y’all know that every time i go to dim sum, i never get photos of the whole meal. this is from lunasia, a very highly ranked dim sum place in alhambra. excellent egg tarts but missing a lot of items i consider key dim sum dishes. where are the sesame balls?
i also accidentally ordered this pork and preserved vegetable dish, thinking it was a congee flavor. lest youu think this a a dim sum scaled dish, that plate is a full size dinner plate with an oversized spoon. we didn’t even have one piece of pork in the restaurant. made some lovely sandwiches as leftovers though.
the chimmi noodles with short rib from tlt food, a surprisingly spicy noodle bowl with chimichurri and lime sauce, peanuts, arugula, pickled onions, and not as much meat as the photo implies. i may have found my new whole bowl.
i forgot to take pictures at our final dinner in portland, at tasty and alder. they have a radicchio salad there that is insanely good. even jason liked it!
i can barely remember what else i had there—some pork loin, bread with delicious compound butter, charcuterie, green beans? and hushpuppies! how could i forget? it was all good but if you go, go radicchio.
chilaquiles! from los comadres in salinas. i was getting tired of the american breakfasts and really appreciated the old school chilaquiles-just sauce and chips, with scrambled eggs. and rice and beans. and crema.