Thursday, 29 April
Yuki Japanese Restaurant
1811 SW River Dr. (via D-Dish)
Oh, wow was this ever good. I'm bloated with salmon teriyaki, because I didn't want to stop eating! Luckily, I still have enough left for lunch. I also munched carrot rolls, which were fantastic. I'm kind of hoping I awake in the middle of the night with an appetite, because I'd love to steal some more from the fridge.
Bill also got exactly what he was hoping for. Miso soup is a big comfort food for him, and this was perfect--just the way he remembers first experiencing it. I watched him roll his eyes with pleasure as he tasted the kimchee. That's how everything was--eyerollingly good. I'm glad we both have enough for another meal from this, and I can't wait to order from Yuki again.
Tuesday, 20 April
With only one minor change (lime for lemon), this recipe is from the book What's Cooking Vegetarian by Jenny Stacey. I love this book, because every recipe includes beautiful pictures. Sadly, it doesn't have a great index so you have to hunt around a bit.
2 tbl butter
Melt the butter (I used a little olive oil too, to keep the butter from scorching) in a large saucepan. Saute the garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes. Add the spices and cook for another 30 seconds.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the lentils are tender.
Wednesday, 14 April
Kitchen Sink Bread
When I bought this a little while ago, the goal was to make little loaves full of veggies, fruit, nuts, etc., packed with nutrition and sweetness, that could be easily taken to work. I used the pan for the first time tonight (great pan!), with this recipe:
4 c unbleached all-purpose flour
A bit over ½ c honey
1½ c chopped almonds
Mix the dry ingredients together. Pour in the Wet and the Stuff and mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
Friday, 09 April
3404 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Noodles! I admit the mac and cheese wasn't as good as Bill's, but the curry was great and the yakisoba good. And those wunderbars are yum. Noodlin' apparently has some experience in real Indian cuisine, as their "curry" respected the authentic sense of the word: it was a sauce. To Americans, it's more like chutney. Yummo. Lots of veg options to try.
Saturday, 03 April
Old Wives' Tales
1300 E Burnside
While the food was decent, the service was--strange. I think I heard at one time that the proprietor reaches out to people in need and gives them jobs. I hope that's the case, because our poor waiter was definitely medicated in one way or another. The menu is crowded and confusing, and the atmosphere is upscale McDonalds. After all I'd heard about this place, I have to admit I was disappointed.
4147 SE Division St
I have only one allergy in the whole world: ginger. Sadly, the pad thai at Kalka Kafe was loaded with it, and after one bite I was a bit under. But I lived to eat half of Bill's falafel, which he declared the Best Ever. It was indeed good. He also loved the miso soup. The final bit, German chocolate cake, was light and perfect.
Though it was a bit dark, I enjoyed the atmosphere, and we received very good service. We'd go back here in a heartbeat--we'll just ask them to hold the ginger next time.
Want to try
Movable Type 3.2
a frytopia joint.