my first cooked meal in my new apartment: curry sauteed carrot, cabbage, and spicy italian sausage over rice. i realized that this may be the first time in years when u haven’t had fish sauce to finish a stirfry. i’m useless without my condiments.
moving day weekday lunch at hui tou xiang: an order of pork hui tou and the seaweed salad. with complimentary kimchi. the hui tou were not as good as i had built up in my mind but the seaweed salad was kind of amazing. had enough for leftovers that night.
when i first moved into my new apartment, i had no internet or way of cooking. so on a sunday i went to the south pasadena library for their free wifi and then had a lamb biryani and mango lassi at radhika, a kind of “modern indian” restaurant nearby.
all i have to say is, unless there’s a massive regional difference that i don’t know about, this is not biryani. more like mushy rice with curry sauce stirred in. and the naan was underdone, probably not made in a real tandoor. the mango lassi was good, at least.
lamb lasagna and cauliflower mornay from old salt. we also had roast chicken with pretzel bread pudding and greens for our main.
sounds good right? bland city.
the bread pudding had way too much sage. the lamb pastry was good but there’s limits to what you can call lasagna and 2 layers of bric with some feta and braised lambed dotted on it is beyond that limit.
pre-movie vegetarian pizza at folliero’s. really bland with underdone crust. usually i like a low sauce pizza but this really lacked flavor. maybe it’s better with the meaty toppings but i don’t think i’m going to be back.
lamb boiled dumplings, pork and leek fried dumplings, and dry bean curd at qingdao bread food. the dumplings came with this incredible garlic vinegar. i much preferred the boiled dumplings as the fried were just a bit too … bready.