May 2017 Weekend Rundown


#101

Mahogany Smoked Meats - every time I pass through Bishop it is a must get.


#102

Yeah, the “jerky” that you mention is IMHO a totally different thing. I’m assuming @linus is speaking of the “traditional” stuff found in most places in the US.


#103

thanks for the info.

ive had asian jerky, and its…not my favourite. some of it was ok, but its not really my jerky bag.


#104

#Cassia

spicy wontons - cod, shrimp, country ham, napa cabbage, roasted chile oil
nice spice but the wrappers were soggier than the last bite of cereal.

kaya toast - coconut jam, butter, slow cooked egg
delicous, could double as a dessert

grilled pig’s tail - bibb lettuce, herbs, fish sauce
fish sauce and herbs nicely balanced out the porky, fatty, goodness.

laksa - rice noodles, spicy coconut-seafood soup
good with the few bites of seafood

grilled pork belly vermicelli - pickled kohlrabi and carrots, herbs, green leaf, peanuts, shrimp chip
I think this was their version of bun cha, pretty good.


#105

Nice report @PorkyBelly. How did the QPR feel in this latest visit?

The Grilled Pork Vermicelli looks like something new and sounds pretty tasty.


#106

Thanks, @A5KOBE! I mentioned this to my friend, and she was super excited. I have a feeling I know where she’ll go this weekend.


#107

Every time I go to Hong Kong I try to buy some “wet” jerky and bring it home. There’s one or two places in vancouver that do it really well


#108

I’ll have to check fragrant out!


#109

Bear Flag’s poke, copying @A5KOBE, though this was at the Newport Beach location with the hard chips :grin::

Tuna Poke:

Salmon Poke:

Dinner at Chitose in Redondo Beach, which was an excellent value at $60/pp for two small starters, 14 pieces of nigiri, including uni and chutoro, and a blue crab hand roll (yum) plus tamago (meh).

Hotaru ika and ankimo starter:

Added on an Iwagaki oyster because we wanted to try the giant oyster the neighbors were having:

Next to iPhone 7 plus for scale:

All in all, a great neighborhood sushi joint, though obviously not up to par with the places lauded on the sushi school thread started by @TheCookie. (Learning so much from that amazing thread, though!) :slight_smile:


#110

I do not understand why they keep serving those chips. The HB location has softer chips, but they sometimes are too soft and break while scooping up poke. :joy:

Love Bear Flags poke though. Always great balance.


#111

Ha, this was all my idea, although I did share it with my kids :grin:


#112

You’re a great - and generous - dad!


#113

Burritos La Palma in Santana

Beef Birra with Bean and Cheese. Probably the most famous and must get at BLP.

Chicharon. Very nice.

I didn’t grow up with a Mexican family (obviously). So I missed out on things like stewed/braised meats and chicharon en la verde served up on a warm fresh tortilla. For my friends and acquaintances of Mexican descent places like BLP and Guisados are not special, because it is basically what they eat at home or at Grandmas or Aunties house. I am just thankful more regional and specialist joints are popping up.


#114

Okay, I’ve barely read any of the posts in this threads, but I had to stop to comment when I saw the cheese toast. That cheese toast was one of my fav things growing up, and it is f*cking everything. Much appreciation for posting it. :smiley:


#115

Tastes just like it did when you were younger. My wife and I went through 6 pieces.


#116

Or snuck into Disneyland… :wink:

–Dommy!


#117

Had a breakfast sandwich with extra meat the other day, Really good. I’ve never had the big salad but the side kale salad is surprisingly good.


#118

Hi!

[quote=“PorkyBelly, post:104, topic:5642”]
kaya toast - coconut jam, butter, slow cooked egg
delicous, could double as a dessert
[/quote]Oh yum!

That wasn’t exactly a rave about the laksa. But the picture is delicious. How was it?


#119

Hi -

[quote=“Pomsmoms, post:109, topic:5642”]
Tuna Poke
[/quote]I know some are irritated with the poke explosion. But that looks like one I would like to try.


#120

Hi -

[quote=“aaqjr, post:117, topic:5642”]
Had a breakfast sandwich with extra meat the other day, Really good. I’ve never had the big salad but the side kale salad is surprisingly good.
[/quote]We’ve been cautiously enjoying Top Round again. They had a downhill moment, but seem to be pulling it together. It’s funny, most of our favorites are the breakfast sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, kale salads (for sure), not necessarily the roast beef sandwiches. The custards & shakes are really sweet, but delish. And I dig their melty cheese products.

:slight_smile: