May 18, 2013
Growing up, I had never heard of fry bread before. I had heard of funnel cakes before at fairs, but fry bread is something totally different. Fry bread is a part of many Native American cuisines here in the Southwest. Considering the high concentration of Native American peoples here in Central Phoenix, it makes sense that there would be a couple of restaurants that specialize in this particular food. I mean, it wouldn’t make sense to only be able to buy these at the State Fair, right?
The Fry Bread House is pretty famous here in Central Phoenix. I’ve heard about it for some time now, but we finally got a chance to try the place out after a student home visit the other day. It was so delicious I can’t wait to go back! I tried the Red Chili Stew with a plain fry bread. The stew was so spicy, but so yum!
Green Chili Taco
Red Chili Stew and Plain Fry Bread
May 14, 2013
Originally from Taiwan, baobing is a shaved ice dessert topped with sweet condensed milk, fresh fruit, and a variety of other “Asian” toppings like red bean or tapioca balls. Of course I love baobing in Taiwan so I was elated to hear that a brand new dessert place was opening up in Central Phoenix that featured none other than this delicious frozen dessert.
Snoh Ice Shavery had its grand opening on May 4, but a group of friends and I actually went the night before and got a taste of this delicious dessert even before the official opening. It turns out that we weren’t the only Asians who had heard about Snoh. In fact, we were thinking all the Asians in Phoenix must have climbed out their respective holes and supported this place! In the end, I still have to admit that the original stuff in Taiwan is way better, but considering we’re stuck here in the desert, it’s pretty decent! The mango ice itself was pretty authentic-tasting. Yum, yum, yum!
Mango baobing with fresh mango and strawberries
May 13, 2013
A couple of years ago, we met a girl from North Carolina who moved to Phoenix for work. She used to say that one of the things she missed the most was Bojangles. She just loved Bojangles so much that it was always the first thing she ate when she got off the plane. On our way to and from the Bahamas, we had layovers in Charlotte, N.C. At the airport, we spotted the infamous Bojangles and decided to give the place a try. I admit, I went in with high expectations since I had never tried it before, but had only heard amazing stories about it. Well, it turns out I had gone in with expectations that were perhaps a little too high, because I flat out did not like Bojangles that much. While the food wasn’t by any means bad, it was just chicken — nothing to write home about! What a disappointment! I can only hope the Bojangles outside of the airport is better!
Fried chicken and biscuit
May 1, 2013
Second installment of our eatery re-reviews,
Reflecting on our visit to these venues.
Satisfying treats worth remembering again?
Or, establishments deserving refrain!
Meals at Japanese restaurants always leave me still hungry,
Hana Japanese Eatery’s sushi-on-a-boat should cure that quandary?
If the boat is not a theme you want to dwelt,
At Teharu Sushi, the sushi plates come to you on a conveyor belt.
We didn’t get conch fritters at Conch Fritters
On reflection, do we really want those critters
What is a conch, anyway, we want to know?
Marine snail, best I can tell, not exactly escargot.
It’s been fun reminiscing,
We hope enjoyable and entertaining.
Until we rehash the next batch,
Bon appétit at the places of eating.
April 30, 2013
We ate at Bahama Grill after a long day taking the Jitney #10 to a northwestern part of New Providence Island that was a little too far to really be considered walking distance. We were tired and really hungry when we saw Bahama Grill sitting there in its bright red, yellow, and blue paint on the side of road. We decided to stop and eat dinner there. It turns out this was one of the best choices we made in terms of food while in the Bahamas. This place was quite delicious and even though quite early for dinner, filled with locals getting take away (take out).
Since we were seriously sick of fried seafood by this point in our trip, we decided to only consider items on the menu that didn’t involve the frying process. We were in luck because it just so happens this place serves grilled conch and delicious BBQ ribs, both of which we ordered. While still bland as conch can be, the grilled conch was actually much more delicious than we had expected; and the BBQ ribs were so tender and covered in a delicious BBQ sauce. Finally, some delicious Bahamian food!