Minjung Kwon: First Blog

About the Author:

Minjung Kwon is a high school student from McLean. She moved from Korea three years ago. She attends the Governor’s School for Agriculture in Virginia Tech and takes Food Science as a major. Minjung is interested in chemistry and foods. She likes to find good restaurants and share with other people. She wants to learn about foods and meet many people in Governor’s School.
Top 5 menus you need to try in Virginia Tech
 
Most of the students in Virginia know that Virginia Tech is popular for their food. According to the Niche 2018 Best College Food ranking, Virginia Tech got second rank in the nation by the student reviews. The dining services are known as cost-effective and good quality. When students first come to Virginia Tech cafeteria, they are confused about what to choose for the meal. Today, I will recommend the best 5 menus you need to try in D2 at Dietrick Hall. I hope the new students of the Governor’s School of Agriculture or Virginia Tech and people who are interested in Virginia Tech can experience the dining services in VT and get information.
1. Chicken Katsu with Khai Jiao Omelet
About: Steamed rice topped with fried chicken pieces, tonkatsu gravy, a Thai egg omelet and finished with sliced green & red onions.
Review: The steamed rice is sauced with tomato and served with chicken pieces, grilled tomatoes, and lemon. The chicken is tender and nice.
Place: Gaucho section
Nutrition Facts: Calories of each serving is 724. It has a total fat of 52%, saturated fat of 30%, and 0% of trans fat in percent daily values(DV). The cholesterol is a little high at 88%, and sodium is 99%.
katsu
2. Beef Szechuan, Sweet & Sour Chicken.
About: Freshly wok-cooked beef mixed with vegetables in a soy and Szechuan sauce.
Chicken: Deep-fried chicken mixed with tender vegetables in a traditional Chinese sweet and sour sauce.
Review: The beef is tender and served with soy sauce and vegetables like celery. I also recommend mixing the sauce with fried rice.
The chicken is very popular with the students. It’s sweet and similar to orange chicken in Panda Express. It is served with vegetables and pineapples.
You can choose either one or both with fried rice or egg rolls.
Place: Pan Asia
Nutrition facts: Each serving of beef is 138 calories. It has a total fat of 15%, saturated fat of 10%, and 0% of trans fat in percent daily values (DV). The cholesterol is low at 5%, and sodium is 17%.
Chicken: Calories of each serving is 194. It has a total fat of 16%, saturated fat of 8%, and 0% of trans fat in percent daily values(DV). The cholesterol is low at 7%, and sodium is 17%.
szechuan
3. Penne Primavera
About: Penne noodles in a light wine and garlic sauce tossed with fresh mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, and squash all topped with fresh, shredded parmesan cheese.
Review: In my experience, it is the best pasta in the menus but a little bland. I recommend eating with a little bit of salt or other dishes. The flavor of the mushroom
and garlic tastes really good.
Place: Mangia
Nutrition Facts: Calories of each serving is 136. It has a total fat of 11%, saturated fat of 11% and 0% of trans fat in percent daily value (DV). The cholesterol is low at 6%, and sodium is 13%.
prima
4. Brownies with nuts and icing
About: A fudgy chocolate brownie with chopped walnuts and iced in a nice chocolate frosting
Review: Many brownies are usually sweet and have a lot of icing. However, this brownie is dark but not too sweet. The combination with nuts is really good.
Place: La Patisserie
Nutrition Facts: Calories of each serving is 223. It has a total fat of 15%, saturated fat of 14% and 0% of trans fat in percent daily value (DV). The cholesterol is low at 4%, and sodium is 4%.
brownie
5. Creme brulee
About: Rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of caramelized sugar.
Review: This is the one that every one of my friends loves. The combination of sweet
caramelized sugar and soft custard base is amazing. I really recommend this
menu as your dessert.
Place: La Patisserie
Nutrition Facts: Calories of each serving is 223. It has a total fat of 15%, saturated fat of 14% and 0% of trans fat in percent daily value (DV). The cholesterol is low at 4%, and sodium is 4%.
creme
I recommend trying all of these as you can. There are more good foods at Virginia Tech. You can also learn where are these foods come from in the Governor’s School of Agriculture. Join and check this information in https://www.alce.vt.edu/signature-programs/governors-ag-school.html. Also, if you want to get more information about dining service in Virginia Tech, go to this link below and check it out!

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