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One out of One Dentist Recommends …

Kind of a manic Saturday, some of it “honey do”, some of it self-inflicted.

Started with picking up a free bag of brown rice (a “frequent buyer” bonus from one of the supermarkets), the to a “big box” store for some produce, non-perishable groceries, and the odd sundries, onward to another grocery store for “greens” (better quality and prices).

Then I got hungry. I was planning to try a “hole in the wall” (across town) recommended by my dentist (beef noodle soup, won ton noodle soup, and steamed dumplings, Taiwan style), wasn’t going to make it, “must. have. food. now.”.  Nearest food was here.

Sign

Sign

Inside was new and clean (I think they may have opened less than a year).

Inside

Inside

Almost too “clean”. Prices are cheap and the steam tables contained a few interesting dishes (not typical Chinese fast food). Okay, try try.

Combo Plate

Combo Plate

Fried noodles, fried rice sample, tofu and eggplant, Chinese pot roast pork (kau yuk), and spicy pork. With drink and tax, under ten bucks. So … the food has nice colors … the spicy pork was just spicy enough and it was belly pork, the ratio of meat to fat in the pot roast pork was nice … overall taste was kinda bland (luckily there was a bottle of sriracha sauce on the counter), and there was a large starch to food ratio. Which in The Cat and The Mouse’s childhood homes were the norm. But nowadays, if I’m paying, a little more food (with less starch) is appreciated. Oh well, try try.

Heading home, the dumplings recommended by my dentist was still on the brain. Made a”slight” detour.

Sign

Sign

In the Chinese Cultural Plaza, Chinatown. Passed by this place several times not knowing what to make of it.

Inside

Inside

Looks to me like a make shift kitchen in someone’s garage (just my opinion). But since my dentist recommended, whose a  food person, alway up for trying different places. Plus my stomach still had room (at least it felt that way).

Steamed Dumplings

Steamed Dumplings

The dumplings are filled with pork and cabbage (there was another option but I couldn’t understand the question). The dumplings were nicely made in-house, filling texture was chunky (a good thing). Repeat worthy. Next time, I want to try the beef noodle soup or won ton noodle soup. If The Cat is along, maybe another plate of dumplings too. 🙂

Since I was close by, ran over and picked up an order of roast duck.

Front Door

Front Door

Roast Duck

Roast Duck

According to the sign  in the front, roasted in-house, very meaty duck, not too much fat (or the fat was rendered out). The Cat approved.

Last thing, also in the plaza.

Sign

Sign

Maple Walnut (2), Buttermilk (2), Double Chocolate, and Chocolate with Crushed Oreos

Maple Walnut (2), Buttermilk (2), Double Chocolate, and Chocolate with Crushed Oreos

Whew! Lot of running around. When I got home (mid-afternoon) ready for a nap. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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