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Lunch - 2007/03/22

No photo today -- I ate it before I decided to blog it.

Today, I ate left-over Sweet and Sour Chicken with rice. But, this wasn't your usual S/S Chicken.

Last weekend, Steven and I took off cross country for Richardson (another of the many towns surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth) trying to find the Japanese grocery that I had read about on the Internet. Of course, I didn't write down the name of the store or its address, but I sort-of remembered that it was located near the intersection of US75 and Belt Line Road.

When we got to that area, there was a small shopping center with a number of stores and restaurants, so we decided to check it out. Apparently we were at the heart of the DFW area's Indian shopping area. There were Sari shops, Indian groceries, Indian restaurants, etc. No Japanese grocery, though. Since it was lunchtime, I suggested that we get lunch right away and then try to find the Japanese grocery.

Steven wasn't interested in Indian cuisine, but he did agree to Chinese, so we slipped into Bombay Chinese Restaurant. The name and the fact that our host and waitress were all Indian should have been a clue. They actually had both Indian and Chinese dishes on the menu, so I ordered a simple curry plate with both rice & noodles. Steven ordered the Sweet & Sour Chicken with rice.

It wasn't sweet and it wasn't sour. It was spicy. One might say it was hot. The seasoning was more along the lines of a Thai red curry than the stereotypical gooey sweet & sour. Needless to say, there were a lot of left-overs.

So, I transferred the dish from the take-home container into a bowl and warmed it in the microwave. I stirred in some "sweet" by adding just a small bit of Splenda. I wanted to eat it with some yougurt, but we didn't have any plain in the house, so instead I set out a small dish of Ranch dressing and grabbed the rest of the raw carrots to dip into the dressing. Dessert was a cup of strawberries (tossed with the rest of the Splenda since they were on the tart side).

All-in-all, a healthy luncheon for a work-at-home day, but nothing spectacular.


P.S. We came home without finding the Japanese grocery. I still want to find some furikake.

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Hello! Saw you on my friends list and thought I'd drop in! did you ever find a Japanese grocery around here? There used to be one on Trinity Mills & the tollway but we stopped by there the other day and it's gone - well, looks like they didn't pay the rent because there's still quite a bit of stuff in there but it's closed. My husband really wants to find one, I think he wants to try making sushi. Not for me. I would like to try some furikake though.

Thanks for friending me! :-)
sberryfood6703 and I are plotting a trip to Plano to shop for Japanese foods and maybe some bento accessories. I've been in Atlanta all week and found time to go to Super H Mart to shop. I bought a wide variety of furikake -- some of which I have no clue what it is since I don't read Japanese. I'd be willing to share some with you.
That's sweet of you! Well, we're not bento-ing quite yet so no big rush, I'm just kind of curious. I'll have to try to find the Plano one.

Would you be up for a Bookcrossing meet up in the Lewisville area? Faramir10 (from Denton) and I are trying to get a group up but I understand it might be too far for you... Hubby & I could go to Denton though, if that would be easier...