The San Diego Food Blog Search.
I originally saw a post by Krista, whose blog, londonelicious is required reading for yoso. In that post she mentioned creating a Google Custom Search using various London based food bloggers. In one of those "now why didn't I think of that" moments, I thought it might be a nice idea to create a Google Search Engine of San Diego Food Bloggers. There are so many excellent food bloggers in San Diego, and this might be a nice way to see what they think about a restaurant, or even snag a recipe. You'll find the search in the left sidebar, right below the site search. Let me know how you like it.....
And if you're a San Diego Food Blogger, and I have somehow missed you, please let me know.....I managed to add 48 food blogs, but am pretty sure I've missed a few. I know I should do more with regards to making things more useful....but it seems I'm always busy eating!!!
Who said you can't get crisp sweet potato fries?
I sorta-kinda remember a conversation somewhere......
Well, I recently had some pretty darn good sweet potato fries, that were crisp, and tasty.
I managed to save some for the Missus, and was even given some specific instructions on how to reheat them. Of course, the Missus disregarded the instructions, but enjoyed them all the same.
So where did I get these?
4646 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
Open Daily from 12noon - 10pm
I've always taken instruction well:
Leave it to the Missus, after my post on Surati Farsan, and my mentioning how Indian Cuisine was something She needed to be in the mood to have....she was suddenly....in the mood. So we headed off for Surati Farsan.
It seemed like an overwhelming favorite here is the Chole Samosa:
The Chole which could be described in the most simplest terms as a chickpea curry, was nice with some savory-spicy overtones. It was perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste, but when I made sure to include the onions in every bite, it became an excellent dish. The samosa was fried to perfection, and filled with vegetables, added more of a nice textural counter-point.
Even though this was pretty filling, I ordered something else I had been wanting to try. I had read an article on Vada Pav, actually it was on a chain called Jumbo King, a chain inspired by McDonald's, which took the Vada Pav, a popular street food in Mumbai, and made it a national phenomenon. You can also read another article here. So without further ado, let me introduce Surati Farsan's Pav Vada:
Yes indeed it is the one and only.....potato potato patty "burger". They come two to an order at Surati Farsan.
Nice potato flavor, mildly spiced, and crisp around the edges.The bun was quite a simple burger bun-ish, but there was a nice smear of a garlic chutney. You can also get you Pav Vada with cheese! The Missus loved the potato croquettish patty, I loved the chutney, and got many happy returns from it the entire afternoon (too much info, I know). Not quite sure if I'd get this again.....but it was amausing to say the least.
So what did the always adventurous Missus get?
Sigh..... A Masala Dosa. Oh well, at least one of us broadened our horizons a bit.......
Surati Farsan Mart
9494 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92126
My previous post on Surati Farsan can be found here.