Try these mouth-watering dishes on your trip to Monterey


Monterey is one of California’s most attractive coastal cities and was formerly the state capital. Its downtown has more historic structures than any other city west of Santa Fe. Today, it is most renowned for its stunning coastline, and world-class aquarium, and was also made known because of the several John Steinbeck books set there. Monterey Park, dubbed in Asia as the “Chinese Beverly Hills,” became renowned in the previous three decades as the first city and suburb in America to have an Asian majority.

In Monterey, you will find some delectable dishes that you just cannot miss! There are some mouth-watering dishes and tasty dishes like Burrito, Cheeseburger, and Fried Shrimp and many more. Continue reading to know more.

1. Burrito

Burritos are so versatile and simple. All that is needed is a tortilla, along with any combination of meat, vegetables, and cheese. One can choose to hold the burrito in their hand and eat it plain, or put it on a plate and use a fork. Some may opt to cover it in some type of sauce when on a plate. There can definitely be a burrito for everyone’s liking.

The most popular places to try out Burrito are Orient Restaurant and Burritos.

2. Cheeseburger

There are few meals as delicious and satisfying as a hamburger, except of course for the cheeseburger! This variation of the traditional “burger” usually includes a layer of melted cheese, commonly of the processed variety, although other cheeses like cheddar and swiss are sometimes used as well. Along with the cheese, other toppings are usually added to the seasoned beef such as tomatoes, onions, pickles, ketchup and mustard. The entire meal is usually served on a roll or bun.

The most popular places to try out Cheeseburger are Sur Burger and Best Beer.

3. Fried Shrimp

Fried shrimp is served with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce, this crunchy crustacean can be served as an appetizer or main course. The versatility of fried shrimp or also known as “prawn”, makes this seafood a delectable and easy to afford meal or even as a snack. Either eaten as an appetizer, or included in a meal, you won’t be disappointed in the flavor fried shrimp has to offer you.

The most popular places to try out Fried Shrimp are Chacha Feeka Famous Lassi Peray Wali, Oblix` and visiting.

4. Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is a creamy, delicious American salad dressing. It’s usually made with buttermilk, onion, garlic, salt, mustard, herbs and spices all mixed into a mayonnaise or other oil-based ingredient. Sour cream or yogurt are sometimes used in place of the mayonnaise. Ranch dressing is popular not only over a salad, but also as a dip for vegetables, French fries, onion rings and other foods.

The most popular places to try out Ranch Dressing is Monterey Ranch Bread.

5. Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is an open-faced type of sandwich. It usually consists of toast heaped with mashed Avocado, salt, black pepper, and citrus juice. Other ingredients can be used to liven up the flavor. It has been on many cafe menus since the 1990’s but did not reach popularity until around 2010.

The most popular places to try out Avocado Toast are Carmel Belle and Oblix`.

6. Scallops

Scallops are a family of bivalves found in oceans throughout the world. They are a versatile food that can be enjoyed in many ways. They can be pan-seared, broiled, grilled, poached, fried or baked into a casserole. Try them in a cerviche, soup, or over risotto. Bay scallops tend to be more tender and smaller than sea scallops.

The most popular places to try out Scallops are LOST ANTHES and Scales Seafood & Steaks.

7. Crabmeat

In some fisheries, crab meat is harvested by declawing of crabs. This is the process whereby one or both claws of a live crab are manually pulled off and the animal is then returned to the water. The practice is defended because some crabs can naturally autotomise (shed) limbs and then about a year later after a series of moults, regenerate these limbs.

The most popular places to try out Crabmeat are Chacha Feeka Famous Lassi Peray Wali, visiting and Old Fishermen’s Grotto.

8. Fortune Cookie

This sweet snack is often served at the end of a traditional Chinese meal. When Chinese takeout is ordered, they usually come in little plastic wrappers. Fortune cookies have a crisp texture and are usually made from flour, sugar, vanilla and sesame seed oil. They are called “fortune cookies” because they come with a small paper insert that contains a Chinese phrase or prediction. Very often the fortune also includes a list of lottery numbers.

The most popular places to try out Fortune Cookie are Egyptian Nights, Full Moon Mandarin Cuisine and Best Beer.

9. Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce, also called “Dutch sauce”, is made with egg yolks, melted butter and lemon juice, or a white wine or vinegar reduction. It is considered one of the five “mother sauces” in French cuisine. Hollandaise sauce is one of the main ingredients in eggs Benedict. It also tastes great over vegetables such as steamed asparagus or Brussels sprouts.

The most popular places to try out Hollandaise Sauce are Christopher’s and Katy’s Place.

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