SoCal Eats

A few weeks ago, I was able to go down to Southern California for a few days to meet up with my friends and hang out. Of course, one of the main purposes of me going was to try all of the delicious food exclusive to SoCal. Here's a few of my top fav's that I definitely would hit up again when I go back: 

1. Cauldron Ice Cream

Alright, not going to lie but I initially really wanted this just because it looked so cute. After my 5 minute photoshoot for this delicate dessert, I snapped off an egg puff and dipped it in ice cream to try and it was the best dessert combo I've ever had. For those who don't know, this is called the "puffle".  It is a mix of Hong Kong egg waffle and liquid nitrogen ice cream. My puffle was the rose ice cream with rose sugar sprinkled on top. To begin, the waffle was so fresh and crispy. It had a nice fluffy center and was a lot like a sweet spongecake. I usually don't crave for egg puffs but for this, I had to try! The ice cream was also so good! The rose ice cream didn't have a huge rose flavor but it was perfectly sweet. I loved the rose sugar because it tasted like rock candy. This dessert is perfect on a hot day because it's super refreshing and delicious! 

2. Cham Sut Gol Korean BBQ

This was actually my second time at Cham Sut Gol and this time going, I was even more excited because I knew how good it was. The meat to get is the beef brisket. It's extremely thinly sliced so it cooks really quickly. The brisket has the most flavor and it tastes great with the brisket sauce. What I also love about this place is that you get a choice of tofu soup, steamed egg, or bean paste stew with your meal. My favorite is the tofu soup because it's extremely flavorful without being too spicy or salty. I naturally love Korean food already and if you give me more Korean food for free, I'll think I've died and gone to Heaven. 

3. Cove Bar at Disney California Adventure

After hearing how famous the Lobster Nachos were here, my friends and I had to pay Cove Bar a visit. To my surprise, this dish exceeded my expectations by a lot (keep in mind, I'm  not a cheese fan!). The combination of the lobster and the bunch of different flavors worked out great. The portion size of the food is huge so it's best shared with your friends. For drinks, my friend and I shared the Mickey's Fun Wheel, which is a type of Long Island Iced Tea. I thought the flavor of this drink was great because it reminded me of some type of berry drink. Although I barely could taste the alcohol, this drink was strong! 

 4. Honey & Butter Macarons

(Yes, I know the box is upside down :( )

Last but not least, I HAD to try Honey & Butter Macarons before I left. I'm a huge fan of their character macarons and I've heard so much good things about this place. The shop is actually a little metal trailer that is immensely filled with cutesy decorations. I really wanted to get one of the character macarons when I went, but they sold out most of them and the only ones left were Star Wars ones, which is cool too but I decided against it. I got an assorted box of macarons including flavors of matcha green tea, horchata, milk & honey, and more. To be honest, I was only able to try the matcha green tea because I left my box of macarons in a friend's fridge and forgot about them. However, that one macaron blew my mind. It was actually a bit bigger than I had expected, which makes the $2/macaron REALLY worth it. The macaron shell was perfectly crisp and crunchy and the filling was so chewy and tasty. The flavor was so on point and not too sweet. I can't wait to be back to try the other flavors! 


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