Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dan Dan Noodles? Yeah Yeah!

I won't bore you with the details, but this dish rocks! It is udon noodles with a spicy peanut sauce; topped with cilantro, lime, green onions and fried tofu.

The hardest part is making the tofu, but that's probably because that's the part that I get to do. Cut the tofu up into triangles, dredge in cornstarch, then fry it up. Add a secret glaze and continue cooking. It is so good! Crisp on the outside, soft and silky on the inside; nice.

Here's another view in case you think I'm just using brown marshmallows to fool you:

By the way, the obvious question is, how to make the sauce. Well I don't know, but I'll let you know when I can find the sauce of the sauce.

UPDATE 03/02/09: Please see comment below for full recipe. Thanks to our contributor for finishing up this post!

Monday, February 23, 2009

"No doubt...feeling, after those breakfasts of ours together, that association with me was pretty well bound to culminate in kippers." -Bertie Wooster

Well, I can't say the same for association with me, but a kipper for breakfast sure sounds good! For me this usually means busting open a can of King Oscar's kippers. I've never had what you might term the genuine article.

This post from the always interesting Dos Hermanos made me curious to try other brands. How do you eat your kippers Bertie?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Once Upon a Time...

Denver Restaurant Week 2009

As usual, I'm late! The list was published weeks ago, the blogs have been harping about it, Twitter has been chirping up a storm. So.Over.It.

Well not really. I DO want to go, every year we try at least one new place. My problem is that if I don't jump on something as soon as I hear about it, I tend to stash it somewhere. The more I hear about it, the deeper it gets stashed, until, at the last moment, I panic.

So here's this year's "short list":

Barolo Grill
Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House
the Palm
Table 6

The calls will begin today, I'll let you know of my progress. Honestly, they're probably all booked-up and I'll be back here tomorrow with a new list.