For such a small city like Ames, Iowa, the number of Chinese restaurants is actually quite large. Even better, these restaurants are probably some of the most authentic Chinese places I've been to.
Houston Restaurant Review: Tiny’s Milk & Cookies
This mystical establishment is Tiny's Milk and Cookies. Located in the heart of West University, Tiny’s is a neighborhood classic; kids, adults, and even our wisest elders enjoy Tiny’s, so you know this place is a definite must-try at least. And if WestU is a bit too far, they do have a new River Oaks location as well 👀.
Houston Bakery Review: Mademoiselle Louise
Mademoiselle Louise is an excellent spot. It’s such a versatile place – you can come here to treat yourself, get baked goods for family and friends, and even have brunch here!
Oh, The Places You’ll Want to Eat At: Seattle Edition
After our last post sharing the wonderful places you can visit in Seattle, we wanted to do a special edition focusing on the incredible food in Seattle. Read more on the blog.
Houston Restaurant Review: Kata Robata
Kata Robata! While it may seem like a mildly unassuming spot in Upper Kirby, it does pack a punch ✊. Kata Robata not only offers some excellent sushi, but they also have other phenomenal dishes if you wanna try something outside of sushi. Our recommendation is to have the best of both worlds 😉.
college station: the tipsy bean
"The Tipsy Bean -- Wine and Coffee Bar" serves a variety of coffee, red wine, white wine, rose, cheese boards, craft beers and pastries.
iowa: cafe beaudelaire (ames)
Cafe Beaudelaire has been around in Ames, Iowa since 1990, and as they call it, is "the Soul of Brasil in the Heart of Iowa."
austin: kerbey lane
Kerbey Lane is Austin’s staple 24-hour restaurant, known for its breakfast items (specifically, incredible pancakes) & queso. Back in college, my friends would always go to Kerbey for breakfast whenever it was one of our birthdays (and free pancakes, of course). It was also the place we'd go to after physic exams, which ended at 9 pm...
recipe: lemon bars
Lemon bars are my favorite because they're just the perfect balance of sweet & zesty, and they're perfect for any occasion.
travel: gulangyu (xiamen), the piano island (part two)
Just off the coast of Xiamen is Gulangyu, a pedestrian-only island that is also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. At only 2 km2 area and home to about 20,000 people, Gulangyu is a major domestic tourist destination and is one of China's most visited tourist attractions.