Thursday, April 24, 2008

Apr 24: Teriyaki Take-Out

When I lived in New Orleans, poor boy sandwich shops were a common sight in neighborhoods. In the Puget Sound, the common corner restaurants are teriyaki places. There's probably just as many teriyaki joints as Starbucks. That's a lot! lol!

Some are Japanese-owned, Chinese-owned, Filipino-owned and Vietnamese-owned. However, a majority are Korean-owned family businesses.

Today, I was feeling tired and lazy. Also, I haven't had a chance to shop for groceries or as they say in New Orleans, "make groceries".

The special of the day - Chicken Teriyaki and Gyoza.
A container of teriyaki sauce (sweet and thick) and gyoza dipping sauce (not as sweet and thinner).

Comes with a simple lettuce salad. The dressing is a simple slightly sweet poppy seed dressing. At least, I hope those little black dots in the dressing are poppy seeds. :-)

I also supersized the meal by ordering a side of stir-fried vegetables. Mainly shredded cabbage with a (one) brocolli spear, sliced zucchini and shredded carrots making a token appearance.

Overall, you can't go wrong with grilled meat and dumplings. The stir-fried veggies were a bit on the oily side and had a weird flavor. However, the meal hit the spot and I'll have enough for lunch and the start for dinner the next day.

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