Double Cooked Pork Belly
Pork Belly, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Black Bean,
Spicy, Crispy Chicken
Crispy Dry Fried Chicken, Red Bell Peppper,
We’ll be back for more.
We’ve been dying for an excuse to run into this market (opened in early Feb.). Finally, we needed a new batch of jasmine tea. This location was quick and easy. And, we were beyond thrilled with the assortment. The market might be a touch on the small side. But, the glass jars of tea are beautiful. We left with nearly one of each glass jar. We simply had to buy one of each. The beautiful buds were too hard to resist.
Jasmine Buds & Osmanthus
A Gorgeous Jar of Pearl Green Tea
Rose Buds & Another Brand Of Osmanthus
We’ll be back for more tea. We’re sure of it.
Spicy Stew, Noodles, Or Both?
We’ll probably try both.
We’re keeping this one brief. Our visit to Saigon Tofu (5000 Buford Highway) was “eh” to unfortunate in just about every way.
Of the three types that we sampled, we’d have to say that each of these fell into the “ok” category. Not bad, not great…. just ok.
Both the deep fried dumplings and patê chaud were predominately dough. The deep fried dumplings were beautifully dark golden brown on the outside. Under that golden exterior, they were far too greasy to be edible. And, the pate chaud (or, bánh patê sô) appeared to be composed of quite big and fluffy layers. But, inside, each had about 1 Tablespoon of filling or less. That’s just way too much dough to filling. We ate the one bite of filling and tossed the hard, greasy dough.
Another unfortunate incident involved the Vietnamese coffee that we were served. We were given the very last serving of a pre-made gallon jug of coffee. By the time we made it to our car and took a sip, we ended up with a big mouth full of condensed milk. The bottom half of our to-go cup had settled into something that very closely resembled pure condensed milk. So, yeah, that didn’t work out for us either. It was much too sweet.
We’ll give them another try… some day.
These tuna slices hide a mountain of baby greens, grated carrots, and cherry tomato halves tossed in some form Asian spiced vinaigrette. Tuna Nicoise? No. This isn’t Tuna Nicoise… not in any world. But, the tuna was fresh. The center pieces of tuna were cooked quite nicely. But, two slices from each side of the tuna steak were over cooked to the point of being hard to chew.
Phad See U
Now, this dish was good enough to warrant a second chance visit.
An Adorably Small Pot of Tea
For two, this will give you each a full cup of tea plus one refill.
312 Urban Wheat Ale
Citrus-y with a touch of honey crisp apple, it’s easy and effortless to drink.
Gamberetti alla Pesto
The proportions of it all were executed beautifully.
It was all… just right.
Nerd Alert Pseudo Pilsner
Light, bright lemon made even lighter, brighter and fizzier in a super frosty glass. The tartness transitions to a slightly more complex hoppy lemon with a dash of pleasantly balanced, subtle bitterness. Crisp and lovely, it’s perfect for summer.
It’s a beauty of a pie.
It was good to the last bite.
Trader Joe’s Popcorn In A Pickle
Super puffy and dilly popcorn…
But, it was a bit too salty for both of us.
Southern Smoq BBQ
Ribs & Pulled Pork
Smoked 1/2 Chicken
Gorgeously smoky, lacquered exterior, perfectly tender inside…
This tastes even better than it looks.
This was more smoky, tender goodness.
Sweet Potato Fries And Mac & Cheese
Collard Greens & Potato Salad
Multiple Sauces? Check.
There are four sauces on the table.
The Spicy Sauce
The chicken and ribs were worth the long drive… and then some. The very next time that we have a little time to kill, we’ll be back.
Southern Smoq BBQ
Here, old favorites live on under a new name (mid 2015).
Thin slices of gorgeously cooked prime rib make this a nostalgic, crave-worthy dish for us. We’ll never tire of it.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
It would be an understatement to say the portion sizes are generous.
Even with the new name (re-named circa mid-2015), it feels like old times.
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