Feb 27, 2011

Thoughts for Food

The other week friends and I went to this Chinese restaurant in Arcadia that had dumplings with soup inside. It was delicious. I was so taken that I forgot to snap pictures.

The next day we had brunch at The Hungry Cat. This restaurant is in Hollywood, close to the Arclight Theatres there. It's damn convenient for a dinner and a movie. Or a Brunch and a movie. I'm so addicted to The Hungry Cat that if I don't go for a few months I get the shakes.

We shared oysters and octopus salad for starts. The octopus was tender and smoky.

I don't remember what this is, except that that's a duck egg.

I had Chicken and Waffles. Roscoe's is the restaurant known for this dish, but in all honesty, their chicken tends to be dry. This chicken was perfect: crispy on the outside and sinfully juicy on the inside. That thing on the top? That's butter.

There were more dishes, plus these babies. After three I was a very happy camper. We didn't have dessert. There were talks of Monkey Bread at the beginning of the meal, but by the end we were too stuffed.

However I can't end food porn without a gratuitous sweets shot. So have this from Porto's.

Btw, I'm having a strong craving for dumplings.


Cafe Observer said...

Good to see you blogging about Food!! Toss in some posts about us K9's and you're well on your way!

dive said...

Hot damn, Vanda! I read this at breakfast time and now I'm ruined for the whole day. I have a serious octopus jones.

Jean Spitzer said...

This is wicked.

I'm going to have fruit and yogurt.

Margaret said...

Dumplings with soup in that. Everything about that is so right. Call me next time? I'm in Arcadia all the time.

Vanda said...

CO, sorry, no kibbles.

I almost read that as "octopus bones." Would make a good band name.

Jean, that sounds too healthy to be fun.

Margaret, we should go sometime. It's best in small groups, so you can sample multiple dishes.

Petrea said...

Call me too.

I just read about the Hungry Cat in Sunset Magazine. Sounds so very hip.

I'm full.