Friday, October 31, 2014

Temazcal Lynnfield

Time to try the fish tacos at Temazcal Tequila Cantina in Lynnfield for lunch.

Warm chips that are excellent and again the bean spread was the best of the three condiments.

Fish Tacos ($13) comes with Saffron Rice and Beans. The green strips with the salad and the tacos was NOT bell peppers. The fish was nicely cooked, moist and flaky. There was a lot of the pickled cabbage beneath the fish but it was really tasty. They were really busy at lunch time today.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Snappy Pattys Medford

Snappy Pattys in Medford has finally added burgers to the menu in addition to the famous sliders and they are also adjusting the prices of the rest of the menu items. Nice to see them working and adjusting as needed.

Classic Burger- Onion, Lettuce, Tomato & American Cheese ($8) here with hold the tomato. I got fries with that! Nice surprise and the fries was excellent. Burger come out medium rare as ordered. The bun was big and a bit dense but apart from that I was very happy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MuLan Waltham

It's only a 20 min ride to MuLan in Waltham and there is plenty of free parking if you get there early enough.

Soup, water quickly joins the peanuts and pickled cabbage. They are using a laminated menu at lunchtime but they also now have the nice bound ones. Soup here is always very good but it was again just lukewarm.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chop lunch combo ($8.95). Apart from the standard (BIG) chicken wing and this is a proper chicken wing with both the wing and tender served, the salad was a seaweed salad (nice) and broccoli. I really really don't like broccoli but decided to try this and I have no clue what they have done but this cold broccoli was delicious. I'm still in shock. The pork was, as always, perfectly cooked and scrumptious. Love this place.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cilantro Woburn

Headed back to Cilantro in Woburn for some more Thai or maybe some Vietnamese lunch. Parking here on Main street has been pretty easy, there is always the big communal parking lot on the hill behind the restaurant if all the on street parking is taken.

Drunken Noodle ($7.95 at lunch) was a big plate of food with plenty of nicely cooked chicken. All the veggies was also cooked perfectly and they had a nice crunch. This was marked as two peppers on the menu and the spiciness was pretty much spot on for that. Very nice lunch and perfect for a blustery day like today.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bonefish Grill Burlington

There was funnily dressed little people everywhere when I tried to make my way to Bonefish Grill in Burlington for some Sunday Brunch. Turns out all the merchants in the Wayside Commons was giving out Halloween Candy to the kids. Neat idea but the amount of pedestrians with kids was a bit much.

Standard Eggs Benedict (9.7) with Potatoes au Gratin was fine but probably the most boring of the Benedict's I have had here. Got some Halloween candy on my way out.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FuGaKyu Lynnfield

Again I took the short ride up to FuGaKyu in Lynnfield for some, hopefully, nice Saturday lunch.

Nice window table and as you can see, the bamboo shades was down. Makes you feel good here just sitting down, the place settings are so neat. Look at that little fish to rest your chopsticks on.

FUGAKYU NOODLE. Served with salad & fruit ($12.50). This is a pick your own with choices for Toppings, Noodle and Broth. I picked Seafood, Udon noodle and Spicy. As expected it wasn't a ton of seafood but enough and everything was cooked perfectly. Not sure what to do with the shiitake mushroom so I just left it. Was it spicy? Yes but not overly so, didn't overpower the seafood. Looks to be a ton of noodles right?

Turns out that the bottom of the bowl is filled with shredded cabbage so the amount of noodles was just right for lunch. The cabbage was in fact pretty tasty in that spicy broth.

No takers for the outdoor seating. Nice and sunny day but we are at the end of October after all.

Friday, October 24, 2014

WooRi Arlington

WooRi in Arlington got written up in the Boston Globe this week and was absolutely packed at lunchtime today.

The Banchan with my lunch special today was cucumber and daikon, onion and kimchi. All was delicious and really well made. I was surprised at how good the onion was.

Spicy Squid Lunch special Combo ($11) with Crispy Rice Cake as the special snack. The rice cake was spicy and crisp with a interesting texture, really chewy but it did grow on me and I finished it. The spicy squid was basically the same prep as the spicy pork belly. The squid was a bit unevenly cooked with some pieces bordering on chewy. The spicy sesame paste is a nice addition with another layer of spicy.