Thursday, July 29, 2010

dinner at mrs kim's (formerly river barrel).
we opted out of korean-ish dishes and went for cheese burger & tuna steak special.
my tuna was huge and excellently cooked but maybe my taste has gotten blander,
it was too saucy for me.
it was really well made and well cooked, even to the salad.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

csa zucchini/onion/pepper pasta with tomatoes.
yummy~ ♥

Sunday, July 25, 2010

a late rainy sunday brunch at le gamin.
so nice and relaxing after an exhausting steamy 60-mile bike ride the day before.
croque madame was delicious, despite being a bit heavy on the béchamel,
and my omelette (mushroom, tomato, swiss) was good too.
the best were the extras - potatoes & their magic mustard.

not sure if it's actually as good as it was last night,
but the mushroom taco plate (and the enchiladas not pictured)
at pequeña in prospect heights was so amazing.

maybe it had something to do with riding our bikes for 5-6 hours in 99ºF heat to far rockaway
and being completely drained of energy, but it was really, really incredibly delicious.

Friday, July 23, 2010

lunch at ashbox - teriyaki pork sandwich & my salmon onigiri with tofu salad.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CSA salad with soba noodles.
the dressing (soy sauce, lemon, rice vinegar, karashi mustard, sriracha) was ace!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

the rule of thumb of having really bad food the previous day is that we have to eat something that we know for sure is clean and yummy.
so boneshakers it was today, without fail, it was so good.
"rebel cruiser" (vegan southern bbq sandwich) & "kevin bacon" (tempeh bacon/roasted pepper/tofu cream cheese).
so good!!

late night run to m noodles hoping for something... delicious.
instead we were met with very subpar food. i should've known better,
i know i don't like ho fun, but this one in particular was really gross & greasy.
matthew got his beef & bok choy over rice dish (just so so, he says),
and my ho fun with tomato (which is what got me) and tofu (which was fried too).

Monday, July 19, 2010

cold noodles at dokebi on another hot, steamy (and rainy) evening.
zaru soba & kimchi cold noodle soup.
soba was cooked perfectly and tasted different (but amazing) than those at regular japanese joints,
and the kimchi noodles were good & cooling, but a little too sweet for our taste.
overall they were so good but not really sure if i'd pay the price again when i make similar dishes at home...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

we don't eat thai food all that often and it seems that when we do,
we almost always end up with the same things...
green papaya salad, tom yum kung, and red tofu curry.
i'll try something different next time!

then dessert crêpe and a bowlful of café au lait at le gamin.
we don't normally go for crêpes but i'm glad we did.
the nutella/strawberry/banana crêpe was crispy, light, not too sweet or soggy.
crispy!! that almost never happens with any crêpes.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

baoguette for early dinner.
nice shrimp & green papaya salad, fish bún, and matthew's "sloppy bao" bahn mi (with mango).
everything was good except i realized why they never use fish in búns.
they fall apart and disintegrate into soupy mush. yuck!
next time i'll definitely go for the grilled crack shrimp version at pho bang.
or the veguette (vegan bahn mi) if i'm at baoguette again.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

simple summery (on a rainy day!) dinner tonight clearing our last week's CSA veggies :
soba noodles with sauteed squash, smoked tofu, scallions, onion, carrots, tomatoes.
seasoned with some chili flakes, s&p, shoyu, balsamic vinegar. simple!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

super core $5.75 lunch special : mabo tofu set & the meatball set.

Monday, July 12, 2010

wasabi avocado salad over brown rice lunch at ash box - much more delicious than i thought!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

cold noodles at rai rai ken on a hot, muggy day.
kimchi, kirin, hiyashi chukamen, and zha jiang men.

noodles were cooked a little softer than i'd like, but it was a nice change from our usual menkuitei trip.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

dinner at paulie gee's when the heat was starting to wilt a bit (kind of) after the heat wave.
now 85ºF feels breezy!

arugula & parmesan pizza, and fiore di latte/tomato/basil pizza.
soooooo good!

+ remembering you, paul. ♥