LA Eats: Floral Masterpieces, Gudetama, and More
This last weekend I took a trip down to Los Angeles (technically Anaheim) with some foodie friends. I was super pumped to go down with a group of ladies just as in love with eating as I am! We got to go to this amazing cafe opened by a florist, try some tasty Korean food, and, best of all, a day at Disney! Looking for some food-spiration for your next trip to LA? Keep scrolling for some ideas.
1. Bia Coffee
Bia Coffee's founder is actually a former florist from Korea, so it's no surprise that her lattes and cakes are floral beauties! We got a rose latte, jasmine butterfly pea latte, and lavender latte—not to mention 2 slices of cake (lavender and rose). The drinks were gorgeous and delicious, but, if I had to choose, the lavender cake had a more moist and tasty flavor than the rose.
Anyone who knows me knows that Gudetama, Sanrio's lazy egg, is my spirit animal. Literally, he is just a lazy egg yolk that lounges with bacon blankets, but every short and meme with his character on it just speaks to me on another level 😹 You can imagine how excited I was to try the collaboration with Curry House! Your Gudetama meal set comes with a mushroom and beef curry (it kind of tasted like a bean chili to me), a custard, corn soup, a drink, and a black beanie.
The flavor of the food wasn't anything to write home about, but I loved the Gudetama decorations around the restaurant and how his faced graced every piece that came out!
3. Square Mixx
We had the biggest feast at Square Mixx, a modern Korean food hall located in LA. We got a dish or two from every vendor in there, and it was all delicious! Caution: it was all a little bit on the spicier side too 🔥 The only dish I wasn't very into was their "pizza" which was plain bread with spinach, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, and dollops of cream cheese on it.
4. Cafe Bora
Luckily for us, dessert after Square Mixx was just across the floor at Cafe Bora. Talk about beautiful sweets! Their perfectly (💩-shaped) soft serve, milky tiramisu, and soft bing soo (shaved ice) were all delicious. The ube and matcha desserts were lovely to look at, but my eyes were drawn to the seasonal bing soo: persimmon.
I definitely was not disappointed by what came out, and they give you a generous cup of persimmon puree to pour on top of the shaved ice. The ice was soft and melted in my mouth with every bite—so good!
BONUS: here's a shot of all the churros we gathered at Disneyland the next day held by my friend wearing a churro shirt. Churro-ception!