PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Eileen”
As is customary at Philly Lunch, every Tuesday we turn over the site to a different lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Philadelphia. This week it’s Eileen, who proves that age aint nothing but a number when it comes to knowing about good food. Check her out at Munchi Monster.
Occupation: College Student
Where in Philly do you Work?: Currently I have a summer internship at an immunology lab at Drexel
Favorite Kind of Food: I am a die-hard for dessert, in particular those made with chocolate or matcha green tea. I enjoy macarons, cupcakes, brownies, froyo, gelato, just to name a few. I also like eating freshly baked breads, scones, and muffins in the morning. As for cuisine, my favorite is Japanese although Malaysian is a close runner-up.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: I always pick onions out of my food, can’t stand the smell of mutton, and boycott mayo. Oh, and I absolutely despise school cafeteria food and most processed meats.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: I can’t say I’ve been to enough places yet to deem a favorite. I really like eating Malaysian food at Banana Leaf and Lemongrass’s lunch specials are pretty good deals. I absolutely LOVE Naked Chocolate. Its sophisticated European hot chocolate beats out Max Brenner by far.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? My friends and I love hanging out at Kiwi, this self-serve pay-by-the-pound froyo shop in University City. It was formerly known as Sprinkles, and a great place to just chill (literally and figuratively) during the summer. Flavors acai berry pomegranate and Irish Mint are particularly good. They also have a new red velvet flavor! We also frequent Koreana for cheap authentic Korean food, run by a Korean family, and Sang Kee Noodle House for noodle bowls when I miss my mom’s homemade noodle soups.
Place you discovered thanks to Philly Lunch (if any) There’s tons of places I’ve wanted to try on Philly Lunch, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. Sakura, Shiroi Hana, Le Bus to name a few.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Born in NYC, always an NYCer! After all, there’s so much variety for all sorts of cuisines and where many food trends start. Plus, it’s where I started blogging. Of course, I’d love to go to Tokyo to eat street food (takoyaki and such) and fancy-pants sushi, Paris for bread and classy desserts, Belgium for chocolate, China for fresh and flavorful food (I can vouch for that since I’ve been there), or LA, froyo central!
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Philly Lunch readers? Who’s going to open a legit bubble tea place? All the bubble tea I’ve tried in Philly is crap so far, so the person who opens a real bubble tea joint is going to get all my money! And what type of writing style would you prefer us to use? (food review, blog-style, meaningful narrative?)
What style of writing? Ummm whatever mine is? Right guys??
If you would like to be next week’s Profiled Philly Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org