend visiting this place and enjoying the drink along with the beautiful ambiance of its location!
Price of Drink: ($5)
Restaurant- The Project by Park Balluchi
Where- Delhi, India
This restaurant was nothing like I had seen before. Leading up to the restaurant is a rustic path and I couldn’t help notice the beautiful surroundings it encompassed. The location for this restaurant is its key. It is in the middle of a Deer Park and the from the restaurant itself, many deer can be seen. In addition, the sound of birds and peacocks add up the delight of being close to nature.
The food itself was good as well. As an appetizer, the ‘Vegetarian platter’ contained a variety of delicious items- paneer Tikka (or barbecued cottage cheese cubes), cheese rolls, and paneer filled fried potatoes. All of them had very nice and tangy flavors and simulated our senses asking for more. The presentation of the platter also made the food more delightful to eat.
For the main course, there is a variety of different cuisines. Our selection from the Indian menu was the classic Dal Makhani ( black lentils ) and Shahi Paneer (Cottage cheese in spicy tomato gravy) with a variety of Indian breads baked in a clay oven (Butter Naan, Tandoori Roti etc). From the Chinese menu, our pick was Vegetarian Hakka noodles and finally from the Italian menu, a Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine pasta. All the dishes were finger licking good and having them in the splendid ambience of this restaurant made them doubly appealing.
The customer service was also nice and we found the place hygienic. Overall, in my opinion, this restaurant is worthy of being recommended as one of the delightful food destinations in Delhi.