Just some "snacks" for Saturday.....
Camau Bakery & Deli:
This place had caught our interest a while back. We'd seen the prepackged Banh Beo, and other snacks with the "Camau Bakery" label on them. But the place always seemed closed. But on this morning, I noticed the shop was actually open! At least the open sign was out. So we stopped immediately, and found some parking. And walked on over to the door......
And it was locked!!! But the nice lady inside waved at us, opened the door and let us in. I kinda got the feeling that Camau really does catering, large orders, and wholesale orders. Nothing was out, and there were pans of covered snacks waiting for pick-up. But after passing by so many times, the Missus wasn't to be denied. She pointed at one of the containers, and said..."I want that!" The woman, who was a bit amused at the Missus's antics, told Her, "this is for an order, but since they're not going to be picked up until later this afternoon we can make more." Her name is Kieu...so thank you so much!
So what did the Missus get?
Well, a bunch of styrofoam containers of course.....
Just kidding. She got a large order of Che Xoi Nuoc. It's a "sweet soup" of sorts, flavored with sugar and ginger. In the "soup" are large dumplings made of rice flour, and stuffed with mung bean paste, much like the Chinese Tāngyuán. These also had scallions in them, and was more savory than other versions we've had before. Still, after being chilled ice cold, and covered with the accompanying cocunut milk and sesame seeds, it was pretty good.
Camau Bakery & Deli
4857 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115
Some Cheese Balls Maybe???
One of my favorite lines from the movie, I Love You to Death. Recently, "MG" brought these to work. I had never seen them before.
Apparently, these were the "newest thing" at Valerio's. Buttery, sweet, and a bit salty....maybe a bit too oily for me....none the less, not too bad. If you like buttery.......
And how's this for the kicker....it's filled with cream cheese....
Apparently, it was Valerio's in Mira Mesa who first started selling this.....and now it's being sold at other locations. This one was from the National City location.
Valerio's City Bakery
1631 E 8th St
National City, CA 91950
And for something a bit more "savory"....
You can get this:
Need a closer look?
If you're wondering about the main ingredient, I think the food labeling may be very accurate in this instance:
Fishing Feed? = Bait???? It's all on the label!
Hope you're all having a grest weekend!