When tourists visit America, they go to California, New York, Florida, Miami…. and Houston usually doesn’t appear on that list. But what’s there to complain about when you get a business class flight, with 3 weeks, all-expenses paid, to enjoy the wonderful Texan spring? So, after weeks of anticipation, we were at Melbourne airport, bright and early, all ready to go, but not before a quick caffeine fix at Cafe Vue.
Buzzing with excitement as we left the airport (‘Yay! America!!’), we were keen to try some authentic American food. This lasted all of about an hour, after which the exhaustion eventually set in, and we decided to settle with whatever was closest to the hotel.
Kona Bar and Grill at the Galleria – American food with an Asian twist…plus a sushi bar? We started off with ‘Angry’ edamame, smothered in spicy paste, followed by Big Island Meatloaf with shoyu cream and a Kona Filet. I have to say I quite enjoyed the meatloaf
Couldn’t say no to classic key lime pie for dessert so we ordered a slice to share – for future reference, ‘to share’ means a double serving of pie >.<
All in all, a pleasant, though rather unexpected, introduction to Texan cuisine.
To be continued…