Friday, September 25, 2015

"How Is Everything?"

What to say to the service team and chef of a favorite restaurant when they are understaffed and clearly having a bad night (evidenced by repeated questions from the staff seeking reassurance that everything is great! when actually not...)?  Not wanting to add to the stress, I decide to say nothing, but pass everything to my dining partner who graciously eats what I cannot force myself to finish.  Given the price tag though, kind of a bummer.

Monday, September 14, 2015

My Weakness

I can never resist any menu items that include a runny egg or squid ink (except this, gross!)

Recently, I had an item that I cannot stop thinking about-- squid ink fried rice at Ippuku in Berkeley.  As if chicken butt and knee cartilage skewers were not enough to win me over...

Ambivalent About Momofuku

First, am I the only person who thinks "Momofuku" does not mean Lucky Peach or refer to the name of some obscure ramen person from...