A Taste Of Laos

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. I’m having an ok day. School starts tomorrow, so I’m not very happy. But let’s talk about food. This past weekend as I told you I went to the Lao New Year Celebration and it was nice.

I met monks, got blessed, ate plantains, beef jerky and beef on a stick, heard music, visited the temple, and had a lot of fun.

The temple was beautiful. The monk we met explained so much about their habits, why they throw water on the statues, why they play the drum, or why they don’t eat after 12PM. Such an interesting culture.

The beef jerky had a different taste, I didn’t like it but my sister liked it, although she didn’t like the snow ball. The snow balls had different tastes and different things on it. The beef stick had a bit of fat on it but the seasoning was good.

They had chicken feet and other foods to taste, but I got full and didn’t try it. But overall, because it gave me an idea of the Laotian culture, I give the Lao New Year Festival 3.5 Starts. That’s that ladies and gentlemen. Have a great day and don’t forget to go out and try new food and new places.

 

 

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Lao New Year Celebration

Lafayette, are you looking for something to do tomorrow? Go check out the Lao New Year Festival. This is an annual event that takes place at 7913 Champa Avenue, Broussard, LA 70518.

This event celebrates the beautiful culture of Laos 🇱🇦. They will have a parade, music, dances, a lot of food, and fun things going on. I went today to check the area and here is my advice:

1. Wear boots.

2. Bring cash.

3. Go early or parking will be a bit far and you will have to pay.

I hope to see you because the food smelled good, a lot of kids were playing around, some monks were practicing to play the taiko (a huge drum), ladies were practicing for the pageant, they had floats, snowball machines, and many other fun things.

 

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Farmers Market

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day.  I’m having a blast because there is no school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and yes I have no school for a week. So it’s time to enjoy and check out new places. Today I went to LFAM? What is that? Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market. It’s located at 2913 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70506.

There is a lot of stuff at the Farmers Market, but this week Chef Bourque’s Beignets caught my attention. Those beignets were delicious. They melted in my mouth and as expected the sugar flew around, so guys you must try it. That’s a 4.5 starts right there!!!

To match my yummy beignets I drank a frozen lavender lemonade from Magnolia Moon. Yes, you read it well. Lavender lemonade. And guess what? It tasted good. I suggest you try it. But do not, I repeat do not get the frozen chai coffee. That tasted worse than boiled carrots, broccoli, and dirt mixed together. The frozen lavender lemonade however, deserves 3.5 starts. My sister even ate the flowers used for the decoration.

So, if you are looking for something to do on a Saturday morning, want to try new things, and support local farmers and artisans, make sure to check LFAM, you won’t be disappointed. You can run, play around, pet dogs, eat, listen to music…I always like going there.

That’s that ladies and gents, have a good one, enjoy your weekend and stay tuned, more post coming soon.

 

 

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Pedro’s With My Bro

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. By the title you can tell that I went to Pedros with my friend. Pedros is a new restaurant located at 3323 Ambassador Caffery, Lafayette, LA 70506.

When I arrived it was a nice place and the art was cool. I asked for a lemonade and an enchilada with a lot of cheese. It didn’t take them that long to give us our meal. They enchilada came with rice and beans. When I took the bite of that enchilada I thought my taste buds exploded with deliciousness. The enchilada had a good taste with the cheese. The beans were good but I liked it the most because of the cheese inside. The rice was okay it was good but normal for me.

I gave Pedro’s a 4.5 only because of the rice. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic says:

  • 4.5 Starts
    • Service was quick
    • Prices were affordable
    • The food was delicious
    • They had activities for kids
    • The decoration was cool and the place was very clean.

 

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KELONaid

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I haven’t been posting but I will soon post. I’ve been to three places that I want you to know all about. But today I want to talk to you about KELONaid, my fundraiser.

Every other year I sell lemonade and donate all the money to a charity I pick. This year I picked St. Joseph. I love volunteering there and I like the work they do with the homeless.

So come out this Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10AM to 12PM at CrossFit Acadiana (401 E. Cypress St, Lafayette, LA 70501).

If you can’t make it, you can still donate through Venmo. Just search for @KELONaid.

Thank you for your support!

 

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Hawaiian Taste in Lafayette

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. I have gone to a very intriguing place called Poké Geaux. It is located at 2668 Johnston St Suite C4, Lafayette, LA 70503.

When I walked in they had many things. It was very clean. They had three things to chose from, a poké bowl, poké roll, and a poké salad. I got a poké roll. They set it up by having a green thing and then putting seaweed on top of and then adding what you like. I picked my ingredients. I got tofu, fried shrimp, edamame, cream cheese (which I don’t recommend because its kind of heavy but do you), sushi rice, hot mayo sauce, and rice puffs. He then got the green thing and rolled it to make it like a burrito, like a sushi burrito. Mom got the bowl and she selected the ingredients also.

The employees were very nice. When I sat down I took a big bite. The seaweed gave it a crunchy flavor and so did the rice puffs and the shrimp. The edamame was also good, but not as much. I give Poké Geaux a 4.5 guys, it was outstanding.

That’s that ladies and gentlemen hope you you have a great day.

The Kritic Says:

  • 4.5 Starts
    • The place was very clean. The decoration was simple and nice.
    • The food was fresh and tasted delicious.
    • Service was fast.
    • The prices were okay.
    • No activities for kids.

 

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Where Europe Begins

Hello ladies and gents, since I miss Portugal, I figured I would start the year with a throwback to my Portugal vacations.

Portugal is my Mom’s home country. It is located on west Europe close to Spain. The capital is Lisbon or Lisboa. It’s a beautiful place, and a good place to eat. There’s a drink I adore, and wish would come to America more, it’s called sumol. There are different flavors such as, orange, ananás (pineapple), maçã (apple), maracujá (passion fruit). My favorite personally is maracujá. I also like that everywhere I went, they had natural juices.

The food tastes different, but it tastes good. I liked the fries, the chicken, and I gained mad love for seafood. But let me assure you that not all the place are were good. So I will stick with the good, Pastelaria Suiça in Rossia, o Carmo in Chiado, o Pastilhas in Fátima, Nosolo Italia in Praça do Comércio, and Casa dos Sabores all over Lisbon. These five places were amazing.

The desserts in Portugal are amazing. I don’t like desserts, but the desserts were amazing. Same thing with the seafood. The fish was outstanding, my first time eating fish with skin. Luckily I didn’t choke on a bone.

Last but not least Berlin not the capital of Germany, the doughnut like ball with sugar kept me wanting to go back to Portugal.

So for the next weeks we will be talking about these places and trying to convince you to go there and also eat at these places. That’s that ladies and gentlemen I give Portugal 10 out of 5. Hope you have a great week.

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