Mango Ice Cream with Tamarind & Chillies

Once I found about the combination in this colorful ice cream there was no way I wasn’t going to try it. The tamarind candy was hard to chewy, probably because of being dipped in ice. While the mango ice was giving me a brain freeze, the sour tamarind with chillies kept making my eye twitch. I was…

Among the best vegetarian tacos

Mushrooms are alien food. Mushrooms is what a vegetarian alien would eat. Not kale; mushrooms. At Oaxaca Taqueria, they seem to understand that vegetarian is more than mushrooms. And their poblano peppers with pickled onions bring flavors to the tacos. 2 types of vegetarian tacos that are simple but enhanced with spice and tang. Beans…

Vegan chicken tenders

Never have I had chicken tenders but friends who have love them. I tried their vegan alternative and was left a little underwhelmed. Although my friend said they were close to the real thing, they weren’t the real thing. Restaurant: Peace food cafe Menu name: Pfc un-chicken basket

Delicious Vegan Pesto Meatballs

At the very popular Vegan restaurant by Chloe.   While I know not of how meatballs taste, Chloe’s Italian meatballs with marinara, sweet peppers, basil pesto, in a potato sub roll were delicious!

Vegetarian Tamale Pie

Served at Cuban restaurant – Habana in Costa Mesa, thistamale pie was flavorful and quite a meal! With the platains adding a sweet taste to the savory soft corn bread topped with jalapeño sauce and tomato salsa. As described on the menu: Baked-seasoned polenta topped with melted cheddar, fire-roasted tomato salsa and jalapeno cream sauce….

How-to: Quick Snack Salad Veggie Masala Roll

When I don’t travel for work, I like to make food for myself because I have to pay for food from my pocket. Every now and then, I make my own salads. Very standard veggies – lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives and green peppers, topped with cooked paneer or potatoes with a yogurt dressing.  Now I…

The Frozen Dahi-vada

A north Indian appetizer the traditional dahi vada is common and simple to most Indians. So I was blown away by the creativity of the frozen dahi vada. No, this isn’t the refrigerated dahi vada. It’s the dahi vada prepared as it would be, chruned in a mixer and the resulting semi-solid frozen, carefully placed…

Italian at US’s Best Italian Restaurant 

According to Yelp, Mama D’s in Newport Beach, CA is the best Italian restaurant in the US. I tried it. And the only thing that stood out was the smiling and helpful staff. Food was nothing better than the NYC Italian restaurants. The Bo’s Bruschetta I was really hungry and this felt really satisfying. Roma Pasta…

Photogenic Indian Food

I’ve had this article in my drafts for a while, somehow I never got to complete it as this night we my family met with an accident. Somehow with God’s graces we walked away safely. Anyhow, with the year-end coming around I am publishing this so I can do a roundup post about some of…