Ah, our second full day in Orlando. On the activity menu today was Disney's Typhoon Lagoon which is a Disney sized water park. A long day meant getting some nourishment. I knew there was a place near our hotel called Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, it was a chain restaurant along the lines of Denny's or IHOP.
The restaurant had a very old homely feel to it, I thought it felt like a diner or some place. I just took this pic to show the syrup and to show what the surface of the tables looked like..reminded me of my old house which was built in the 70's.
I ordered the Southern Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict, which came with hash browns and a side of fruit (I was asked if I wanted a muffin instead of fruit..no thanks). I would have liked the eggs benedict but the english muffins were so heavily drenched in margarine that when I would have a bite that was all I could taste. The eggs were cooked fine and the hash browns were good I just couldn't handle the margarine flavour.
My girlfriend went with the Belgian Waffle, she quickly buttered it before I could take a picture so the mess you see to the left is her ruining the aesthetics. She just got it with powdered sugar on top.
|made to order salsa yum yum|
|(left: passonfruit vodka lemonade, right: pina coloda)|
Benihana is a teppanyaki/sushi restaurant where the food is cooked in front of you and the chef does tricks with utensils. I have been to a place like this in Vancouver a couple times and quite enjoyed it.
We were seated at a table with another group of people since there was only the two of us dining.
Next up was there Las Vegas Roll. This was really really good. It consisted of salmon, avocado, jalapeno, spicy sauce on top (deep fried). We figured we would try ordering something different that we had never tried before and it turned out to be a good choice.
For the teppanyaki portion of the meal I ordered the Filet Mignon cooked medium rare. Of course the meal came with your standard onion soup. Nothing too special about the soup, it was tasty but nothing to go crazy over.
Next there was the salad. Very similar to the one at the restaurant I've been to in Vancouver. I really like the dressing they put on the salad, I find it very good and refreshing.
Shrimp appetizer anyone? yumm these shrimp were so tasty. Of course the chef did the regular tricks flipping the shrimp tails into his hat and what not, I always enjoy watching that. I don't remember what he added to the shrimp but they were very good and a nice appetizer.
I had some trouble getting a good picture of the filet when it was plated. I had to use the flash which kind of made a cool picture because of the design on the plate. This steak tasted so good, I had a huge smile on my face the entire time I ate it..seriously.. I don't smile often either. I wish I had three times as much to eat but unfortunately that was not the case.
Lastly for dessert we ordered the Tempura Fried Banana. I had never had deep fried banana before and I thought it was actually pretty good. I didn't think I would enjoy it but it had a nice taste to it. I enjoyed the ice cream because man it was such a hot day and I needed to be cool. It was actually one of the girls birthdays at our table and the staff brought out a little cake and candle and sang happy birthday in Japanese.
They also took a picture of their group, and they then invited us to be in their picture and the manager printed and framed the pictures right there in the restaurant and gave us a copy aha.
There you can see my girlfriend and I on the left, looking awkward with some ladies we don't really know..oh well we had fun.
There you have it, our second full day in Orlando..wow that was exhausting writing all of this, I hope you enjoyed reading it and stay tuned for much more!