Thursday, December 8, 2016

15 Walnut Hamilton

There was another offer of free sushi from the Serenitee group so I headed out to 15 Walnut in Hamilton.

They are located in a small mall just off the main road. Plenty of free parking.

The inside was very nice with booths at the windows and high tops in the bar area that was covered by the waitresses.

I picked the RED DRAGON ROLL ($16). "Spicy tuna, cucumber, topped with tuna sashimi, spicy aioli". The maki roll was OK, not as impressive as the roll at TWK but that one was $5 more.

I also ordered the PORK BELLY BLT ($14) from the lunch menu. "Arugula, tomato, scallion aioli on Italian bread". The fries was excellent but the sandwich was just OK. The pork belly was thinly sliced belly and it was on the dry side. I expected lush soft belly but the arugula was a nice touch.

The scallion aioli arrived in its own little container. The service was also just OK, I didn't get a water refill until I was done but my waitress was pleasant.

Address 15 Walnut Road, Hamilton, MA 01982
Phone number (978) 468-2434

15 Walnut Local Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ginger Bedford

On my last visit to Ginger in Bedford, I noticed something interesting on the specials menu and today was the perfect day for trying it.

Tonkutsu Ramen ($12). "Silky tonkutsu broth topped with pork, bamboo shoots and scallions". The broth was excellent and the pork was delicious but the noodles were overcooked. Not sure what to say about the flabby bamboo shoots. Despite that, it was a very enjoyable meal and the service is always excellent.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bay Berry Woburn

I wanted something quick today since there is more Snooker to watch so I headed back to Bay Berry in Woburn for some more vegetarian food. I had a very pleasant vegetarian Geen Curry on my previous visit.

This time I picked the Malaysian Curry Stew ($9), It comes with potatoes, faux chicken, zucchini and broccoli, hold the broccoli. The little spring roll with the dipping sauce was delightful as was the miso soup. The curry was excellent with a lot of potatoes and since I like potatoes, this was a good thing. Much to my surprise, I really liked the faux chicken. It has a nice taste and a pleasant texture. The curry was marked as one pepper but I think I'll ask for two the next time. This is such a nice place.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gin U Dee Stoneham

This is my second try to try the Green Curry at Gin U Dee in Stoneham. Let's see what happens today.

Success! sort of, I tried to order it with dark chicken meat and that somehow got translated into duck. I really didn't mind, especially since the duck is only 70 cents more and there was plenty of duck in the curry. The curry was two peppers on the menu and had some heat but I think I'll try it with three the next time. As a green curry, it was excellent with nice and complex flavors. I really appreciate that it comes in a bowl so that you get plenty of the curry sauce.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Nijiya Medford

It's a rarity for me to have lunch in Medford since I detest the new parking meters but I know where there is free parking so since I was nearby I decided to revisit Nijiya in Medford.

They have AYCE Sushi ($14.95) lunch offering that also included hot food. Here is the Shrimp Shumai that was pretty good. I like that they bring out the wasabi ahead of the sushi so that you can start to mix it into the soy sauce.

First plate, nothing surprising here except the octopus and squid. The salmon was cut paper thin but the rice was the proper amount. The rice was barely seasoned.

The final list. They still increase the price on Fridays, I think they should keep the lunch price the same on Fridays.

Address 9 High St, Medford, MA 02155
Phone number (781) 874-2630

Saturday, November 19, 2016

K Restaurant Peabody

K Restaurant in Peabody opened in October of '16 and as soon as I heard about it, it went on my "must visit" list.

They are located in a small strip mall somewhere in Peabody. How did we get anywhere without the GPS? From their website: "What does the 'K' stand for? The ‘K’ stands for Korean food, and also for the kimchi. Kimchi is the best-known example of the fermented vegetable dish, has long been at the heart of the Korean culture. Spicy, sweet, sour, and crisp, it leads remarkable taste in our K’s home-style cooking".

The interior will not win any prizes for decoration. You order at the counter and the food is brought out to you when it's ready. There are self-serve for water or tea and utensils are on the tables.

No special lunch menu.This is from the Stir Fry section of the menu, Dwaeji Galbi Jjim ($15). "Korean Style Pork Ribs Pork ribs braised with K’s delicious sauce". This was served with rice and Kimchi. No banchan was offered. The ribs were fall off the bone tender apart from the outside on a few that was a bit tough. The sauce was excellent, sticky and flavorful and not overly sweet. The kimchi, made by his mother from granma's recipe, was excellent. I think I have to come back and try their stews, they looked really good.

Address 100 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Phone number (978) 595-1889

K Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sichuan Taste Malden

We're probably going to have to pay for this but I'm enjoying the 66F on my way to Sichuan Taste in Malden.

I was excited to order the Salt and Pepper Pork Tounge dish from the lunch menu. The dish turned out to be very tasty and I really liked it. It even had Sichuan Peppercorns in it, you can see one at the rim of the dish. My mouth is still numb and tingling after having ingested a number of them. There was also a ton of sliced garlic that was tasty and very mild. Another excellent lunch.