SCAPE AMERICAN BISTRO – ST. LOUIS, MO

Came here for brunch on a beautiful Saturday. Decor was a bit mix of rustic and bold color, service was good. We didn’t have a reservation, but no wait either.

I original came here wanted to the Wimbledon French Toast, which is like a cornflakes crusted brioche with creme fraiche and strawberries … but they no longer serve that. Disappointed me.

They gave use couple complimentary donuts – it was nice touch, but they were served cold.

Complimentary donuts

Classic Benedict – thick cut Canadian Bacon, arugula, tomato, perfect poached eggs, hollandaise sauce. Love the thick cut fries too!

Classic Benedict

Strawberry Crepe – it was huge! fresh strawberries, nutella and tons of house-made whipped cream. We finished the whole thing.

Strawberry Crepe

Brunch – Classic Benedict & Strawberry Crepe

It was a very nice brunch, I wish they bring back the Wimbledon French Toast.

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CHEESECAKE FACTORY – ST. LOUIS, MO

Happy New Year! A brand new year, hopefully I will have more time and update more often.

Traveled to St Louis for work couple months ago … coworker decided to eat Cheesecake factory. It was fully packed. We wait about 15 minutes. First thing walked into the place is to check out the cheesecake display … lots of variety!

Cheesecake Factory
Lots of Cheesecakes!

Ordered one of my favorite appetizer from here – Avocado Rolls

Avocado Rolls

Also had some Garlic Shrimp Pasta – taste okay, normal pasta.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Ended our dinner with a famous cheesecake – I forgot what I had … but it was very rich.

Cheesecake

PHO GRAND – ST. LOUIS, MO

Authentic and delicious Vietnamese food in South Grand area, probably the best Pho in St. Louis. This place is always busy, you have to take some time find street parking too.

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon) and Fried Tofu Cubes – fresh herbs, fresh ingredients, must get Spring Rolls. Tofu were crispy and hot.

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon) Fried Tofu Cubes

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon)
Fried Tofu Cubes

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon)

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon)

Fried Tofu

Fried Tofu

Bun Rieu – first time trying Bun Rieu here, not bad … but not my favorite. I will stick with their Beef Pho next time.

Bun Rieu

Bun Rieu

Pho Dac Biet – Special Combination Beef Noodle, mom’s favorite noodle soup. You can’t go wrong with this. Yum Yum!!

Pho Dac Biet

Pho Dac Biet

My must go place everytime I am back.

DRUNKEN FISH – ST. LOUIS, MO

Sushi here is really medi-core, but its about the only sushi place that opens late on weekends. So not many choices here.

There was 3 of us, we ordered quite a few items. The rolls were smaller than the other places I’ve tried, fish were not the best.

Drunk Fish Sushi

Drunk Fish Sushi

Assorted Rolls – I don’t remember the names … but the tuna were kind of shine and a bit dry.

Combination Rolls

Combination Rolls

Sashimi Platter – smaller for its price.

Sashimi

Sashimi

Ama Abi – probably the best of tonight.

Ama Abi

Ama Abi

I would probably come back happy hour only.

TAI KE 台客 (TAIWANESE CUISINE) – ST. LOUIS, MO

One of the best Taiwanese restaurant I had in St. Louis. There are not that many Asian restaurants in the area, but this is definitely one of my favorite. Service was good too.

Sticky Rice Cube – make with pork blood and sticky rice … trust me, you can’t really taste the pork blood, the sauce is very savory.

Sticky Rice Cube

Sticky Rice Cube

Sticky Rice Hot Dog – its more like a Chinese sausage with stick rice … it was okay, not the best I had.

Sticky Rice Hot Dog

Sticky Rice Hot Dog

Braised Beef Noodle – very good portion, probably enough for 2 girls. Love the strong and herbal soup base like how traditional Taiwanese noodle soup should be. Beef brisket was tender, noodles was al-dente. Highly recommended!

Braised Beef Noodle Soup

Braised Beef Noodle Soup

Braised Pork Rice – a pretty good portion for $5, you can get fill up just eating this. Fatty pork like the traditional way with special sauce. A little too fatty for me, but once a while is okay.

Braised Pork Rice

Braised Pork Rice

Overall, food was very authentic. I will come back 🙂