Disneyland: Is it really the Happiest Place on Earth?

Yes it is. Disneyland is my favourite!! :) The Happiest Place on Earth…really is all that. Disneyland is literally a place full of rainbows (ok its not…but you get my drift! Also, this isn’t even a paid post!) I have very fond memories with all things Disney I love the movies (don’t get me started on how much I love the movies), and the Disney Theme parks!! OH MY!! Especially, Disneyland in Anaheim, California: a mere twenty minutes from my home! Something about those Mickey Ears is just simply magical! <3

You can read some of my other travel posts like: Taiwan (post), San Fran (post), Shanghai (post), Viva Las Vegas (post), &  Airplane Eats (post)! 

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Oh sunny California, how I miss thee. (Here we are walking through the neighboring theme park: Disney’s California Adventure! (Which features famous California destinations….like SF, Santa Monica, Hollywood, among many more! They also showcase the history, discovery and culture of California!!)

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Take a walk on the boardwalk, and take a whiff of the delicious sourdough bread being freshly baked inside Boudin’s Bakery Tour. (If you complete the brief tour; you see the process of the baked bread being made & every person can walk away with a FREE piece of the bread!) Missing SF (post).

This is just some of the food we ate!

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BREAD BOWL!!! Good ol’ creamy, hot clam chowder. You would not believe the line we had to wait to get a bowl. The best part….after scooping out the entire chowder, you can rip off the bread and munch away! Yum Yum.

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Look at that close up of that Beautiful-ness.

Back at Disneyland...I HAD to have my Favorite Pasta bowl at RED ROCKETT’S PIZZA PORT in Tomorrow Land! Which is also situated next to my favorite ride, Space Mountain. <3

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I looooove this creamy Chicken Fusilli with sun-dried tomatoes and garlic Parmesan cream sauce…its absolutely AMAZING. One of my favorite things ever. Back in my UNI days, I had an annual pass and would make a Disney dinner run, as well as blasting out some rides in the process.

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We also had dinner back at California Adventures in the new Cars Land. Some good ol’ American diner grub!

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Some dessert to go? No way. This is just some good ol’ Disney treats you can buy! These were magnets! Definitely such a blast. We were so tired after a whole day of fun and food. I’ll be back, Disneyland. But for those planning a trip. Tickets for a day pass cost you upwards of $200 USD! And the food….also just as pricey! Just an FYI! :) So, is Disneyland the happiest place on earth? Well…its not, but it does bring a big smile to me, every single time. I have a special spot for this place.

Disneyland <3

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<3 Always, Jess

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Freshlodge

I’ve walked by this small eatery every time I’m by Wing Lok Street, and FINALLY made my way in to Freshlodge! The restaurant is quite small and simple. The lunch set was really cheap! A Scottish smoked salad AND a daily soup….only to find out why for the really low price later on

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I went with the Hairy crab roe congee lunch set at $88! SO CHEAP.

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Soft bun bread! Focaccia…mmmm

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I’m going to have to say…….the beginning starter was SUCH a disappointment. :/ I was definitely going to be hungry still….so I also ordered a…

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Figs & Crab Meat Salad $78, which was a MUCH better salad. Nothing impressive, but a lot bigger and better than my starter!

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Hairy Crab Roe Congee…part of my lunch set. Again, nothing too spectacular. But something nice, calming and comforting. The food itself is just alright, but sometimes once in a while- simple congee like this does the trick.

Freshlodge, 127 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan: 3106 3161 

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<3 Always, Jess

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Bellbrook Bistro Oz

Bellbrook Bistro Oz by Laris opened up last year on Wyndham to pretty good reviews. I haven’t gone yet but one evening decided to go check out what the hype was all about! We got there relatively early- before 6:30…and were the first ones there. The vibe is young, loud and fun. Get ready for some rustic Aussie comfort food. It took up the old spot opened up by David Laris (post).

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I started with a bloody mary! One of my favourite cocktails-hands down. Spicy and tasty!

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The homemade bread and butter were terrific! Look at that cute potted butter! <3

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Great rustic decor in this place!

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We started with the Oz Oysters ($28 a piece)...Coffin Bay, SA which were delicately salty and sweet! Then my cravings for oysters got even MORE intense…Definitely wanted some more… :D

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Black Pork Scotch Egg $98. Slow cooked Organic Egg, Horseradish creme fraiche. These were one of their signature table bites. But they weren’t anything too out of the ordinary. They were nice and crispy on the outside…but didn’t pack too much flavour.

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Black Pork Cheek + Wagyu Beef Rissoles $178, Roasted tomato sauce, orzo pasta. This was definitely a surprise! Delicious. It had so much flavour. All the cheese and tomato sauce packed such a punch. And the pork cheef and wagyu beef rissoles were so tender, soft and juicy! Loved, loved, LOVED this.

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The drinks menu is full of delicious options and I went for the boozy Bellbrook lemonade pitcher! It was a lemonade mix with plenty of fresh grapefruit and lime juice. 15L pitcher for $330!! Thats not too bad at all. We were still a bit hungry- so off we went to find MORE food!

The Bellbrook Bistro Oz by Laris  2/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong: 2530 1600

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