Had to head to Harrisburg today for an appointment, and had asked for recommendations for a good lunch place in my local food group. We settled on Pho 99, as the Vietnamese food in our town is mediocre at best, and it was a great choice: the shrimp summer rolls weren’t anything special,
The bread in particular was very good, with a nice crust and fluffy crumb, and all the toppings were great quality. The owners are Vietnamese, and when I mentioned where we came from to our waiter he commented that a lot of Vietnamese students travel to eat at their place. I’m not at all surprised.
Yes, Saigon it is not But it beats our local lame-o place by several 100 miles as well as most Viet places I’ve been to in Berlin, save for one notable exception. And since it was just the two of us we could only try so much on the menu. I’d love it if it were closer to where I live.
I made some sourdough pita so I could stuff them with some of the okra (I froze it) and hard-boiled egg and it was pretty great. Have more frozen okra and pita, so it’ll make a nice little lunch when I need something quick.
A local joint has an incredible lunch deal: a bacon-cheeseburger, fries & a soda for $7.50 - no substitutions. I couldn’t finish the boygah or the fries, both of which were perfection, but I feel mo bettah now. Might be time for a nap, actually
After @MunchkinRedux posted it, I had to make the chicken and orzo in a pot. Made in a rondeau since I made 3/4 chicken. I was going to do half and save the other half for Hainan chicken rice (for myself since Mom doesn’t exactly get excited about a dish of poached chicken) , but I much prefer just white meat for that dish, and mom loves chicken thighs, so I threw the extra quarter in and basically made about 2/3 of the recipe. Instead of dried tarragon I finished the dish with fresh mint along with the parsley since our mint grows without getting any use.
I cooked longer after the orzo went in as it wasn’t quite done in 15 minutes.
This tasted as comforting as I thought and I couldn’t decide if I liked it better with more lemon, with or without Parmesan. So can be adjusted lots of different ways depending on the person.
notch, melt in the mouth O-Toro, the rest of the toppings were fairly run-of-the-mill stuff.
However, both the Green Tea Tiramisu and Roasted Matcha Creme Brulee desserts combined to create a delicious, lip-smacking conclusion to another wonderful meal.
A Cobb salad with sunny crisp, kumatoes, chopped celery, 2 HBEs, 1 avocado, 4 strips of bacon, blue cheese crumbles - all tossed with bottled Marzetti’s Caesar dressing, the only commercial dressing I don’t find immediately off-putting, and I was too lazy to make the vinaigrette that would’ve been a lighter, better match. Still, very satisfying.
Agreed and I’m trying to work on that… I use my tablet to take my food photos but because it’s a little bigger than my phone I hold it with my non dominant hand so I can use my dominant hand to actually take the picture. I guess there’s a little shakiness while holding the tablet so the picture is out of focus.