I received an email from a FOY (Friend of Yoso) today who mentioned that my posts have recently been a bit long-winded. Actually, the term used was "verbose". Under certain circumstances, I'm pretty sure that I'd be somewhat.... well pick the verb; maybe offended might fit the bill.... and perhaps I'd even respond with a somewhat colorful adjective of my own. The humorous and jovial tone of the email erased all possibility of that, and was a reminder that many of you are perhaps more interested in seeing what I ate, rather than reading about it.
And I just happened to have a bunch of photos..... revisits all, of recent meals with friends. The locations are miles apart, but here goes......
Yet again. I usually don't even take my camera out any more. During a recent visit, Akira requested a meal at Ba Ren. I believe the main reason being that I remember what his favorite dishes are here. So here's what Akira, Mr S, and I had.
After all these years Ba Ren still delivers......
You can find links to my zillions of posts on Ba Ren on our rotation page.
4957 Diane Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
Chautara - Madison (Wisconsin):
I made sure to return, since I enjoyed my meal there on my previous visit. This time around, the food seemed to fall short, the Lamb Palungo way tough, the beef over-cooked, my dish, the Khasi Ko Masu was the best of the lot, but was a bit too salty. At least the photos came out a lot better than on my previous visit. Oh, and those thingys that look like Xiao Long Bao? They're "momos" a Nepali/Tibetian type of dumpling. My eating companions on this evening were from Shandong and Taiwan respectively, and were surprised when that hit the table.
In case you're wondering what, or where Chautara is, you can find out here.
334 State St
Madison, WI 53703
Sea Harbour - Rosemead (Los Angeles):
Believe it or not, after my breakfast at Gardena Bowl, on my recent visit to LA, I still had lunch in store. I was meeting Akira, and good FOYs PeterL and Angela, who drove all the way from San Diego, for Dim Sum at Sea Harbour. Packed as always, it was a fun and mostly delicious meal.
I love this first photo.... of the Durian Pastry.... it looked so good that PeterL could not help himself and snatched one away as soon as it arrived!
Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
3939 Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
So there you go...... more photos, less verbiage... sheesh, I feel like a laundry detergent ad, you know, more cleaning power, cheaper price!
Man, it's hot around here, I hope everyone is keeping cool!