Monday, October 23, 2006

Best Boyfriend Ever

Breakfast Saturday morning: avocado cheddar omelette with salsa verde, homemade carrot muffin, grapes, and fresh squeezed o.j.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Shanghai Gate

We tried this place in one of the best ways possible: a friend familiar with the food and the restaurant took us and ordered for us. Wow. Wow, wow, wow. So incredibly good.

Ginger Scallion Tilapia - supremely tender and flavorful whole fish
Seaweed Fish - strips of fish breaded in a seaweed batter and fried, with a thin, dark sauce. I'd never had anything like this before and was quite taken with it.
Four Treasure Tofu - this was black tofu (actuall dark brown) and had a chewy texture and breadlike flavor that was new to me. Served cold with some kind of black mushrooms and peanuts. Excellent.
String Beans in Garlic Sauce - with intense little beans (soy?) and salty mushrooms. Simple and perfectly done.
Fish Tofu Soup - nothing unexpected. Good but a little plain.
Sweet Corn Pancake - whole corn kernels, held together sparingly with dough, fried, and sprinkled with a little sugar. Deliciously greasy, without being drippy, not overly sweet. It reminded me of something you would get from a stand at the fair, only much improved.

Shanghai Gate, 204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134


Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sweet Potato Pancakes

A wonderful fall breakfast or brunch. We used this recipe.