Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MuLan Waltham

Time for some Noodle Soup at Mulan in Waltham. Parking on the street is still free, this is kind of bizarre, I have never seen a town removing parking meters and not replacing them with something else.

Look how colorful the pickled cabbage was today. Plenty of peanuts to snack on and the H&S soup is always really good here. The soup could have been warmer today.

I ordered the Pork Chop Noodle Soup ($8.95) and the first thing that appears is a plate of pork chops. Tender, moist and tasty.

Then the soup arrives. Dark broth with noodles and pork and greenery. The marinated egg is always tasty. All this food will easily feed two people or feed me dinner. Busy as usual today but no wait.

Monday, September 15, 2014

99 Restaurant Woburn

I haven't been back to the 99 Restaurant in Woburn since the lobster roll fiasco but since today is National Cheese Burger Day and all the burgers are $5 I decided to give it another go. Didn't have to high hopes for this.

BBQ BLT Crunch Burger ($9.79). "This juicy burger is seasoned and topped with Vermont Cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, a drizzle of our famous bold BBQ sauce and crowned with crispy onion petals". I ordered it medium rare and to my surprise it arrived cooked right and it even had grill marks, well done. The bacon was crisp and the slices was of decent quality and thickness. I tried the Baconator? from Wendy's when it was introduced and that one had the thinnest slices I have ever encountered. Fries here has always been good despite having the skin on. Free popcorn. Service is always nice and prompt. Overall this was a nice surprise and a decent lunch.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thai E-Sarn Cuisine Arlington

Back to Thai E-Sarn Cuisine in Arlington for some Saturday Thai lunch.

Spicy Squid ($8.95) is marked as two peppers and I asked for it spicy and it had a little bite but no more than one pepper. Still a very nice dish even if I'm not to keen on the baby corn.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bonefish Grill Burlington

I had a $5 coupon that was expiring but there is no hardship in going to Bonefish Grill in Burlington.

Time to try the third variation of the Soup and Taco lunch Special (8.9) so here it is with the Herb Grilled Chicken and again the New England Clam Chowder. I think I like this one better than the fish taco. Chicken was tender and nicely grilled. The chowder was as usual excellent, I really like this version and the clams are always tender.

Different perspective today. I was late so my usual table was taken, you can see it at the far corner next to the window. I ended up in a nice booth next to the kitchen entrance.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FuGaKyu Lynnfield

Time to check out some more of the lunch offerings at FuGaKyu in Lynnfield. I already know that the sushi offerings are very good from a previous visit.

Their Bento Box ($12) offerings are interesting, you select the protein, the appetizer and the starch. My selection was Pork Katsu, Goyza and Udon Noodles. The Goyza was crispy on the outside with a moist filling. Good sized very tender pork cutlet, perfectly crispy and the noodles was sauteed with some veggies. The salad was fresh and in the middle there was some crunchy marinated veggies. Really nice lunch in a very nice restaurant.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beijing Chinese Dining Lexington

Time for a return visit at the recently opened Beijing Chinese Dining in Lexington. On street paid parking seems very reasonable, you get an hour for a quarter.

The H & S soup is brimming with stuff but was again very bland and also just lukewarm.

Kung Pao Spicy Chicken ($7.95) with springroll ordered extra spicy (and the bill confirmed that). Was it extra spicy? Nope. Was it spicy? Nope. I even started to eat the dry chilies and they were not spicy at all so no surprise that there was no heat present. They did bring out some chili oil when I complained and that helped. The fried rice was nice and done right. The springroll was crisp and so was the contents. It was a good amount of chicken in the dish so that was good. The interior of the restaurant is really nice.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blue Ribbon BBQ Arlington

I was going to Taipei Gourmet in Lexington for lunch but they where closed for renovations (today only). Not the smartest thing to do when their competition up the street is also closed. So I ended up at Blue Ribbon BBQ in Arlington instead.

The Spicy Chicken Salad Rollup ($8.49) with two sides isn't really that spicy. It's a curried chicken with cabbage and lettuce. This has always been a favorite of mine. The sides today was mashed potatoes and refried beans (daily side special). The refried bean was excellent and so was the mashed potatoes. The only thing I don't like is that they leave the skin on the potatoes. I know it's good for you but I don't like it.