Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mediterranean Sweets : Ulker Icim Visne Sour Cherry Juice

            Hey everyone! Today is a short post on a Turkish drink I bought recently, Icim Visne
     Sour Cherry juice, by the brand Ulker. Like what you might suspect, the drink is good for
     people who want to drink something tart, that's only mildly sweet. It's a light drink, but if
     you like sour candy or sour/sweet foods, I recommend giving this a try. C: One last thing,
     I bought this at an Arab store called Damascus, in downtown Brooklyn, but if you can't find 
     a store nearby, you can probably find it online in some shops. (I did a quick Google search,
    and the Damascus I'm talking about is a grocery store, not a bakery. Didn't want any confusion!)


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sky Modern Japanese Restaurant in Little Rock

                    Good afternoon, everyone! Today I'm going to post a review of Sky Modern Japanese
            restaurant, which is actually a fusion restaurant of Japanese and French food. I went there
            around June, before I left for New York, and went around the evening, so I'll be commenting
            on the dinner menu that they have.
                    When my friend and I went here, we weren't sure what to expect. Sky replaced Capi's,
            which I never went to, but this place had a more professional/elegant air than the previous
            restaurant. Knowing that there were a few other expensive restaurants nearby, we were a
            little worried, at first, so it was helpful to see they posted an outside menu to give an
            idea for prices. They also have all their menus posted in the website above, so I'll leave it at
            that, for questions on specific prices.
                          A juice/soda menu was not listed in the main menu, just various mixed alcoholic
             beverages, but since I didn't want to pay $7 for one glass of a drink, and didn't want any
             juices/sodas, so I just ordered water. They serve it very chilled, and it was free so I had no
             complaints. I was not familiar with many items on the menu, or rather I knew the main
             dish, like crab, or chicken, but was not really aware of some of the condiments they used
             on the dishes. I felt sorry for our waiter, ( and for the record ladies, a good chunk of the
             waiters they have are rather good looking men~), because of how many questions I asked,
             but he was polite, very helpful, and was very patient with me. ^^ In the end, I ordered
             the Soft Shell Crab, without the pepper salad, and got mochi ice cream for dessert. You
             could choose 3 out of 4 flavors, so I got mango, coffee, and strawberry to share with my
             friend. The crab did not seem very big at first, but after I ate it I was pretty full,ha ha. They
             give you a dipping sauce that I think had some garlic flavor in it, and the whole concoction
             was very tasty, in my opinion. As for the mochi, it was some of the best I had! It did not
             taste powdery, or rubbery, like some places make them, but was very soft and melted in
             your mouth. My first impression of this place, as you can tell, was a pleasant one, and I
             do intend to come back again! I tried to capture the lights in the ceiling; it formed an
             illuminated sky with clouds inside, that was so pretty! But my camera phone isn't good
             with lights, so there is a big fat glare instead. ><

Monday, July 2, 2012

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in Little Rock (Closed)

                 Hello~ Today I'm going to talk about the first frozen yogurt place I went to, Orange Leaf.
          Like many other establishments I visited, it's located in the Pleasant Ridge Center in Little
          Rock, and I was first introduced to it by a friend. While many places have mochi as a
          condiment, Orange Leaf usually has boba with juice in them, so they pop in your mouth. XD
          The place is colored in orange, and like the other frozen yogurt places, it offers a fresh,
          modern look to it. And like many frozen yogurt places, (well, other than Red Mango), you
          put as much frozen yogurt as you want, and the payment is by how much it weighs. I do
          recommend the place, it's located in a nice location, and just about any flavor I have tried
          tasted pretty good. Images below show my concoction of  gummy bears, boba, and
          marshmallow, with a blue mystery flavor,( tasted like blueberry to me), cotton candy, and
          the last one was either mango or wedding cake. In their list of flavors I can recommend the
          tart, which is the original, the red velvet, cherry, and birthday cake. When available, the
          egg nog was pretty good too! So, if you're looking for an affordable frozen treat this
          summer, go give this place a look.~