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Monday, October 25, 2010

jasmine

So, one weekday morning we decided to go to Jasmine for dim sum. We hadn't been there in ages. For some reason, we end up going there on weekends during primetime when hungover which makes for a less than pleasant experience. But this time, we were in as soon as they unlocked the door. I'm not sure about being hungover or not...


So, the first thing we noticed was the new bright red seat covers. Well, I don't know if they were new since we hadn't been there in a while. I thought that maybe there had been a special occasion over the weekend or something, but it turns out that they have the fancy seatcovers all the time now. Must be a lot of laundry - even though you know they don't change them if they don't look dirty.

Anyhoo, it changed the whole vibe of the place. It was just weird. Also, it was weird because for a few minutes we were the only customers in the place. It had this oppressive feel like in the Shining.

Anyway, we didn't gorge ourselves like usual.


We got the steamed pork knuckle, pork shu mai and chicken feet.


And of course the rice in lotus leaf. And that was all. A "light" breakfast.



And on another note - the Food Pimp is going to Nola this weekend. Saints and Steelers in the Dome on Halloween night. I will be cinderella for Halloween - slaving away in the kitchen at work! Here's a bowl of red beans and rice he made a while ago.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Harar Revisit

So, we hadn't been to Harar in years, and we were driving around deciding what to eat per usual. I had thought Harar, and then the Food Pimp said Harar. So that's where we went. It's on El Cajon Blvd ... somewhere by Texas.

This place is known for taking a little time to get the food out - which sucks because we are always starving when we go there. I always wondering what's going on in the kitchen. I assume the injera bread is already made and all the food is like stewed so it should be cooked. But we go when no one is there, so I assume they have everything all put away in the coolers, and we get the meat combo and the veg combo - so they have to take each individual item out and reheat it individually. That could be a pain in the ass! But the food there is really good!


So here is the meat sambusa. Aw, the universal savory filled pastry. The sambusa is wrapped in a fillo or phyllo type pastry. We ordered 1, and of course they forgot and gave us two! I can't remember if we were charged for it, I'm sure we were, but they knew we would eat it! That's the spicy pepper sauce on the side.



Our lovely meat and vegetable combos. I hate to say I don't know the names of the dishes...but, there was cabbage, yellow split peas, eggplant, carrots, spinach, cheese, salad, lamb, beef and chicken. I'm not gonna get too descriptive, for fear of getting the names wrong. This is the computerized blog version of the mumble...mrrrhmwarsmarrrrrhmmerfterrarar....

Anyhoo, it was all delish, and we pretty much killed it all. But boy does all that injera and stew dish make you full fast!

They renovated the patio a little. It was pretty dingy and rundown before. They redid the wood fencing, and they put tablecloths on the tables - which seems weird for a patio. But, it looks cleaner and a more pleasant environment. The bathroom is pretty much the same. I hate how it's right there, I think there's not a door to the room with the sink. I have this fear of having to bust out a stinky loud numero dos and having people hear. There were two women who sat at the table closest to the bathroom right after us. So, I actually didn't have to #2, but I did pass flatus(as my mom used to say) in el banjo. And of course, one of the women walked right into the bathroom right after me. You know how you want to say, "I would wait a few minutes if I were you." I wanted to say that - but I don't have the balls to be one of those people. If I drank more I could probably do it!

Harah Ethiopian Restaurant
2432 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone (619) 295-3735

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Why the Food Pimp is Such a Super Awesome Pimp

Oh, I know, we all would love to hear more about the Food Pimp. You want some stats?

height:5'10

weight: undisclosed

hair color: brown

eye color: hazel

favorite football team: Steelers - I guess he forgives the rapist..

favorite football player: Not sure if it's still Brett Favre after this latest media fiasco that's developing

favorite band: Well, when we met it was the Cure

favorite drink: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

favorite food: (I'll give you a list of what I know in no particular order)
buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce, Sezchuan cold dish, Bamboo Shoot Salad from Sab E Lee, spaghetti and meatballs, Popeye's fried chicken, prime rib

likes: animals, nice people, watching live music, hair products, shoe shopping, sports and sports shows, The Cleveland Show, enjoying life

dislikes: animal abuse, mean people, dumb people, lip sync acts, bad hair, unfashionable style, serious sitcom episodes or movies, hate, bad tasting food


Anyway, this is why he's such a super awesome pimp...
One morning, when he was waking up way too early, and I was still in restful slumber, I said, I'll have pancakes. So, I dozed back off, as he clattered around the apartment as he does. So about 45 minutes later, he came into the bedroom with this:


Pancakes and breakfast sausage. I'm not going to mention how it ended up being gross sausage links, because it's the thought that counts, and I would be a dick to say, well the sausage was gross. Anyway, yes, for realsies, he made me breakfast in bed. Of course I went out and ate it at the table. And no ladies, you can't have him. You probably couldn't handle his wild mood swings, his habits like losing the toothpaste cap the first time he uses a new tube, and the horrendous smell that hangs in the bathroom from his number twos... I mean, not that mine are pretty, but you've seen some of the food we eat!