Here are a few follow-ups of places (new and old) from our rotation.
We finally made it back to El Salvador Pupuseria y Restaurante on a weekend and had a chance to try the "weekend soups". There are two Salvadoran Beef soups features on the weekend.
The Sopa De Res(Sabado y Domingo - $6.95):
A nice rich semi clear broth, featured squash, yuca, a huge hunk of cabbage, and beef still on the bones. This soup tasted very "clean" and soothing, with bay and cilantro overtones, though the meat was rather tough.
I ordered the Sopa De Pata($6.95):
This soup was a direct opposite of the other soup. Thick and tomato based, with bay and black pepper flavor. There was a reason this soup was so thick. You see this is a "gelatin" lovers dream. There was really no "meat", just bone and lots of gelatin - which I happened to enjoy. as with the previous soup, there was a piece of squash, yuca, and cabbage. There was one item in each soup that we didn't enjoy; the piece of corn was really tough, and almost broke my teeth! These soups are served with Salvadoran Tortillas, which were just like pupusas without filling. A very filling meal.
Of course we've been going back to Da' Kitchen. Here's the Chicken Cutlet I had today:
It was the "triple-decker" Chicken Katsu, with a brown gravy, topped with mushrooms and onions. I bought it with "all rice" today; and there were 3 scoops of rice, with one scoop hidden underneath! Delici-yoso!!! (And the Missus finished a whole Fish Tempura Plate by herself!).
Finally, I guess there comes a time that we all have to face our fears. This year the Missus wanted one of these(but I'll be the one using it):
Yep, that's a Pressure Cooker; for some reason I'm terrified of pressure cookers, and have never used one in my life. I've got those stories of exploding pressure cookers, although I've been assured that newer models are extremely safe. So we'll soon see how I handle the "pressure".