‘MySpace Queen’ Tila Tequila Drinks Sprite With her Fugu, Likes Her Omelettes With Ketchup
Thursday, March 14
I woke up eating hot dogs and a pizza, some Chinese noodles, and Sierra Mist. If it’s breakfast, that doesn’t mean I’m going to eat breakfast foods.
Wednesday, March 13
I ordered room service at the W Hotel for breakfast: I had penne pasta with tomato sauce and a Red Bull. I drink five cans of Red Bull a day. Coffee makes me get anxiety; the taurine works better for me. The pasta was light.
For lunch, my friends took me to Masa, and I had a sushi canapé and fugu with Sprite. I don’t know sushi very well. I can’t eat too much raw stuff, it grosses me out especially if it has a strong fishy taste. But I try everything at least once. The fugu was actually very nice.
For dinner, I had a hot dog and pizza on the street.
Tuesday, March 12
I had breakfast at the Bagel Maven: a bagel with egg and cheese and an orange juice. Fried egg sandwiches are my favorite; I like them sunny-side up with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on white bread and hash browns on the side.
I love Red Bamboo— they’re straight-up vegan, but some of the food tastes better than the real food sometimes. There I got barbecue buffalo wings with white rice and a Coke. They put it on this wooden stick so it looks like a real bone, and they wrap it around with real barbecue sauce and the soy meat is really meaty and chunky.
Nobu was all booked up, but because I was well known and I was with another friend who is also very known (I don’t want to say who it is — I’m very private), they gave us a table without reservations and took very good care of us. We got to cut in front of people. I got the tuna sashimi and their infamous black cod. You can tell they put a lot of time into cooking that dish—but they should add rice; I eat everything with rice. The litchi martini is so good. And I got a litchi dessert bowl. I’m Vietnamese so I grew up with exotic Asian fruits. They taste so much better than apples and oranges.
Monday, March 11
Room service: ham-and-cheddar-cheese omelette, Pepsi, and hash browns. I always have to have my breakfast foods with ketchup — I just pour it all over my omelette.
I went to Zen Palate. I had five appetizers. We ordered so much. They were great.
Megu was my favorite: The Kobe beef is amazing. It’s not too dry — when you bite into it, it melts in your mouth. And I had red wine. I’m allergic to alcohol. I got my name because the first time I drank, when I was 13, I couldn’t handle it and broke out in hives. My classmates made fun of me the next day. This year a doctor told me if I take a Zantac 150 before I drink, it kind of prevents allergic reactions. But I’m still a cheap date. Red wine is pretty heavy for me.
Sunday, March 10
I had a bagel with egg and cheese at Bagel Maven. Most bagel sandwiches are dry and hard, but theirs are really cheesy and good.
For lunch, I had a vegan chicken-salad crêpe. I can’t take my vegan friends to places I want to go to; they can’t eat cheese.
For dinner, I went to Basta Pasta and got the uni spaghetti. My favorite pasta is spaghetti Bolognese. But I like to try different things. The weirdest thing I ever tried was this thing with pasta and eggs and a bunch of gross stuff, I forget what. But this one was great. Uni has a really strong flavor, but with pasta it’s not as bad because it’s Americanized with the scallions. As told to Daniel Maurer