I went to get Thai food today and nearby is … WAAA!! The BEST Chinese food place in town CLOSED when I wasn’t looking! Steve retired!
Well… that’s only fair… I retired too.
DARN! He had food that actually tasted like the real thing, not that watered down stuff made for Americans. AND you could ask for secret menu items. I always asked for wor won ton with squid. The first time I ordered that he had to come out to see who was ordering that. He told me they didn’t put squid in their wor won ton soup because Americans generally don’t like squid… That’s when I told him I was from San Francisco. I knew he had squid on the menu and asked him to put some in and that I’d pay extra for it. So there is a secret menu if you know what to ask for. I shoulda asked him for chicken feet just to see his reaction!
There are other restaurants in town. Their food is meh. not bad, it will fill you and the locals love them but they don’t know any better. sigh No more Szechuan or Cantonese places in town! The other places have generic Chinese/American menu items. Sweet and sour pork, fried rice, and a local thing called General Tso’s chicken. That dish is popular all over Idaho and Wyoming. I’d never heard of that in San Francisco, but then again, I was upstairs eating chicken feet.
But I am spoiled. for REAL food from San Francisco. Like upstairs, above the tourist restaurant, where no one speaks English and the staff push around carts with whatever dish the cooks made. See something you like and get a plate. The braised and fried chicken feet, served with the foot upwards in the center of a small bowl of rice is just cute. They are very good. When you are done, they add up the price of the plates. WATCH OUT! Those dishes add up! We used to go there for lunch with our accountant who spoke Mandarin.
Oh! I just remembered! Great Wall! It’s a hole in the wall place with a limited menu. Most people order from the buffet but they will cook up stuff a la cart. Every once in a wall, he’ll have bao but no char siu bao! Man! I LOVE char siu bao! Imma hafta go make my own and since I live alone, I get to eat ALL OF IT. (Need a stuffed piggie emoji)
Oh! There is a new SUSHI restaurant in that spot now.
Sushi is popular here. Maybe because of the University. They have tako (octopus) and unagi(eel) on the menu! Hard to find those two items here. I’ll try them out tomorrow! (Still have my tax refund burning a hole in my pocket!) but not for long if I DARE to sit in that sushi restaurant rather than ordering takeout.
Oh! I was going to talk about my Thai menu today and got distracted! - Look! SQUIRREL!
Tom Yum seafood.
When I got home, I realized they didn’t send any rice with that order! Oh well. I can cook my own.
Ok… Off to eat delicious food! (That squid salad is calling me)
I REALLY like seafood.