Saturday, September 30, 2006

East Lansing, MI - If you were at student at Michigan State University, you would have gone to Lou and Harrys. It's a Greek staple in every students diet. Well, before I moved out of East Lansing, I had to make sure I had one last Gyro from Lou and Harrys. Now, if you're planning on going up to East Lansing, MI and want a fast and delicious lunch. Check it out. Their Gyros just make you stop and enjoy it because it is so flavorful and delicious. They usually put the meat, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce on it. I get the onions grilled, mmmmm. Anyhow, enjoy.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

West Bloomfield, MI - You can't go wrong at a place called The falafel House. It's a place in West Bloomfield and I was very surprised to find this on the menu. This is Sujuk in a sandwich. Sujuk is a Lebanese sausage cooked with lots of different spices. It's delicious. You can also see some hummus in the background. That too was delicious. I think they need to put a little bit more olive oil on the hummus, but I'm cool with it. If you go to a middle eastern grocery store, you can usually find Sujuk there too. I recommend getting it. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Brimingham, MI - Now that I'm back in the Detroit area, the deli's are everywhere. This is from the Bagel Factory in Birmingham MI. It's a nice classic jewish breakfast, bagels lox and cream cheese. These are Nova lox, which are very very good, but the best lox in my opinion is Belly Lox. It is very flavorful, but salty. So, be prepared to drink a lot of water when eating it......and throughout the day. I'm not kidding. So, this lox sandwich is actually on a multigran bagel. I felt if I was going all out for breakfast, I should be healthy too. My favorite would be on an everything bagel, but I have to make sacrifices to get the lox and cream cheese. For those of you who do not know what lox are, it's smoked salmon. It sounds weird, fish in the morning, but it's perfect. Some sandwiches come with capers, tomatoes, and onions. I don't like to get all that because it blands out the taste of the lox. Start with out it, then get the rest of the stuff next time. Enjoy!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Kawklin, MI - I love beef jerky. There's no way getting around it. So, when ever I have an opportunity to try out some jerky, you better believe I do. There are lots of places throughout MI that has tremendous homemade jerky, especially as you travel up north. The key to getting excellent jerky is getting the freshly made kind. Do not even try the prepackaged, over-produced, stuff from Meijer or Kroger. So, this was hot and spicy jerky from Kawkalin MI. This was pretty good, but it was a tad-bit too greasy for me. As I find some more, I'll keep posting them. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

East Lansing, MI - I went back for middle eastern, this time, for Lamb kebob. This is from Sultans in East Lansing, MI. They have one of the best lamb kebob dinners in town. The meat was so filled with flavor, that you'll purposely not finish it so you can take it home and have some later. It's that good. The meal came with Arabic style rice, which I think is the best rice. Enjoy!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Bloomfield Hills, MI - Do you like pizza? Oh, this was so good! This was from Pizza Poppalus in Bloomfield Hills. This is the first pizza that was so cheesy, that it actually extended down from my mouth down my throut. It is very thick and cheesy! We also got fresh crushed garlic on the top! MMMM! Just to for-warn you, two pieces will be enough! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Grand Rapids, MI - This is another Thai dish, surprised? Of course, as you can tell, I love Thai food. Well this is called Tom Yom Goon from Grand Rapids MI. It's a beef broth soup with lots of tasty veggies and tofu. It has great mushrooms and some other greens. Try it if you get a chance. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Grand Rapids, MI - You may not be able to tell from this picture, but this was a great Thai dish. It's Mango Tofu from a Thai restaurant in Grand Rapids, MI. I wish I could remember the name of the place because if I can find it again, I'll have a few more dishes. This was a great dish. The mangos in the dish were so good. If you love mangos, definitely try it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

East Lansing, MI - This is a favorite Vietnamese dish of mine. It's Bun Veggie and Tofu from Asian House in East Lansing MI. The Bun is pronounced Bune. If you've ever had any types of Bun dishes, it has these great thin noodles on the bottom with fresh veggies and then you get this sweet sauce that you pour over it. It makes the whole dish delicious. Watch out vegetarians, the sauce I believe has some type of fish sauce in it. You can also get all kinds of Bun dishes with beef, pork, and egg rolls. Enjoy!

Monday, September 11, 2006

East Lansing, MI - So far, this is one of my favorite Thai food dishes. This is Nahm Man Hoi from Taste of Thai in East Lansing MI. Usually this is served with beef, but this time, I got it with tofu. For you vegetarians, watch out though, it has an oyster sauce. It's a brown sauce, not very sweet, but just a hint of it. At the end of this dish, you'll love it so much, you'll want to lick the plate. Eat up!

Friday, September 08, 2006

East Lansing, MI - At the same restaurant in East Lansing, Sultans, I had this salad. It's almost like Fattouch, but it doesn't have green peppers and such. The contents of this salad are pretty standard, but its the dressing that makes this salad blog-worthy. It's this vinegar, parsley, dried mint, olive oil, and spices dressing that makes it so delicious that you want to turn it into your whole meal. Then you realize that you still have a whole dinner coming. Eat up!
East Lansing, MI - Sorry for the bad picture yall, it's from my phone. This is baked kibbee with tabbouli and hummus. This is from a middle eastern restaurant in East Lansing called Sultans. The kibbee is the oval shaped objects which are meet and spices that are deep fried in this breading. It is so good to eat straight or dipping into tahini sauce or hummus. You can also order vegetarian kibbee which is made of mostly potatoes and spices. The tabbouli is to the left of the kibbee and it is fresh parsley, cracked wheat, tomatoes, olive oil, and lemon juice. It's a perfect compliment to kibbee. Lastly, the hummus which is hard to see in the back was perfect for dipping. Hummus is ground chickpeas with olive oil and tahini sauce. Also very excellent. I'll get some more pictures of hummus for everyone. Eat well!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

East Lansing, MI - Have you ever had Ethiopian food? If you've never had it, you're really missing out in trying something new. I love it, but there are people I know who do not enjoy it. What you see here is a very large platter that is served for several people all sitting around a traditional single small round table. It's community eating style, so everyone eats off the same plate. There are rolls of bread on the edge of the plate, you use this to scoop of the meal. It is a very spongy-like sour dough bread. It can be an acquired taste for some (substitute rice if you wish). You tear off a piece and scoop up any of the following: ground spicy peas (far left), yellow peas (top), spicy lentils (far right), spicy beef (center left), spicy lamb (center right), or salad in their home style vinegar pepper dressing. This plate is a meat and vegetarian combo combined. This is at a small restaurant in East Lansing, MI called Altu's. The owner is Altu and she will come out and talk to you all about the food and your experience.

Friday, September 01, 2006

East Lansing, MI - Do you like Middle Eastern food? This is beef kebob and rice from Sultans in East Lansing, MI. I was really surprised how good the meat was. I have no idea what kind of spices they put on it, but it was perfect. I specifically saved a few pieces, even though I was not full, for the next day so I could have that flavor again. I would love to have the recipe for the rice too because it was so good. Well, definitely don't miss the kebob if you get a chance at a Middle Eastern restaurant.