Oops. Sorry, my bad on the terminology. I should have said thanks for "admining" or something to that effect?
I'm really glad you are here, too.
It was so good to see so many at the recent Taiwanese banquet that Rocky organized for us. Has anyone been back?
Today I had lunch at a new Thai restaurant Tom Yum Koong in the West Seattle Junction (next to Jaks on California SW). The menu looks upscale and it is advertised as Thai fine dining. I had the house Tom Yum Koong soup, 1 huge Prawn (including the head and tail) and good sized straw mushrooms in broth. Not bad, but it needed something.( maybe more prawns
). Hubby had beef Phad Thai (one star, he is a light weight)... and it was very fresh/bright tasting. But I think I prefer Siam Pura on Alki, also fresh/bright flavors, from what little experience I have at each place.
Then, I went down to White Center and bought my ingredients for the Rajas and Conchinitas on the Mexican cooking thread here.
I discovered a great place to buy freshly made corn tortillas, too, in Burien. They are made in the grocery store Guadalupe on 128th and 16thSW near Jack in the Box (and not too far from Ambaum). I watched them come out of the roller oven and they were piping hot as they were bagged up. When I got home I immediately ate 2, still soft and warm. Yum! They also sell housemade tortilla chips and I got a package to try out.
While in White Center, I popped into a Korean store called White Center Market, I think, (a hole in the wall place, around the corner from Angkor Cambodian market) and bought some housemade kimchee, a fair sized jar for $4.99. It came highly recommended from a shopper there who said restaurants buy from this lady.
So that was my day today. I was supposed to go to a funeral in Eastern WA, but chose not to go over the pass today, it was snowing, and I don't have snow tires.
I know this was off topic, but since we don't have a forum yet, I'm using this one for some catchall conversation, too.
oh yes, also stopped at the library to pick up 6 cookbooks I had on request. edit to add:
I also discovered a nice Mexican meat market today in White Center called Carniceria El Paisano (206) 767-5526, 9629 15th Ave SW Seattle. It's small, but has a clean looking deli case with various seasoned meats. I immediated was drawn to their marinated al pastor de puerco (smallish pork bits w/onion) for $3.49lb. I just finished pan grilling some quickly (got nice crispy char-ish on outside, but still juicy inside) to put into a couple of soft corn tortillas, and I have to say it was truly excellent. On par with the taco wagons if not yummier. I highly recommend you trying this stuff. I don't know what they season it with, but it's great.