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Monday, August 14, 2006

Colby Cheese

The cousin, Colby Cheese, came into town Sat morning and since he's a relative on mumsy's side of the family (meaning Italian) we have been doing some serious eating:

Jin Patisserie (Sat late morning) - Both mumsy and Colby Cheese ordered sandwiches with salad but I ordered the ham and feta quiche with salad (quite good). Since my stomach was really bothering me I also ordered a large pot of Le Palais des The's green mint tea which is my all time favorite tea. The odd thing was that our "Cake of the Day" which comes with the meals was a small scoop of coconut ice cream afloat in a soup of slightly sweetened red beans. After getting over the shock of it not being a "cake" it tasted quite good.

Sa Rit Gol (Sat night) - Colby Cheese was craving Korean so we took him to our latest favorite. It did not disappoint! It was just as good if not better than the last time that we were there. The panchan were slightly different and the meat was better for some reason - the bulgogi wasn't as sweet and the short rib was a thicker cut of meat plus this time we received whole cloves of unpleed garlic to grill.

Tofu festival (Sun afternoon) - Too crowded so we just listened to taiko drums and each got something to eat (I got a snow cone and Colby Cheese got some Tuna Poke) and then we went to:

Daikokuya where mumsy and I split a large Daikoku Ramen. I loved it but I think that I like Hakata Ramen's better but mumsy is now a big Daikokuya fan. It had a wonderful pork broth with perfectly cooked noodles, a cooked egg soaked overnight in their secret sauce, bean sprouts, shoots, green onions, sesame seeds, and some wonderful Korabuta pork (this part is better than Hakata Ramen.)

Porto's Cafe (Mon afternoon) - What can be better than Cuban sandwiches and iced cafes con leche? Well, the Cuban sandwiches could have been better for one. I was shocked because I thought that Porto's had the best Cuban sandwich in So Cal but it was off today: it wasn't pressed enough and the bread was still soft.

Pho Cafe (Mon evening) - Pho Ga (chicken pho) for me. Colby Cheese ordered the beef meatball pho and the egg pancake for appetizer. Mumsy ordered the noodle salad with lemongrass beef and shrimp. A nice light meal after all this heavy eating!

2 Comments:

Blogger Raven said...

Reading your blog tends to make me hungry.

I had the ham and feta quiche at Jin and thought it was good. I mean, who could not like something with ham and feta in it?

9:15 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kurobuta pork, means black pig...a fine breed...like the organic berkshire ones but asian.

Ahhh nothing like good tonkatsu soup is there?

12:25 PM

 

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