Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Restaurant review - Original Bagel and Bialey Buffalo Grove, IL

I went here for breakfast the other day - on of our family's favorite place to go for breakfast.  My daughter ordered my favorite dish.....challah french toast.  I wish I didn't worry about what I ate...I would eat this every time I went there.  Instead, she ordered it and I got to eat some of it. It is a huge order, so she didn't mind sharing. It is soft and almost creamy inside the pieces.  It has a slight sweetness to it. In fact, you don't even need syrup with it because it is so perfect.
I had eggs, toast, coffee....nothing different, so I didn't take a picture, but it was good.  I enjoy going is comfortable and everyone that works here is very nice.  They are also on the local high school (Stevenson) discount card - so make sure to bring it.  Go and enjoy.......

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Life - Sundried Mango with Chili powder

I went to La Luz (search La Luz on the right of my blog page to see more about this amazing bakery!) to get my tamales and to pick up some churros when I saw this creation on the counter.  I don't really like mango, but it sounded so different I had to try it and boy am I glad I did.  It is chewy, sweet and spicy. Just the right amount of everything that it makes you want to keep eating more.  Yum yum....what a treat! You must go and get these.  Uber yum!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Restaurant review - Hong Kong Cafe

We have been to this restaurant before and liked it so much we went back for supper.  It was as good as we remembered and as affordable.  The service was SO attentive it made it a pleasure to eat there.  When the kids were asking about the different noodles, our server brought out this box with sections that had a dry version of each noodle and the name of each noodle.  GREAT idea!!!!!

We ordered pot stickers to start with.  When we asked for sauce she pointed to the sauces on the table.  The kids loved mixing their own sauce.  One was soy sauce and one was some kind of vinegar.
I had braised noodles with BBQ pork.  I had this dish as Asian Noodle House as well.  This dish was better.  There was more sauce and more pork.  Two welcomed additions.  There was still a mild fishy taste to these noodles.  Must be common to this dish since the last dish of this had that taste as well.
This was chicken and broccoli chow fun.  The noodles were so good....see how they have some crispy parts.  Love that!!!  The flavor of this dish is very mild.  I added some soy sauce when I ate it.  Our son picked out the chicken and  a lot of the broccoli and declared he was done.
This was beef lo mein.  Again, nice thick noodles.  This sauce was very tasty and everything was cooked perfectly.  Great dish!!