We walked what seemed like forever to find the Dynamic Earth museum (and walked by a place called Loudon which was very crowded and looked rather tempting… Didn’t feel like stopping in since we were lost and on a mission to find the museum).
When we finally arrived, we decided to have lunch there. Big, BIG mistake. I had an onion, cheese, and mayo sandwich, which is exactly as unappetizing as it sounds. Partner had a lasagna that was made w/ cheese wiz. He thought it was gross. The green drink, IIRC, was supposed to be mint flavor. I think it had a rather strong medicinal flavor. Bleh.
We had an early dinner in one of the pop-villages around the city center (which I assume were there only for the festivals). Had a chickpea and coriander burger from Butcher Boy, which was odd (interior was VERY creamy) but good.
Partner wanted a coffee, so we stopped at Willians & Johnson Coffee Co. in Waverely Mall. He said the coffee was very good, and I thought the polenta lemon cake was excellent! I didn’t think to ask them where the cake came from, but, for some reason, I feel that it wasn’t made in house (although perhaps I’m wrong?).
Late dinnner after The Silk Road (which was very good, but the venue was UNBEARABLY warm and stuff) at Maki and Ramen This place is totally legit and delicious. I knew it was going to be good when the staff handed me a Ramune when I asked for a Lemonade. The ramen was rich (but not disgustingly so) and would be a welcome addition to Sawtelle. Highly recommended.
Gyoza tasted a lot like the ones my mom made when I was a kid (thin skins and all), which was a plus in my book (I don’t always want the thicker dough).