May 13, 2007

Tag: Food Around the World

Being tag by two persons, Vien and LZMommy. I would do Vietnamese Pho because Hubby and I really love the noodle soup. But since Vien already did that, I better think of another, more unique food that you can only find here in Los Angeles or rather this part of the world.

What would it be?! Those of you who likes western food ... this post if for you. If you happen to be this part of the world, you MUST try In-N-Out Burger. It is the MOST delicious and simple hamburger I've ever eaten. Ask Rambling Moo, she knows.

A bit of history:
Founded by Harry and Esther Snyder back in 1948 in the city of Baldwin Park, CA as the first drive-thru fast food restaurant in California. Their business philosophy - "Give customers the freshest, highest quality foods you can buy and provide them with friendly service in a sparkling clean environment." The business is privately owned and not franchise like many other fast food restaurants.

Their menu is very simple. REALLY REALLY simple. Order the type of hamburger you want (hamburger, chesseburger or double-double), french fries and drinks/milk shakes (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry). That's all. The price is very reasonable, IE CHEAP. For both of us, we can have a good meal at In-N-Out for less than $10. No tips.

Their ingredient:
Freshness it the philosophy. They use 100% pure beef (only the chucks-the front ribs and shoulder), free of additives, filler or preservative of any kind. Lettuce is hand-leafed. They use only the juiciest fresh tomatoes and REAL American cheese. Potatoes are hand-diced at the site. All ingredients are delivered fresh in refrigerated truck to the stores. There is no freezer,microwave or heatlamp in the kitchen. Their milk shakes are made from REAL ice-cream.

The restaurant also have dine-in area but most people would just drive-thru. You placed the order in the two way speaker, and sometimes with a person with a wireless tablet PC whom will be walking along the que (mind you, during lunch/dinner time, the drive-thru line is pretty long) to take the order from each driver.

Along the drive:
First you will make payment for your food (they also accept Mastercard/Visa).
Next you will come to a series of windows that you see through into their opened kitchen concept and probably be able to observe a helper washing/cleaning and hand-dicing fresh potatoes (NOT frozen) and deep fried them in the 100% cholesterol free vegetable oil.
Lastly, pick up your order (see picture below).

Look at the french fries - so crispy. And the hamburgers - so yummy.

Now is your chance to let us know what is good in your part of the world:

Huisia (sorry, i wasn't paying much attention, but just saw LZmommy's post tagging her too, so I guess she did once already), Lil'devil, Sweetpea, Montessorimum and BinkyBlogging
(if any of you already done this tag, please skip it then)


Michelle started a tag around the world since she has been tagged so often. She wants to see this tag pass around the world to see all kinds of delicious food people enjoy.


**Start Copy**

Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country?

Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it?

Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.

Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.

Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia
Raising Belle loves Pho & Vietnamese Iced Milk Coffee from Bay Area, California, U.S.A.
JustMyThoughts loves Penang Char Koay Teow
My Lil Venture loves Laksa Sarawak
My Lovely Rays loves Singapore satay
Tang Sanctuary loves Chilli Crab
BabiesLZ loves Hainanese Chicken Rice
wHOisBaBy loves In-N-Out Burger


Timothy's Mummy said...

Looks so yummy!!!! slurp slurp...

dragonmummy said...

Done this tag liao. :)

LZmommy said...

Wished I can go to States to try it out...

Judy Chow said...

Another tag for you easy one. What is Brandon's name means?

LiL'deviL said...

What does 'REAL American cheese' and 'REAL ice cream' means? Other fast food restaurants use fake one ar?

Sweetpea said...

i done the tag liao :) haha, lil' devil... just like i like REAL milk! full cream fat fat fat! no skim ,no skinny, no less fat. baru taste super yummy! right or not anna? :)

wHOisBaBy said...

timothy's mummy: it is delicious.

dragonmummy: seems like everyone on my tag list has done it. =(

lzmommy: come come, if you happen to be here, let me know we go eat in-n-out together.

judy chow: ok, will check it out. so many tags lately, no time to post my own stuff.

lil'devil: REAL ICE CREAM means REAL one, not fake one lar. WITH LOTS OF FAT FAT and NOT the low fat kind.

sweetpea: aiya, you also done the tag liau ... how leh? can insert my link somewhere in your tag ah? so the people you tagging also can see the food in LA, or else my tag not going to continue and stop here lar since ppl i tag all said done liau.

Angeleyes said...

How I misssssss In-n-Out!!!!!!