Exploring the OC

Last Tuesday, Chris and I headed over to the Orange County to catch the opening night for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. I had no clue what the play was about; but Chris bought tickets it was one of his favorite books in high school. We left for the OC rather early because I wanted to stop by a few places in the area.

Our first stop was Roasting Water in Westminster. Nancy recommended the place to me recently and since I love water bottles (thingamabobs? I GOT TWENTY!), I was easily sold. I got the mango lemonade and Chris got the pink guava lemonade. It was sooo good.

After that, we spent a good fifteen minutes deciding what to have for lunch before settling on some sushi from Miyako Japanese Restaurant. It was a ten minute drive from Roasting Water. We both got the baked spicy lobster roll – Chris and I love to be fancy and eat lobster when we can! Their food was decent; the rolls immediately came with some miso soup and a salad.

We headed to our hotel after lunch to get some rest, er, watch some Forensic Files on the TV. We left a few hours after to check out The Loop: Handcrafted Churros. I’ve seen this place through OC Yelp’s Instagram page a while back and have wanted to try it out! I got the matcha churro with the fruity pebbles with ice cream while Chris got the cookies and cream churro. To be honest, I personally felt that that adding ice cream with the churro was too much but the matcha was amazing – possibly biased because I’m a lover for all things green tea and matcha.

After our little snack, we grabbed a quick lunch at Red Robin next to the theater. We were quite surprised at the turnout of the crowd at the theater, being it was a weekday. We soon realized that it was in fact the play’s opening night! The play was amazing! I haven’t read the book but I have a copy so I would recommend reading it, and I’ll go do the same.

The next day, Chris and I had a lovely breakfast at The Filling Station Cafe. We came across the cafe on Yelp and decided to check it out since the prices were very wallet-friendly. I got the California Benedict because… avocados and mushrooms are my food best friends, ha.

Afterwards, we stopped by Roasting Water, yet again, but in Garden Grove this time! Chris and I really enjoyed their drinks that we just had to come a second time before heading home! I got the pineapple paradise with coconut and mango while Chris got the peach raspberry with boba. I am seriously in love with this place – definitely taking boba to a whole new level.

I end this post with a photo of myself and Chris because I really like this photo. Food hopping around the OC was pretty fun and I really enjoyed the play.Looking forward until Chris and I go on more adventures!  ☼

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roasting water / the loop: handcrafted churros / miyako / the filling station

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  • Ahahaha~! I love how Nancy recommended Roasting Waters. It does look neat. If I’m ever in SoCal, I’ll definitely check that place out! And it must be that good if you made a return trip to there before returning home!

    That lobster roll is calling my name *_* I can totally understand wanting to get lobster as often as you can. And those churros look amazing. Green tea and matcha can never go wrong!

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the play ^^ If you read the book, let us know how the two compare. And that breakfast — *____* I wish I could eat that right now. Thanks for sharing your OC adventures!

  • OC is an awesome area!!!! SO GLAD YOU tried out Roasting Water!!!! I love how their cute bottles come with your purchase (unlike places like Zero Degrees LOL). Your lunch looks super delicious. You can never go wrong with a lobster roll ;).

    I’ve been wanting to try The Loop for a long time! Glad you got to enjoy their goods! I am still curious about their sparkly blue drink… Love how you loved Roasting so much that you went twice XD. Hey, they switch out their bottles to different styles pretty often so that’s another way of them bringing you back XD.

    Glad you two had a great time down there!

  • Amazing photos, it looks like you had a great time! The drinks look really cute and when it comes to breakfast I have to agree with you, mushrooms and avocados are my food best friends haha – well, and potatoes and bread. The churros look amazing as well, I love everything matcha. xx

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  • HAHA, every time I see Roasting Water I think of Nancy. I’m glad that you got to try it out and stocked up! It must be a great thing – I want to try it out! 🙂 I might be going to Cali some time next month but I’ll keep you updated if I do – it’s a little *low-key* right now!

    THAT LOOP CHURRO THING IS FREAKING AMAZING HELLO????? I’ve never seen anything like it! I bet it was delicious 🤤

    Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  • All of the food in this post makes me so hungry. I want sushi so badly now! OC just makes me think of the show The OC which I’ve only seen a couple episodes of. I also read The Curious Incident book in high school, I can hardly remember what it was about!

  • I’m so glad I stopped by your blog! You seem like a wonderful person =3
    I’ve never been to southern Cali really. I suppose Bakersfield is in SoCal, which is where my husbands grandparents live, but I’ve never visited them there. However, the pictures they often post look beautiful. The only place in cali that I’ve ever wanted to see is San Francisco, honestly.

    That food, all of it, made me drool. I’m talking Scooby seeing Scooby Snacks, lol. The Fruity Pebbles on a gigantic churro are a nice touch xD It’s really nice to hear you enjoyed your time there, and I wish you many more wonderful adventures!

  • I love that last picture of you guys! Also, TWENTY?!?! Did you store them at home or drink them all in the same day?

    I remember that book – I read it in high school as well!