Caramelized pork and prawns, bean sprouts, ginger, shallots, coriander, mint, sesame soy dressing. $10 NZD
PokPok Thai Restaurant, Auckland NZ
This was the weirdest Thai spring rolls I’ve ever seen. I have never seen Thai food wrapped in flour tortillas before. Definitely not authentic – sad like the service.
1/3 rack baby back ribs, 2 chicken thighs, baked beans, brussels sprouts. $17
Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse, Rancho Mirage CA
Hmm, this wasn’t very good. The ribs had a weird texture and so did the chicken for that matter. The bbq sauce wasn’t very good either. Lame.
Topped with fried egg, onions, jalapenos, side of achara. $10.50
Senor Sisig, San Francisco CA
This food truck is always popular during lunch so it’s important to get here early. I normally get the sisig nachos, but decided to it over steamed rice this time. I like the flavor of the sisig and it’s nice to have the achara and jalapenos on top to cut through the fattiness. Yum!
1/2 wet, 1/2 dry. Served with onion rings, turnip greens, roll. Half rack $15.99
Central BBQ, Memphis TN
Mmm, these ribs were way better than the ribs at Commissary. They had a better flavor, and they were super tender and juicy unlike the dry ribs at Commissary. I also liked that onion rings was a side option. 🙂
Garlic soy glaze, polenta, roasted pineapple, Maui onions, foie gras teriyaki butter. 5 course tasting menu $85
Le Pigeon, Portland OR
Mmm, this was a really tasty dish too! The pork was really flavorful and I liked all the components. After the really salty skate dish though, this teriyaki glazed pork tasted super salty as well. I think my salt tastebuds were shot at this point.
Japchae, lettuce, red cabbage, carrot, pickled radish, bean sprouts, grilled onion, and spicy sauce. $9.95
BibimBar, San Francisco CA
The prices have gone up for the bowls here, but I still crave them every once in a while since there aren’t many Korean food options in the FiDi. BibimBar is a decent option for a quick, satisfying lunch.
Braised, pickled vegetables, celery root puree, arugula. $13
La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant, Paso Robles CA
I liked the flavor of the braised pork cheeks and they were so tender and juicy. And I always love braising juices combined with a creamy pureed root vegetable.