Duck Pineapple Curry

I had a serious craving for Thai food, so I walked to a Thai restaurant I’ve noticed while jogging past. There were some glowing restaurant reviews taped to the window so I got excited.

It was very good. Aromatic, spicy and rich with the fat of duck meat and coconut milk, each mouthful was a treat. I could taste galangal, lemon grass and Thai basil in the delicious sauce. Most of the fat had been tendered off the duck meat.

My only minor complaints are that dried chilies were used in the curry and they did not have sticky rice at the time I went.

Not pictured was a Thai iced tea.

Luv2Eat Thai

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Fried Chicken and Jalapeño Waffles

Not far from Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles is The Waffle, a brunch restaurant.

The Waffle

The country gravy was a decadent treat. Served on the plate were collard greens cooked with bacon.

It was a decent breakfast. I had gone here on a date. While chemistry didn’t happen, at least I got to try an interesting cafe.

Chicken and Waffles

The first place I had tried fried chicken and waffles together was a Western restaurant in Singapore called The Beast.

This time I went to the legendary Roscoe’s Waffles on Sunset and Gower Street in Hollywood.

I don’t remember the name of this combination, but it was tasty. Bereft of nutrition, it was a feast of salt and fat.

The chicken was moist within and crispy on the outside. The waffle was very good, too.

Of course I will return.

Shackburger

In case there is any doubt, Shakeshack is the best burger chain by far.

Look at that perfect cheeseburger! The delicious beef is perfectly seared, the bun soft and chewy, the cheese melted, the lettuce fresh and green and the tomato slices red and ripe.

The proprietary ShackSauce completes this beautiful sandwich.

The fries are prefect, too.

Lobster Eggs Benedict

A few years ago I would eat Eggs Benedict any chance I got. A few restaurants in Singapore served a good Eggs Benedict. Since I’ve returned to California I hadn’t had this dish until I went to Swami’s in Carlsbad to have breakfast with two of my brothers before attending a sister’s daughter’s christening.

For $12.95 I didn’t expect tail meat. There were a few tablespoons of leg meat atop the poached eggs.

Not bad, although the plate could have used some greenery.

Swami’s

Fried Chicken Sandwich

On the menu at The Whaler, a sandwich shop in Santa Monica, this is listed as Amber’s Fried Chicken Sandwich.

I haven’t been very diligent in blogging, I must admit.

I last went to Santa Monica in late November or early January.

There was orange cheese and pickle slices in the sandwich. It was delicious. The chicken was spicy and crispy and the meAt itself was moist.

I should visit Santa Monica more often.