Friday, January 25, 2008

West Bloomfield, MI - As I'm driving down Orchard Lake road, I see a sign for Bangladeshi food at Aladins. You know I won't pass that opportunity up. So, what you see is a variety of food from their lunch buffet. I found that their food is very similar to Indian food, however, no where near as spicy. I spoke to the owner and he said the biggest difference is the spicy level.
The first picture is of Shag Poneer (spinach-like dish), Cabbage and Onion Bhajji, and potatoes with a mint chutney. The second picture is of Dal soup, Lamb Curry, and Chana Shag. Lastly, the last picture is of Mango Chutney (almost looked like scrambled eggs, but great tasting), a syrup-like desert balls (very sweet), and a grainy-like ball desert. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Troy, MI - I wish I knew of a local and authentic Japanese restaurant, but until then I went to Benihana, a nice chain. Even though a chain, they still have good food. First on the menu was a Dragon Roll, a crab and cucumber roll with eel on top. This was very delicious. The flavor of the eel was outstanding. Next, the entree was Seafood Diablo, shrimp, crawfish, crab, assorted vegetables, udon noodles, and in a special homemade spicy sauce. I thought overall, the dish was very good. I'm not sure if I would get it again. However, the udon noodles proved to be very complimentary in the dish. I didn't think it was as spicy as I thought it was going to be, not enough kick. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Troy, MI - These will make your taste buds dance! Both dishes are from Priya Indian Restaurant, the first one being Samosa and the second picture is of Ginger Chicken. The Samosa is vegetable samosa made with seasoned mashed potatoes and peas, then wrapped in a thin pastry dough. It usually comes with a dipping sauce that really helps to accentuate the flavor of the somosa. It's excellent and I usually get somosa every time I get Indian food. The entree is Ginger Chicken, boneless chicken sautéed in a zesty ginger garlic sauce. When you combined ginger and garlic, you get heaven. It did have a little kick, the dishes flavor is explosive. Not spicy, but filled with flavor that makes your taste buds want more. The chicken was cooked very well and was still extremely moist. Enjoy!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Troy, MI - Mouth watering yet? This is Seafood of the Angels from Kruse & Muer on Wilshire. The dish is as good as it looks. It was rough, but I forced myself to eat the whole thing. It is Maine Lobster, Gulf Shrimp, Crabmeat, Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Mushrooms & Angel Hair Pasta in a Champagne Cream. How could you go wrong with all of it together in this delicious medley. Enjoy!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Troy, MI - How beautiful! This is Fire Roasted Tomato Bisque from Kruse & Muer on Wilshire. They have excellent food and delicious soups, such as this. It is served with Buttery Puff Pastry Island that really helps in adding to the soup. I'm not sure what the swirl is made of, which I tried to reduplicate at home, but it failed miserably. Therefore, I'll just go come here for it instead. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Troy, MI - Vegetarians out there, here is a dish to salivate over. It is Roasted Vegetable Primavera in Tomato Herb Cream Sauce from Kruse & Muer. This is actually one of their creations to my liking, but it is suppose to be in a white wine sauce, but I thought I would try this in the Tomato Herb Cream Sauce that usually is on the Tortellini & Grilled Chicken ala Creme. I thought the cream sauce was very good, lite and not too heavy, and flavorful with the spices. The ingredients are Zucchini, Squash, Portobello Mushrooms, Purple Onion, Pine Nuts, Asparagus, with Boursin Cheese & Angel Hair Pasta. It's an excellent combination of vegetables that are cooked very well. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Troy, MI - Calling all chocolate lovers! This is a Flourless Chocolate Cake from Whole Foods market and it was worth making the blog. It was a very rich chocolate and very dense. I suppose the flourless part is what made it so dense, but it wasn't overwhelming. The mix between the cake and the chocolate coating around the cake made a perfect combination. The only problem now is that we had to eat the whole thing. I hate those kinds of problems. Enjoy!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Southfield, MI - I love Indian food. I can eat anything with curry, just load it on. Tandoori Chicken with a Mint Chutney side from Chettinad. This was at a "Tastefest", so they only offered this, but this was so good. The chicken was prepared very well, still moist and not dried out, even with it being prepared for a festival. The tandoori sauce is baked into the chicken which helps to keep the flavor consistent throughout the whole piece of the meat. The mint chutney is a perfect dipping sauce that helps to compliment the tandoori flavor. With fresh mint, it helps to clear the palette and allows you to experience the full flavor of tandoori. Enjoy!