The first time that I visited Denver, I fell in love with the city. It made me so excited to plan my return for this break. While both my trips were pretty different, I continue to be in love with the city that is Denver, Colorado.
For today’s blog post, I wanted to share some of the highlights of my most recent trip.
My mom is always saying how we should travel as a family more often, so Denver was one of these trips. My baby sister was so excited to be on an airplane, but she was even more excited to see snow for the first time.
The great thing about our timing is that every morning we woke up, and there was fresh snow falling from the sky. My cousin said that it was unusual, and that it got especially cold when we came to visit. No one besides my sister Jasmine was complaining, who said that she never wants to get out Florida again.
So the reason my family planned this trip was because my aunt was throwing a house party, and I can say with full confidence that her two goals were to show off her house, and then to make sure that everyone was fed. I tried to tell my cousin that I ate for half the party, and he said, “Nah, cousin, I saw you eating the whole time.”
And that was so true, and that quote can probably apply to my whole trip. I love food, so when I’m in any place, I want to look at the best places to eat. Here are some of my food highlights.
- Pho Duy: Normally, I prefer not to go out and get Vietnamese food, because there is nothing better than my grandma’s homemade Vietnamese cooking. However, the meal I had here was delicious and very worth it. Even though the Tú Qúy Phó Duy (there are some accent marks missing there) costs about $30, I got enough food to feed me and two of my sisters. The plate was so good, that I wasn’t thinking of my grandma while I ate it.
- Ichiban Japanese Buffet: Now I know its says Japanese Buffet, but the reality is that it’s a seafood buffet. There is a limited selection of food that isn’t seafood, like noodles and salads and some soups, but I’m not mad about it. While I found the sushi to be a bit dry, they had delicious, flaky salmon, flavorful stuffed clams, and lobster prepared the same way you would find it at a Vietnamese wedding reception. All of the food made me so happy, so much so that I pitied my baby sister who didn’t eat anything because she was suffering from altitude sickness.
- Denver Biscuit Co.: My sister Kristina and I love a chicken biscuit for breakfast, and this place did not disappoint. I ordered The Lola as it is (my cousin ordered it on French toast and said it was too sweet) and I was very satisfied. The flavors of the crunchy chicken was really complimented by the honey butter on the soft biscuit. It was a little sad that I couldn’t finish it, because I was so full from the sweet potato fries and the cinnamon roll that we all shared as appetizers. The cinnamon roll with bacon on top were so delicious I almost kissed it.
- Miyako Ra-men Spot: Okay, the only reason that this place makes my list is because I had the best roasted mushrooms here. I got a Vegetable Tonkotsu with a soy sauce based broth. While the mushrooms were absolutely exquisite, everything else was quite bland.
- Little Man Ice Cream: Ice cream is definitely the way to my heart, and while this isn’t the same ice cream I was missing from 5280, I can definitely see why the ice cream here is iconic.
The thing about family is that it always looks different, because everyone is growing and changing. Even though we live under the same roof, we learned something new about each other as we traveled together.
Moreover, it was nice to see my aunt, uncle, and cousins that live in Demver. Being in a totally different time zone, I don’t get to talk and see them very often. It always makes me very happy to see them.
Have you ever been to Denver? What are some of your favorite places to travel? When you’re traveling with family, what is a highlight for you?
Denver is always one of my favorite places to visit, because the atmosphere is like no other place that I’ve experienced. I love sharing about it and talking about it, so thank you for reading about it. Be sure to let me know what you think about it in the comments below, and if you like it, please share and subscribe to the blog.