【Seattle】The London Plane __ #brunch #instagramable

The London Plane|Seattle


Address: 300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-624-1374
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm Mondays – Tuesdays
8 am to 9 pm Tuesdays through Fridays
9 am to 9 pm on Saturdays
9 am to 3 pm on Sundays


The London Plane is an absolutely beautiful and chic restaurant. The second I walked in, I quickly fell in love with the atmosphere and the interior design. There are an array of flowers, baked goods, open kitchen, high ceiling, and lots of natural lights!

The London Plane 是一家非常適合拍照打卡的網美店,
當我一踏進店裡, 馬上被整個氛圍吸引
一整排的新鮮花束, 剛出爐的麵包,
開放式廚房, 挑高的空間, 以及充足的自然光

IMG_1512.JPG▲ naturally leavened toast $14
with ricotta, confit figs, summer squash & pine nuts

IMG_1495.JPG▲ Tuna melt tartine $16
albacore, provolone, picked peppers, celery & aioli

Food was good but way too overpriced for what I get. I have to admit that each dish was beautifully plated. They were both very flavorful, clean and simple.

食物方面表現都不錯, 只是份量不多,價位偏高
食物的擺盤呈現深得我心
兩份餐點的調味都很到位
吃起來很新鮮清爽

【Seattle】Slate Coffee Roasters __ #cafe #Seattle #DeconstructedLatte

Slate Coffee Roasters|Seattle


Address: 240 2nd Ave S #103, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 445-7808
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm;
Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 9am-5pm


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I came to Slate Coffee Roasters to try their “Deconstructed Latte”; you get 3 wine glasses: 1st glass contains the espresso shots, 2nd glass contains the steamed milk, finally, the 3rd glass is both of them mixed together. (I wish they have used the same glass to serve all 3 ). When they serve it, the barista first explained the origins and flavor profile of the coffee beans and the milk. For the drinks, you should start with the espresso, then move to the milk, and lastly sip the latte which features both ingredients combined. You could really taste the sweetness of the milk in the latte, and I personally fell in love with the milk they used. I asked them which brand they are using, and the friendly barista wrote down the two local dairy brand they are using: Pure Eire and Twin Brook.

我來Slate Coffee Roasters試他們的“Deconstructed Latte”
“Deconstructed Latte”
的中文應該是解構拿鐵
店員會將濃縮咖啡, 牛奶, 和拿鐵 分別放在三個玻璃杯里
(
我希望我的三個杯子都長得一樣)
當咖啡師端咖啡來的時候會給我們一點關於咖啡豆和牛奶的介紹
喝的時候, 從濃縮咖啡開始, 再來牛奶, 最後拿鐵
品嘗的時候可以感受到牛奶的甜,
Slate Coffee Roasters
所採用的牛奶香甜
我特地去問店員他們是使用哪家的牛奶
咖啡師細心地將他們使用的牛奶寫給我
是兩家在地的乳製品公司: Pure Eire and Twin Brook

【Seattle】Il Corvo __ Weekday Lunch only Italian spot for homemade pastas #Italian #Seattle

Il Corvo|Seattle


Address: 217 James St, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 538-0999
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm


I’ve been hearing about Il Corvo Pasta for quite a while now, so I was excited that I finally got to try it out. When I got there the line was way out of the door. ( I guess this is a good sign that the food is awesome here)

好幾年前就聽說過Il Corvo Pasta, 終於有機會來試吃讓我很期待.  當我到的時候, 排隊的隊伍已經到門外了 (我猜這表示Il Corvo Pasta一定很好吃)

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Il Corvo is only open Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm, so you better make time for it during lunch hour. Il Corvo makes things simple and easy since there are threes rotating pasta on the menu to choose from. This is amazing for someone like me who always had a hard time on deciding things 😛

Il Corvo Pasta只有開禮拜一到五的中午十一點到3點, 這裡每天提供的義大利麺口味不一樣. 我來的這天有三種口味可以選擇. 這樣精簡的Menu非常適合我這種有選擇障礙的人 😛

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My friend and I shared: Pappardelle Alla Bolognese, Pasta Mista, Cookie, and House Made Focaccia. They are all amazing!

I love their House Made Focaccia. It’s crispy on the outside while pillowy and chewy on the inside. Dipping it in olive oil made it tasted even better.

For their pasta dishes, there was more pasta compared to the sauce. However, the chief seasoned the sauce perfectly, so it tasted savory, creamy, and flavorful! I enjoyed the freshness of the ingredients in the pasta.

我和我朋友一起分享: Pappardelle Alla Bolognese, Pasta Mista, Cookie, House Made Focaccia. 全部都很美味!

很推薦他們的佛卡夏,  外皮酥脆, 裡面卻依舊鬆軟,  剝一小塊下來沾橄欖油讓佛卡夏的香氣更為迷人.

他們的義大利麺, 醬料看起來不多. 但廚師調味卻恰到好處, 吃起來很夠味, 也能吃出食材的新鮮.

【Seattle】VIVO 53 __ Carbonara in Cheese wheel #Italian

VIVO 53|Seattle


Address: 504 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425.274.9165
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm
Fri 11am-11pm
Sat 10am-11pm
Sun 10am-10pm
Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3pm


I came to Vivo 53 because I have always wanted to try the carbonara served on cheese wheel, especially after I watched the BuzzFeedVideo which is comparing $8 pasta to $100 pasta. Therefore, I decided to come here during Sunday brunch time.

最近我看了BuzzFeedVideo的影片
影片中他們將$8 $100的義大利麺進行比較
其中$100的義大利麺是在整個起司上面炒義大利麺
作為起司控, 看完之後超想試試看!
所以我決定來Vivo53嘗試

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Tuscan Fried Chicken & Waffle. vanilla maple syrup, honey butter, sea salt $17

A fluffy and sweet waffle is topped with a perfectly seasoned crispy fried chicken. The chicken meat was on the dry side, and I wished it could be moister. I like their vanilla maple syrup as it is delicious and goes well with the dish.

鬆軟的鬆餅上面鋪著調味剛好的酥脆炸雞
雞肉本身偏乾, 我喜歡比較濕潤的口感
餐點本身搭配的楓糖漿很好吃

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NEW PARMIGIANO CHEESE WHEEL SERVED TABLE SIDE.ALA CARBONARA. spaghetti, guanciale, egg yolk, parmesan brodo, grated parmesan $22

It was fun to watch when the server brought the whole cheese wheel next to the table, place the pasta into the cheese, and then toss the hot pasta until the cheese slowly melts and combines with the pasta. While it was an Interesting experience, the taste was disappointing. it was way too salty for me. Also, for the amount of food, the price is not friendly at all.

這道料理上桌前, 服務生會將一整個起司帶到桌邊
將還是熱的義大利麺加入到起司中間
然後馬上拌炒, 讓義大利麺的熱氣融化起司
因為是第一次看到, 覺得很有趣
但口味讓我失望, 對我而言整體調味過鹹
也讓我覺得不值得這個價錢

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Overall, it was an entertaining dining experience at Vivo 53. I would expect the food and the service to be better next time.

整體而言, Vivo53的用餐體驗很有趣
但我期待食物和服務可以再加強

【Seattle】Bellden Cafe __#cafe #bellevue #KouignAmann

Bellden Cafe|Bellevue


Address: 10527 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 698-1597
Hours: 7am to 7pm


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Bellden Cafe is a brand new coffee shop located in Bellevue. With high ceilings, lots of natural lights, and some cute plants decorations, this cafe is definitely a place where you can take amazing Instagram photos. Staffs here were very friendly and attentive. It was such a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

For pastries, I tried their Kouign Amann. It was my first time trying this dessert, and I loved it. I adored the caramelized exterior with croissant-liked filling on the inside. It’s sweet, flaky, and very buttery. I guess the only thing I didn’t quite enjoy was my latte,  I would have preferred a stronger tasting latte.

Bellden Cafe 是一家在Bellevue新開的咖啡廳
這裡很適合拍照打卡
挑高的天花板, 充足的自然光, 和隨處可見的可愛植物裝飾
店員都很友好, 讓人覺得很舒適溫馨
我點了Bellden Cafe Kouign Amann法國黃油酥餅
這是我第一次嘗試這款甜點,
我很愛那外層的焦糖口感,
但裡面卻有著可頌層層疊疊的香酥和鬆脆
一口咬下焦糖的甜香混合著奶油的乳香, 是甜蜜的味道
這裡讓我唯一不滿意的是我的拿鐵
我期待咖啡香氣更為濃郁的拿鐵

【LA】Churro Calientes __Fried churros with organic ingredients #ChurrosconChocolate

Churro Calientes|Los Angeles


Address: 11521 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (424) 248-3890
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 5:00pm to 11:30pm


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Churro Calientes is a small restaurant with seriously delicious Churros and they definitely satisfy a sweet tooth. I highly recommend their Churros con Chocolate. It comes with six classic crispy golden brown churros and a cup of Spanish style homemade rich hot dipping chocolate sauce. The chocolate sauce is so thick, creamy, yet not overly sweet. When you dip the churro into the hot chocolate, it quickly soaks the chocolate up and absorbs all that goodness, Yummy!

Churro Calientes是一家專門賣吉拿棒的小店
他們的吉拿棒絕對可以滿足你的甜點胃
我最推薦他們的Churros con Chocolate
這份裡面有六根炸的金黃酥脆的吉拿棒
和一杯西班牙家庭式的熱巧克力醬
巧克力醬非常的香濃且不會太甜
當你拿吉拿棒去沾巧克力醬,
吉拿棒會吸收滿滿的巧克力醬汁
濃郁的巧克力搭配外酥內軟的吉拿棒超級美味!

【LA】Blue Bottle __#Latte

Blue Bottle|Los Angeles


Address: 300 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-7pm


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This Blue Bottle is located pretty much across the street from the Grand Central Market. I’m super into any place with modern vibes and ample natural light. Therefore, this place was perfect for me! Coffee was above average. A great place to relax after exploring downtown LA.

這家藍瓶咖啡位在洛杉磯中央市場對面
我很喜歡充滿自然光的時尚風格咖啡廳
這家藍瓶咖啡超級適合我的
咖啡和期待的一樣好喝
如果在洛杉磯市中逛累了,
這裡是個休息的好地方

【LA】République __The most fluffy French toast #Brunch #KimchiFriedRice #SmokedSalmonTartine #BriocheFrenchToast

République|Los Angeles


Address: 624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (310)362-6115
Hours: Open Daily 8:00am – 3:00pm
Coffee, Pastries, Bread only from 3:00-4:00pm
Breakfast/Lunch: Walk-ins only.
Dinner: Sun-Wed; 5:30pm-10:00pm
Thurs- Sat; 5:30pm-11:00pm
Bar Opens at 5:30pm daily for drinks & hors d’oeuvres
Reservations encouraged
Walk-ins welcome


République is a hip and trendy restaurant with excellent lighting. This building used to be Charlie Chaplin’s old office in the late 1920s. When I dine in there, I feel like I am in a different country with European vibes all over. Loved it!

République是一家非常時尚的餐廳并充滿了自然光
這棟建築在1920年代曾是喜劇大師卓別林的辦公室
在裡面用餐, 讓我有種仿佛置身於歐洲的氛圍

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République does not accept reservation and it is on a first-come, first-served basis. You order at the counter, pay and seat yourselves.

République不接受訂位

到了後先去櫃檯點餐,再自己找座位

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Kimchi Fried Rice $16

beef short ribs, soft farm eggs, sesame seed, scallions

Flavorful kimchi fried rice with perfectly poached egg. It tasted delicious and definitely has a different kind of taste compare to a typical kimchi fried rice

我滿驚訝這裡有泡菜炒飯
這裡的泡菜炒飯上有兩顆水波蛋
吃之前先攪拌均勻,

吃起來和一般韓國餐廳的泡菜炒飯不一樣
口感比較濕滑, 但調味很到位

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Smoked Salmon Tartine $15

avocado, pickled Persian cucumbers, onions, capers, dill, lemon

This Smoked Salmon Tartine is well presented.  It was refreshing with all the veggies on top and the avocado spread holds everything together.  The smoked salmon was very thick, fresh and high quality.

Tartine是指在切片的歐式麺包或法棍上擺上配料
這裡的煙燻鮭魚Tartine擺設很美,

吃起來口感清爽
Tartine
最下面涂上酪梨泥
酪梨泥將所以食材完美固定住
煙燻鮭魚很新鮮又很大塊 🙂 品質很好

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Brioche French Toast $12

Vermont maple syrup

The most fluffy French toast I have ever had!!! As soon as I put a little piece of french toast into my mouth it just melted right away, so yummy!!

這是我吃過最鬆軟的法式吐司了!

切一小塊法式吐司放入口中,
馬上就在嘴裡融化,
口感輕柔, 超級美味!!

Definitely worth splurging here!

這裡絕對值得一試!

【LA】Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee __The World’s Freshest Doughnut #MapleBacon #Huckleberry

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee|Los Angeles


Address: 270 E. 17th St., #18 Costa Mesa, California 92627
Phone: (949)873-5424
Hours: Open Daily 6:30am – 4:00pm
Friday & Saturday ’till 9:00pm


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This place is amazing! Definitely not your average donut. Although the price is slightly higher than donuts elsewhere. Sidecar makes fresh donuts every hour, and there are plenty of flavors to choose from. My favorite is their Maple Bacon. The Maple Bacon is pillowy soft, and after a bite, the yummy donut melted in my mouth. I really enjoy the perfect balance between sweet and savory. Huckleberry is my second favorite; crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The Huckleberry flavor tasted like a fluffy muffin. Give this place a try as fresh & delicious donuts here are amazing.

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee標榜「世界上最新鮮的甜甜圈」,每個小時手工現做. 當然價格也比平常我們買的甜甜圈貴. 一個差不多$3-4 美金. 這裡的甜甜圈口味選擇很多, 也會隨著季節推出不一樣的口味. 我最喜歡的是楓糖培根, 一口咬下鬆軟的甜甜圈就在嘴裡化開. 在口中甜鹹相襯超級美味! 我第二喜歡的是 Hunckleberry口味.  這款甜甜圈外酥內軟蓬鬆, 帶有瑪芬的口感. 新鮮出爐的甜甜圈值得一試

【LA】Meet Fresh__Taiwanese Dessert #Irvine

Meet Fresh|Los Angeles


Address: 2710 Alton Parkway, Suite 105, Irvine, CA 92606
Phone: (949)955-9236
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am


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Meet Fresh is a franchised dessert place originated from Taiwan. It is best known for their herbal jelly and taro balls. For my visit this time, I ordered a cold herbal jelly#3 which comes with herbal jelly, shaved ice, red bean, peanut, and boba. Before you try it, you should add some cream into it. I love the brown sugar drizzle on the shaved ice, it has just the right amount of sweetness. Price is on the higher side for a typical dessert, but definitely worth it 🙂

印象中小時候鮮芋仙在台灣開的到處都是
但這幾年完全看不到蹤影
反而在大陸和美國看到鮮芋仙
我點了它們的Herbal Jelly No.3
裡面有紅豆, 花生, 珍珠
最底下有淋了黑糖的銼冰
這一碗要價$7美金, 價位偏高
但在美國吃到台灣甜點很是覺得很值得