Sea island shrimp & Plantation pork – Waterfront Cafe

Sea island shrimp & Plantation pork
Cajun spiced and char-grilled shrimp with a ginger soy glaze. Ripe plantain stuffed with ground pork, capers and herbs, deep-fried and served with a tomato salsa. Part of “Tapas for Two” $64 (Barbados dollar)
Waterfront Cafe, Bridgetown, BARBADOS

Plantation pork Waterfront Cafe
Mmm, this was very good! The shrimp was surprisingly tender even with that amount of char on the outside. The fried pork balls were different, but very yummy. I don’t think I’ve even had something like it before. Both items were packed with flavor.

Captain Thomas Henry Sealy grave
Looking down in the grave of Captain Thomas Henry Sealy, located at the cemetery at St. John’s Church. Our taxi driver tour guide told us that we wanted to be buried standing up and facing the sea so he could remain on the lookout for approaching enemy ships. What a diva, lol!

Vegetable samosas – Waterfront Cafe

Vegetable samosas Waterfront Cafe

East Indian delicacy of potato and vegetables in a pastry parcel with a soy honey dipping sauce. Part of “Tapas for Two” $64 (Barbados dollar)
Waterfront Cafe, Bridgetown, BARBADOS

Vegetable samosas Waterfront Cafe
I loved that these weren’t greasy at all. They stayed crispy on the outside, and the filling was piping hot. The soy honey sauce was also a great addition.

The Wharf Road boardwalk
Boardwalk along The Wharf Road in downtown Bridgetown near the restaurant. I really liked this town. There was a lot to do and plenty of restaurants to choose from. There are plenty of taxis everywhere, but it’s also walker friendly.

Warm edamame – Wang’s in the Desert

Warm edamame Wang's in the Desert

Chinese soy beans, wokked in a garlic, soy sauce. $6
Wang’s in the Desert, Palm Springs CA

Wow, this was SO salty! It was kind of disgusting. I would try to quickly eat one then have to chug some water to combat the saltiness. Ew!

Pickled cucumber Wang's in the Desert

Pickled cucumber with white and black sesame seeds. Complimentary.
Thank goodness these were good. Wish the rest of their dishes we the same.  😦

Korean spare ribs – Wang’s in the Desert

Korean spare ribs Wang's in the Desert

4 pieces of bite size pork ribs braised in a soy bbq sauce. Served with tangy Korean cole slaw. $9
Wang’s in the Desert, Palm Springs CA

These were sticky, sweet, salty, and absolutely delicious! Among all the small plates we tried, this was the most substantial. I love pork ribs and these did not disappoint!

Pan fried seafood pot stickers – Wang’s in the Desert

Project 365: Day 85

Another ho-hum day at work. I had a great workout afterward, then swung by Dinosaurs for a banh mi sandwich before grabbing the J Muni back home. The prices were SO cheap there that I bought an extra sandwich to bring to lunch tomorrow. They were very tasty! Pics to come once I’m caught up, lol!

Pan fried seafood pot stickers Wang's in the Desert

Shrimp and scallops with water chestnuts and scallions (4 pieces). Served with a ginger soy dipping sauce. $10
Wang’s in the Desert, Palm Springs CA

These pot stickers looked promising on the menu, but they were a little dry and dense. I really wasn’t all that impress with the food at Wang’s overall. Their happy hour is a lot more fun and a better value than their actual dinner.

Chicken adobo – Patio Filipino

Chicken adobo Patio Filipino

Braised chicken in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic with fried plantains. $11.95
Patio Filipino, San Bruno CA

I loved this version of chicken adobo! It tasted rich and flavorful and I love the additional of the fried plantains. SO yummy! The chicken was super tender and you have to spoon all that delicious sauce over your rice. Noms!

Steamed rice Patio Filipino

Steamed rice. $1.75 per person

Romaine Asian salad – Mercury Lounge

Romaine Asian salad Mercury Lounge

Romaine lettuce, carrots, cilantro with sesame soy vinaigrette. Part of Chef’s tasting menu. $25 per person
Mercury Lounge, San Francisco

Kind of plain and simple, but the sesame soy vinaigrette kept it light and fresh. Perhaps it was a little overdressed, too. There was definitely a lot of it!