Rabalais bistro in Santa Paula has been our favorite. They do Louisiana classics well there. Cozy old Americana kind of a downtown, French style cafe seating. Begnets, shrimp and grits, sazerac. Kid loves the French toast
This time I got the pork chop though from the only good butcher around called Laird’s
A lot of the menu items have been discontinued including the scallion pancake. Just a warning. The core dim sum items are still there though. Shu mai doesn’t have shrimp and comes off fairly dry/gritty but we like it fine enough. Really its’ the sweet potato dumplings that keep us coming back. Also their fried rice has incredible wok haaaaaaay
There’s also Eloong Dumplings by the 101 which is easier for the Camarillo route
3rd time eating at bamboo yesterday and it’s going to be a no for me dawg… it’s just so damn lazy… all the food was brought out in 3 minutes yesterday including some chicken clearly batch cooked earlier… pho i also found decent there last time but herbs options are non existant… mint and that’s it? wilted herbs and bean sprouts.
bun bo hue was insulting yesterday… wasn’t even red… no depth of flavor just blatant fish sauce… meat was nice and tender though to be fair. shit eggrolls…
sadly it’s the one place we’ve found with a patio (dog problems)… it’s right by Pho So 1 so we’ll have to just dump the pooch somewhere soon and try the simi location
So sorry about that. We hit the good spots in GG and Westminster pretty regularly and thought Simi Bamboo’s broth & accoutrements were, while not in their league, a reasonable version for the location. My bad.