Sunday, September 27, 2015

Satay Kai and Kee Mao Noodle

Chicken satay served with Thai Satay Peanut sauce and cucumber salad

Pan-fried flat rice noodle with onion, basil, tomato and pork (a choice of other meats, vegetables and tofu is available),

at the new Asia Market Restaurant, Fulton @ Cavalcade

Friday, September 25, 2015

Taco Campechano and Frijoles Charros

Beef, pork and chicharron plus queso between two corn tortillas, with salsa verde

and fiery Frijoles Charros

@ Taqueria Mi Oficina, Houston Ave. @ Summer Street

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tuna Nicoise Salad and Lemon Curd Tart

EVOO Poached tuna, haricots verts, micro-greens, Spanish potato salad, watermelon radish and nicoise olives,

Lemon Curd Tart

@ Bistro Menil

Monday, September 21, 2015

Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken

1/4 chicken, dark meat, plus plantanos maduros and avocado salad with cilantro dressing

@ Pollo Bravo, 6015 Hillcroft, Houston

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bratwurst Roll and Chips

Bratwurst on a house-made French roll - the menu description indicates there would be turkey pastrami, presumably a misprint; none was in evidence.  The cheese is mozzarella; the bun seemed like a lightly toasted New England style hot dog bun.  The thin chips are house-made.

@ Tapester's Grill

Friday, September 18, 2015

Coctel de Camarones, Tamal, and Pionono

Shrimp cocktail, Ecuadorian style - fresh poached shrimp marinated in lime juice, sour orange, ketchup and mustard, with pickled red onions, tomatoes, cilantro and olive oil.  Served chilled.

Served with popcorn, chifles (thin-sliced plantain chips), and toasted corn (canchas).

Tamal de mi Abuelita - steamed rice and potato dough tamal stuffed with chicken, egg, raisins and olives, wrapped in banana leaves, served with tomate de arbol (tomarillo aji sauce).

Pionono - Peruvian cake roll filled with home-made dulce de leche and dusted with powdered sugar

at Andes Cafe, South American Kitchen

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Grilled Tuna Sandwich and Italian Potato Salad

Grilled yellowfin (grilled to order, interior was deep pink), with lettuce, tomato, wasabi mayo and fresh ginger on an egg hamburger bun, served with Italian potato salad

@ Paulie's

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tostada de Ceviche and Lomo Saltado Sandwich

Fish marinated in lime juice and Peruvian seasonings served with red onion, cancha (Peruvian roasted corn) and camote (steamed sweet potato),

Tender chunks of beef tenderloin with tomato, red onion, red wine and aji amarillo (Peruvian yellow pepper) on a toasted French roll, served with french fries and huancaina sauce (cheese and aji amarillo),

also served were tortilla chips and a mild sauce

at Peru Gourmet Cuisine, 10804 S. Post Oak @ Willowbend, Suite #375

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Nicoise Salad and Cafe au Lait

Lettuce, tomatos, potatoes, hard boiled egg, haricots verts, nicoise olives and tuna (a generous portion obscured by the other ingredients), plus petite pain and dijon dressing

and Cafe au Lait

at French Riviera Bakery

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Nasi Padang Rendang

Beef rendang Padang style with sticky rice, a vegetable curry with cabbage, green beans and jackfruit, Telur Balada - Indonesian deep-fried, hard-boiled egg in a chile sauce - and a relish/chutney made with dried, whole anchovies and green chile

at Mama Yu Indonesian Bistro

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hearts of Palm Ceviche and Enchiladas

Hearts of Palm ceviche with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, olives and lime juice

Enchiladas Saltillo - corn tortillas filled with chicken, topped with a sauce containing 5 kinds of peppers, crema, and chihuahua cheese, with home-style Mexican Rice and refritos.

Saltillo Mexican Kitchen

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pork Cuban Sandwich

A non-traditional Cubano - Coca-Cola braised pulled pork, country ham, provolone, smoked mustard and pickle with onion relish on crisp rustic bread, pressed, served with a salad (or other side of your choice) and complimentary tortilla and plantain chips with dressing of your choice.  Also available with steak or chicken tinga.

at Amazon Grill