Monday, January 01, 2007

Solvang, California

Note: This post is not related to Malaysian food. Writings on Malaysian food will resume when I am back from my vacation.

If you want to get a tourist disorientated when he visits the U.S., introduce him to Solvang. Sol-what?

A two-hour drive from LA led us to the quaint town of Solvang located in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara county.

Be prepared to be greeted by the sight of windmills, yes, windmills, upon arriving at Solvang.

Solvang is a small town consisting of a cluster of delightful shops offering antiques, european handicrafts, bakeries and restaurants, and of course, windmills.

When in Solvang, try one of their delicacies - aebleskiver. Aebleskivers are Danish "pancakes" but instead of the flat pancakes we are all used to, the aebleskiver is round. It is usually eaten with raspberry jam and powdered sugar drizzled on top. We went to The Solvang Restaurant for several servings of aebleskiver, and a note of warning, there is a lunchtime queue, so go early!
The Solvang Restaurant

1672 Copenhagen Dr.Solvang, CA, 93463
Phone: (805) 688-4645 - Or - (800)-654-0541

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