Chicken dum biryani – Hyderabadi Biryani Corner

Chicken dum biryani - Hyderabadi Biryani Corner
$9.99
Hyderabadi Biryani Corner, Herndon VA

I loved this dish SO much, that I kept going back for more! It’s really the succulent, roasted chicken that makes this dish. I also squeezed a liberal amount of lime juice to brighten up the biryani a bit.

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Wasabi crunch roll – Pei Wei Asian Diner

Wasabi crunch roll - Pei Wei Asian Diner
Spicy tuna roll topped with tempura flakes and crushed wasabi peas, sweet teriyaki sauce, wasabi aioli. 4 pieces $4.29
Pei Wei Asian Diner, Sterling VA

This was pretty good for a chain restaurant’s version of Americanized sushi. I did like the flavors although the sushi rice had a weird consistency. Douse it in enough sauce and forget about the finer details, lol!

Warm bread salad – Jardiniere

Warm bread salad - Jardiniere
Farmanova beet, arugula, crescenza. $16
Jardiniere, San Francisco CA

I liked this salad enough, but it was more of a leafy green salad with some bread thrown in than an actual bread salad. I liked the flavors, but I felt a little misled from the menu description. Definitely wouldn’t be on my list of things I have to try before I die.

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Beer battered fish and chips – Gordon Biersch

Beer battered fish and chips - Gordon Biersch
Breaded with panko crumbs, served with malt vinegar, tartar sauce, and signature garlic fries. $17.99
Gordon Biersch, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

This plate was absolutely disgusting! The fist was so thickly battered (where was the panko breading btw?) and super greasy! I couldn’t even eat it. Even the fries, which were definitely cooked in the same horrible oil were hard and just tasted of grease. I want to barf just thinking of this atrocity!!

Smoked salmon rolls – Vino Volo

Braised veal cheeks - Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen
Smoked salmon served with succulent crabmeat and crispy crostini. $11
Vino Volo, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

This were such a disappointment. The crostini were so small, dry, and crumbly that they had to chance to stand against any toppings. Also, the mixed crab spread was mush and disgusting as was the old smoked salmon.