So, as others can attest to, I have a very old shitty falling apart camera. It's a Kodak from the year we got married... so the picture quality is good, but it takes about 1.5 seconds for the picture to snap after you push the button. So anyhoo, it's big and bulky and I don't carry it around everywhere. So sometimes I have to rely on my crappy cellphone camera. And it costs money to email the pictures to myself. Anyway, I always forget to download these pictures. So intermittently some of the next few blogs will be from the cellphone archives. I emphasize how my cellphone takes very low quality photos.
Here's food from Taste of Polynesia. 6937 Federal Blvd in Lemon Grove.
We go to the Walmart and Target nearby, so this is right off the 94. I've seen it for a while, so one day we finally went in. Yeah, we do shop at Walmart and Target. No, I'm not embarassed. A lot of people go to those stores! If I were rich enough to buy all hemp clothing and hippie soap, I'd probably still go to Walmart and Target.
Anyhoo, let's get back to the food blog!
Turkey tail and corned beef and cabbage. Yeah, really, at a Polynesian place. It was good though! The portions didn't look too big in the section container, but they were big enough in the stomach.
So...lamb ribs and that stuff...kelaguen? Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Not very familiar with this food...yeah, I know this is a food blog, but it's not like a factual type of food blog, it's my view of stuff and stuff....man.
So what else can I dig up?
Oh... here's some terrible pictures that I shouldn't even post. But since it costs like .50 to email them, I might as well post them anyway to exhibit how shitty my cellphone camera can be without lighting.
So this is gross Thai food from Hillcrest. I won't even bother to tell you from what restaurant. These horrible places are open late on University Avenue, and people go to them because they are open. If someone would give me money, I would open a place with palatable food, open late. But these Thai places... I can't believe that is what thai food tastes like in any region of Thailand...I don't know who's in the kitchen, but surely these are not homeland recipes? But it's not even what I would think of americanized Thai - just... grossized.
Let's end on a nicer note, shall we? Here is a cold salad from...House of Orchid. I don't know the name. Again...uninformed blogger here! But the lady explained to me that it was usually a banchan dish that they turned into a bigger dish because people liked it. She kept saying pine cone...but there were no pine nuts or anything resembling that...once again, cultural communication breakdown. But anyway, I liked the salad. Service was very slow...but I gotta say, the sushi guy was very particular and the chirashi looked beautiful.
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