Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"I'd rather be a pig than a Fascist"

Only a bunch of chowfiends could order eight dishes for six people at a place with big portions, eat it all and then step out to do a gelato taste test immediately afterwards. So it was that I spent yesterday evening at Great China, Gelato Milano and Gelateria Naia. Favorites of the night - the Ants Climbing a Tree (yes, really), the lemon at Milano and the 99% chocolate at Naia. Yum.

Today was a more impromptu Indonesian dinner. We had a great Gado Gado - the peanut sauce seemed housemade thankfully, Achar, Beef Rendang (a much superior version to the one we had in the misnamed Nyonya Bistro in Milpitas last Sunday), Ayam Kalasan (which was a moist grilled chicken served with a fabulous chilli sauce), Mee Goreng as well as a crispy tempeh in spicy sauce and an eggplant in chilli paste. Oh and a soup called Lontong Cap Go Meh? And an excellent coconut rice! Enough food for six? We did have itty bitty bits left over.

Hmm and tomorrow is dinner at a friend's place - she said very homestyle desi food. Then on Friday I am having dinner with a friend at the new Vietnamese place on Solano which serves - I quote the website - Vietnamese Tapas with a French twist. This intrepid reporter will be back with more details afterwards of course. Until then burp, hic and cheers!

P.S. Yes I lurve Miyazaki!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Been tagged :(

Arnab, the Greatbong himself tagged me for the Silly Picture meme. I had a hard time finding a silly picture of mine or at least one I would want anybody to see! Anyway here goes...

That was from the usual Universal Studio trip that every Desi in Southern California always makes.

Regular blogging (with words) will resume soon hopefully - the lovely Lali and a mischievous fairy have suitably shamed and harassed me into at least thinking about returning to blogging. I know they are just jealous of my infinite ability to procrastinate, hmph!

P.S. Oh and of course, the Lali, the Rimi, the Swati and the Priya are hereby tagged for the silly picture meme too, yippee!