Saturday, February 24, 2007

Plate Lunch for Dinner

Inside this bag is ono local kine grindz.

And you came here thinking this was a garden related blog. Most of the time it is. If you really want to see pretty flowers click that tag in the right sidebar.

I suppose in some way this is garden related. This is a main fuel source that keeps this gardener going.

A combo plate of Chicken Katsu and Teriyaki Beef, one scoop rice, green salad with Papaya Seed dressing. No PotatoMac salad I need to make a symbolic effort to stay trim.

You dip the breaded and fried chicken strips into the brown Katsu sauce. Everyone has their own secret recipe for the sauce. The basic ingredients are ketchup, shoyu and Worcestershire sauce spiced to taste.

After a long day of gardening what could be better than yummy takeout that is more filling and priced right?


Pam said...

That meal looks fabulous, even at 10 AM in the morning (my time now). But I just finished reading Michael Pollan's article in the NYT mag from 1/28/07 ("Unhappy Meals: 30 years of nutritional science has made Americans sicker, fatter and less well nourished. A plea for a return to plain old food") and Michael would not approve. Especially for keeping trim. Great article from MP, as usual. I highly recommend it.

Deviant Deziner said...

That's one of the most valued things that I feel about visiting and living in a place that has a strong cultural bond , the food .

There are certain foods endemic to New England that just don't make the translation out here to sunny California that I dearly miss.
One would be hard pressed to find a good stuffed baked quahog or a non greasy lightly breaded Atlantic haddock filet.
I have to settle for fabulous homemade Mexican tamales and enchiladas here in Calif. in lieu of New England baked goodies.

Last night I was chatting with a close friend who grew up in a very sheltered culinary life . He went out to eat with his family only ONCE in his entire life at home.
His home cooked meals consisted of boiled cabbage and corn beef, a fried fish on Fridays, pot roast and mashed potatoes , hot dogs and hamburgers.

We were discussing world travel and he said he really didn't have any interest to travel to places like Indonesia , Asia or any other country where he might starve because he can't eat "strange" looking food.

I've tried taking this friend to have sushi or thai food but the only thing he would eat was the white rice.

Sad. .. sad in so many different ways other than just the food. It has to do with cultural exploration and that he will never expereince. - bummer.

Well Christopher, Look at it this way, at least you had the opportunity as long as you did to enjoy a wonderfully diverse culinary palette and that hopefully a whole new diverse plate of goodies will be served up in N. Carolina.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

One of my first quests I think will be to scour Asheville for its best Thai restaurant and get friendly with the chef.

I do however look forward to being closer to land of okra. Many years ago in Atlanta I was treated to some of the best vegetarian restaurants. I know that "element" lives in high numbers in the region.

Annie in Austin said...

Open that bag near me and we'd be in a fork fight - it looks wonderful, Christopher!

In Carolina you'll also have the kind of peaches that you have to buy at a local stand, because they don't ship well, and hushpuppies, and benne wafers.

Bet you'll find thai food there, too.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

christin m p in massachusetts said...

That looks wicked good -- especially that Worcestershire/ketchup sauce (I don't know -- weird cravings or something). But since I'm usually all set after only a few bites of food, I would take the PotatoMac salad and you could keep the rest. I'm very sustainable.