Fried catfish, shrimp, and crawfish served with hushpuppies and cucumber salad. $14.75 Soul Fish Cafe, Memphis TN
Omg, this was SO much fried food! I liked most of it, but the shrimp and crawfish were kinda dry. The hushpuppies were also kinda greasy. I’m glad I chose the cucumber salad for something more fresh to balance all the fried items. The fried catfish was probably the most decent part of this platter.
Avocado, cucumber, tomato. $15 Pesce, San Francisco CA
This dish was tasty and not overly seasoned. (I’ve personally found that over-seasoning crab dishes is surprisingly common for some reason.) The ingredients in this dish were simple and delicious, and the presentation was appealing.
With cucumber, cocktail sauce, horseradish. Each $3 Pesce, San Francisco CA
I don’t know about these. I’m not a big horseradish fan with oysters and these just had a lot of murky liquid in the glass that scared me off. I definitely spent more time worrying about taking the oyster shot than actually enjoying it. It wasn’t bad, but my it was too much work for me to shoot it.
Bad Boy: Tito’s vodka, tobacco leaf tincture, orange bitters. $10
Grilled spiced minced beef tenderloin, cheese, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, mayo and mustard. Served with French fries. 380 PHP Christina’s, Boracay PHILIPPINES
Mmm, I love getting served poolside. You don’t have to get up or expend and energy, AHHHH! The East Wing pool had menus from Chistina’s that you could order from so we got an afternoon snack to tide us over before dinner. This is why I have to work out every day, lol! (When I’m not on vacation.)
With cabbage, cucumber, hummus and tahini sauce wrapped in lavash bread. 59 PHP
Leylam Shawarma, Boracay PHILIPPINES
I don’t remember too much about this shawarma – just that I was starving after our first night out in Boracay, lol! It was cheap, quick, and on the way back to the hotel. Looking back at the pic, I guess it wasn’t very big. Maybe that’s why I had a hangover in the morning. 😉
Xa lach tron dau dam. With cucumber, tomato, onion, cilantro, and mayonnaise. 50,000 VND
Nha Hang Ngon, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
Ugh, what is up with all that mayo on this salad – I don’t get it! You find loads of mayonnaise in Japanese salads but I didn’t know they put it on Vietnamese salads too. It was SO gross! I’m not a big fan of globs and globs of unincorporated mayonnaise so I didn’t like this salad very much. I tried eating around it, but it kept getting everywhere.
Military tank and helicopter, War Remnants Museum.
Served with rice, tomato, carrot, cucumber, and sweet chili fish sauce. 62,000 VND
Hai Lua Food Countryside, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
I’ve eaten a lot of Vietnamese grilled pork in my life and I’ll have to say that this was one of the best I’ve had. The pork was juicy and had SO much flavor, but wasn’t too salty like others I’ve tried. Noms!
Dining area at Hai Lua (aka the middle of the street). 🙂
Lardo-wrapped smoked prawns, remoulade and cucumber. $16 Park Tavern, San Francisco CA
It’d be really easy for me to complain that these cost sixteen bucks, but then it was pretty darn tasty! They had me at lard-wrapped smoked prawns. There was SO much flavor in every bite (even though there were very few bites). 🙂
Cha gio. Crispy fried rolls with ground pork, taro, carrots, and silver noodles. Served with lettuce, mint leaves and cucumber with nuoc mam. $6.75 PPQ Beef Noodle House, San Francisco CA
We don’t order the fried Imperial rolls very often because they’re less healthy than the fresh spring rolls. They’re so much tastier and fun to eat (since you get to wrap them in all the greens) though! I’ve always like how the wrapper gets super crispy and hard and blistered. Noms!
Quaking grass/rattlesnake grass (Briza sp., Poaceae), Bon Tempe Lake. I was surprised that I was able to get a clear shot of this tiny subject with my iPhone especially in the wind!
With green onion, cucumber, avocado. Happy hour $5.95 Rikki Rikki, Kirkland WA
I think that spicy tuna rolls are always a safe option for me because the addition of sriracha to the chopped tuna seems to cover up some the imperfections the roll may have, lol! It’s not the classiest roll, but I think it’s delicious. 🙂