Thursday, May 22, 2008
McDonald's recently released its Southern Style Chicken Sandwich, which (to me, and most other people) seems to be a direct knockoff of the beloved Chick-fil-A version. With a fried chicken breast, 2 pickles and a little bit of mayo, there isn't a whole lot of room for variation.
A Chick-fil-A franchisee is so upset that he is offering a free sandwich to those who bring in the lame McD's impostor sandwich.
I'll admit that I have been curious about trying the McD's one but I know there will never be a substitute for Chick-fil-A!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
I sure would love some bacon-wrapped tater tots!
Vendors can continue to sell the bacon-wrapped delights, but only if they cough up $26,000 for a new cart. Without it, they aren't allowed to sell bacon. Makes no sense to me.
Because of this outrage, I feel compelled to share the following graph with you:
Time to heat up those frying pans!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
My new favorite thing to cook at home is oyakodon. While I loosely follow the recipe, I find that making my own small tweaks makes it even better.
(Unfortunately this isn't a pic of the oyakodon I made! It's from Flickr user egseah.)
Oyakodon is "parent and child" donburi, since it involves chicken and eggs. Everything is simmered in a sweet sauce containing mirin, soy sauce, sake and rice vinegar. I like mixing my chicken in a bowl with oyster sauce, corn starch, soy sauce and sesame oil first since it helps thicken everything later in the pan.
I definitely recommend experimenting with your own Japanese comfort food dishes!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Rob and I ferried up to Sausalito for the weekend, which was every bit as relaxing and fun as we thought it would be. We shopped, ate, walked through the small town, enjoyed some great Japanese food and played a game of Scrabble right near the water.
Pizza was on the agenda also, which we had with a lovely SF view.
I can't wait to go back to Sushi Ran, which is where we ate on Saturday night. We ate:
vegetable taster (fried potatoes, bok choy, ginger eggplant, spaghetti squash)
miso black cod with french beans (insanely good; not sure I can eat fish anywhere else now)
chicken teriyaki (don't laugh)
french bean tempura
some kind of hamachi dish with grapefruit and avocado
...and a huge bottle of sake.
Good thing I am getting back into running shape!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
The sandwich is basically a standard burger, except with a few modifications. Instead of hamburger buns, she recommends using glazed donuts. She also includes bacon and a fried egg. Whoever thought the Red Robin burger with the egg on it was decadent, this is a completely different level of unhealthiness.