Asher’s Food Journey In Ojai

Hi everyone! I’m finally back from my vacation in Ojai, and boy was it fun! I stayed at the beautiful Ojai Inn, and I ate some pretty amazing food. I also went on a food tour, and that’s what this post is going to be about. Now, join me on this fantastic food journey! Also, this will be the first time I show my face on this blog, so be ready for that!

  • The first place I went to was a Mexican restaurant called La Fuente. The restaurant’s specialty was Tamales, and I got to try three different types. There was a sweet corn tamale, that reminded me of a sweet and grainy cornbread. The second type was chile and cheese, which melts in your mouth, and has a very awesomely spicy aftertaste. The last tamale was filled with pork, and had an extremely unique and savory taste. Shown below is the restaurant and the tamales.

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  • The next stop on our food adventure is the Ojai Tortilla House. It is home to some of the most delicious tacos I have ever had. The most popular item on the menu was the “Street Taco”. It is a tortilla filled with steak, cilantro, onions, and salsa. Be warned! The taco is very messy, however, it is wonderfully flavored, and none of the ingredients overpower each other. Below is said taco, as well as my face.

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  • It is time to cool off, and luckily our next stop is the Ojai Ice Cream Company. Each of the Ice Creams were homemade, and they also had fudge! I decided to get a Rum Raisin Ice Cream Cone, and it completely blew me away! The rich and creamy texture of the dessert was an absolute pleasure, and it is definitely the best Rum Raisin I have ever had. The Rum flavor was both strong and delicate, while the raisins ended the taste with a sweet finish. Below is the amazing ice cream, can’t you just smell this deliciousness!

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  • The final stop on our journey is a bakery called The KNEAD baking company. The interior of the bakery had an amazing smell of baked goods, and it nearly made my mouth water! The best thing I tried was a “potato pizza” that was covered in rosemary and cheese. I hope you enjoyed the journey, and I will see you guys back for tomorrows’ art post. Have a great day!

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Another Tasty Dessert From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at another tasty dessert. I hope you guys are hungry, because things are about to get “sweet!”

Info from en.wikipedia.org

  • Kue bugis is a very interesting dessert that comes from Indonesia. It’s a green, gluttonous rice cake that’s made with with coconut milk, sugar, and salt. The filling is made from grated coconut  and palm sugar. However, variations of this dessert use rice flour or pandam. They’re usually found around Indonesian marketplaces.

kue bugis

Another Tasty Dessert From Around The World (Fridays)

I know this post is a day late, but here we go!

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at another tasty dessert. I hope you guys are hungry, because things are about to get “sweet!”

Info about desserts from en.wikipedia.org

  • Mooncake is a very interesting dessert that comes from China. It’s a round-shaped pastry that’s filled with red bean paste, and salted duck eggs. It’s usually served with Chinese tea.

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More Delicious Food From Around The World (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more tasty foods. Now, grab some utensils, and let’s chow down!

  • Arancino is a very interesting food that comes from Sicily. It’s a fried croquette that’s filled with meat sauce, saffron, rice, cheese cubes, and peas. They can be found in cafes and takeaways around Italy.

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  • Phat Kaphrao is an incredibly delicious food that comes from Thailand. It’s a stir-fried dish with minced pork, holy basil, chillies, and chopped garlic. It’s then seasoned with a pinch of sugar and fish sauce. Phat Kaphrao is one of the most savory and delicious foods I’ve every had, and I highly recommend ordering it when dining at a Thai restaurant. 

phat kaphrao

More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods. So grab a plate, and let’s dig in!

  • Curry from Germany?!!! Currywurst is an incredibly delicious food that comes from Germany. It’s made from chopped up sausage that’s submerged in a savory tomato-based sauce. The taste is reminiscent of a very rich curry that melts in your mouth. You can find this delectable treat at a food truck that’s across the street from LACMA in Los Angeles.

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  • Sounds Fishy To Me! Taiyaki is a very interesting pastry that comes from Japan. The pastry is shaped like a fish, and can be made from waffle or pancake batter. (en.wikipedia.org) The filling of the food ranges from red bean paste to sausage. (en.wikipedia.org)

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More Delicious Food From Around The World (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look and some more tasty foods. So grab a snack, and let’s begin!

  • Like Noodle Dishes? Pad see ew is an unbelievably delicious dish that comes from Thailand. It’s an amazingly addicting food that’s composed of flat noodles bathed in a fantastic dark soy sauce, broccoli, eggs, and garlic. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s honestly one of my favorite foods, and I highly recommend it to anybody that likes a savory, rich, dish. You won’t be disappointed!

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  • Sie Kensou Eat Your Heart Out! Char siu bao, (or Baozi), is a special type of steamed bun that comes from China. At first glance, it just looks like an ordinary dumpling, and then you bite into it, and everything changes! Your tastebuds are assaulted with the delectable taste of sweet pork. I’ve loved these buns for as long as I can remember, and always get them if I’m in Chinatown. Once again, I highly recommend them.

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Another Delicious Dessert From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at another delicious dessert. I hope you guys are hungry, because things are about to get “sweet”!

  • Interesting Name! Kirschenmichel is a very interesting dessert that comes from Germany. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s a type of pudding that’s made with bread, sour cherries, butter, milk, sugar, and eggs. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s quite similar to bread pudding, and is topped with almonds, vanilla, cinnamon, and clove. (en.wikipedia.org) 

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