Word on the Street
Everyone is given millet puffs to try. They are curiously spicy and reminded me a bit of rice crispy treats. I was told a group of Pitzer students (Susan’s alma mater) were in recently trying to guess all the ingredients. I should bring my best friend here who is also a Pitzer alumna and the greatest home cook I know (okay, I have to say that, she is my best friend!).
Everyone talks about the Kaya toast. I can see why, the sweet and savory is the perfect combination.
I’ll tell you a secret, I love vegetables. The spinach dumplings and kale caught my eye right away. But because there was only two of us, I couldn’t go all crazy and order so much food. As it was, we did order too much and had to pass up dessert.
I am way bummed out that I could not take a single good picture of these wonderful scallops. It was easily my favorite dish of the night.
I was initially intrigued by these huge pieces of fried chicken. The batter was light and crisp. Then I remember why I don’t usually eat mayo. The sauce quickly turned the batter into sludge. Good thing the chicken by itself was great.
I’ll tell you another secret, I love meat. When I saw the corn came with pork belly, I was on board. It was a nice side dish to eat with our mabo tofu.
This mabo tofu was the most unusual version I’ve had. It had a definite black bean flavor and was very sweet. I would have liked it spicier. Great fresh ingredients though. The greens was a nice update on this classic dish.
I also tried out a couple of cocktails and I highly recommend the Godfather if you’re into whiskey!
The next day, I was on Twitter and noticed Meal Muse was also at Street the same time I was. Here’s her blog about the night.
We had a great time and I would like to go back to try other items from around the world. The noodles, burger and ribs look great!
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