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.
Spicy miso ramen with double portion of pork cha-shu. $15.80
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Toronto CANADA
This was tasty! I loved the spice level of the broth, and the ingredients were great. The ramen noodles also had a nice bite to them. I just wished the chasiu was cut a little thinner so it would’ve been easier to eat. These were pretty thick and harder to eat.
Salsa roja, rancho gordo beans, creme fraiche, sunny side up eggs, goat feta. $22
The Restaurant at JUSTIN, Paso Robles CA
I thought that the pork was great and tasty, but there really weren’t enough tortilla chips to make this a substantial chilaquiles. It was pretty to look out though and the eggs definitely made for good yolk porn. 🙂
Pork cutlet, kewpie slaw, wasabi mustard, white bread. $10
Cherry Blossom Pub, Washington DC
This was not worth ten bucks. The katsu was dry, and the sandwich was SO small! Ugh, the price we pay sometimes…
Braised tofu with minced pork, hot pepper sauce, scallions. $6.95
China King Restaurant, Herndon VA
This looks messy and gross, but it tasted great. I appreciated that they kept the pork at a sizable mince (it felt more hearty). This dish could have used a bit more heat, but the flavors were solid.