Chinese Laundry + Holy Basil
Last month we got a Chinese Laundry Zero Waste Vegan Dan Dan Noodle Kit for our son & his gal at Holy Basil.
They eat mostly vegan and are definitely save the planet type peeps so I thought they’d enjoy this, especially her. They sent me this photo of the finished product. Son did not know what a dan dan noodle was and does not love spice. His girl loves both. She said it was really delicious but it almost melted her tongue off.
And for the parents…
Hubs had the Joy Thai Tea and I had and really enjoyed the Lychee Cold Brew Jasmine Green Tea, both brewed & canned each morning.
A curiosity? A snack? Both. I love potato chips and wasn’t going to pass up a new (to me) flavor. Tangy, salty, gingery, herbal & slightly sweet. I was enjoying them until…
Well that put a damper on things.
Gra Pow Moo Krob (mild) Wok-fired Crispy Pork Belly, Holy Basil, Long Bean, Bird’s Eye Chili, Garlic on Purple Rice, topped w/Farmer Market Fried Egg.
We had been eating a lot of spice lately and went for mild. It was Holy Basil mild so everything still had a nice kick. The pork shoulder is listed as organic sustainable and I’m assuming the belly is too… at least that’s what I’m telling myself. Crispy porky goodness.
Kai Jeew Stuffed w/Ground Pork Shoulder
The Kai Jeew was off the charts good. I don’t like well-done omelettes but hubs does. This pleased us both - light & fluffy inside, lightly crispy outside. Flour? Corn starch? And the ground pork shoulder was the flavor! On top of nutty purple rice & douse of hot sauce… So good
Pad See Ew w/Ecuador White Shrimp - Wok-fried Smoked Flat Noodles, Chinese Broccoli, Free-range Egg, White Pepper, Fermented Soy Bean, XO Sauce
Lots of flavor, savory, sweet, peppery, garlicky, good noodle flavor & texture, solid. My only quibble - one I didn’t note last time because it could’ve been a onetime thing - is they overcooked the shrimp - soft not snappy.
Some good downtown eating!