i finally cracked the braised eggplant dish! small pieces microwaved for 8 minutes in a glass bowl. with woodear and red peppers. braised with roasted chili sauce, fish sauce, and chingkiang vinegar. so good.
one of my staples lately, roasted chili and vinegar cold noodles. it’s basically a big chinese salad with whatever i have in the shape of julienned vegetables thrown in. sometimes with chicken. sometimes with woodear or seaweed, pecan bits, raisins, daikon. sometimes with sesame sauce. always with carrots and cilantro.
we went to palos verdes on sunday and it was absolutely amazing. and it also meant a sidetrip japanese feast from the mitsuwa food court in torrance: ginger pork bento from miyabi-tei, takoyaki, and giant futomaki from the sushi area. we also picked up some baked goods and hand rolls for later/the next day.
i wonder if the alhambra one has good prepared food options.
we were on the west side. jason wanted “normal food.” we went to islands.
i got the hawaiian (pineapple teriyaki) in turkey with a wheat bun. i should have gone beef, which would have stood up better against the sauce, but i was feeling like a bit of different. they’re fries are excellent.
when my parents left, my mom basically left me with a bunch of produce that i never use, like the avocado and winter melon. and especially chayote, which she usually just juliennes and marinates in a simple chinese dressing.
i knew that chayote is popular in south india so i decided to add it into a curry, albeit a chunky thai green one, with carrot, sweet potato, potato, green pepper, and ground beef. it was like a pleasing respite from the spice of the curry sauce.