Tuesday, July 24, 2012
...I've moved! Simply Scrumdiddlyumptious is on hiatus as I set up and update my new Wordpress blog. To take a look at improved and hopefully more thoughtful posts, nip on over to Wallflour Girl. Leave a comment over there if you like what you see!
Friday, July 6, 2012
Gluten, mushrooms, and bamboo in brown sauce (from Happy Family Vegetarian Restaurant)
Oh delicious, heavenly leftovers.
Okay, so this was probably the worst dish that we ordered at that restaurant, but anything tastes good when your parents finally leave and you realize that you're facing a fridge and--heaven forbid--cooking for one again. Plus, did you know that Happy Family has an all-you-can-eat buffet option? It's about $13 per person, and you get 2-3 medium-sized plates per person, and when you finish you can order more. Of course, nobody in their right mind and stomach size would take up this option, since you have to eat a crap ton to get your money's worth (and no leftovers! We had more than half our meal left over). But it's there for all you daring folk!
Look at me, here I am sounding like a walking talking advertisement for Happy Family. To divert my reader's attention, I will show a real (and a personal favorite) ad:
Yep. Ingenious advertisers, please continue to amuse me and let me mindlessly consume your products through your wit.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle, Banana Split Waffle, and Fiesta Chicken & Waffle (from Bru's Wiffles)
Amazing, amazing, amazing. Everything that should not be in a waffle is in it, and it tastes GOOD. Did I say good? I meant DELICIOUS. Just like a true wiffle!
I'm trying to figure out where this association came from, but does anyone remember this show?
It was on Nick (or was it Disney?) for a while when I was growing up, and for some reason, whenever I think of PB&J, I think about this show. It probably has something to do with the fact that PB&J = lunch break = recess = something profoundly and psychologically compelling...but I haven't thought that far ahead about it yet.
On second thought, it's probably nothing but a sign of my impending senility. Yeah, that's probably it.
Sesame "Chicken" Mushrooms from Happy Family Vegetarian Restaurant
Magic shrooms have never tasted this good. Just ask Alice! How do those shrooms taste, Alice?
Yes, delicious, isn't it? And very magical...
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your personal preferences), these were not magic shrooms of any sort, but they did, in fact, taste very magical. Holy cripes, they were amazing. So much better than your run-of-the-mill (and guilt-full) sesame chicken. A must-try if you are ever in Monterey Park and happen to run by Happy Family!
Hong Shao Pork (from Shanghai No.1)
It's jello! It's canned cranberry sauce! No--it's just really bizarre pork!
Even if I didn't really eat any, I have to write about this--it's fatty and lean pork slices from a restaurant called Shanghai No. 1 in Monterey Park. The moment I saw the pot, though, all I could think was:
Pot = clay soldier, no? Sort of?
Anyway, I did try a bite of the pork, and it was pretty gross. Apparently that's how it tastes when it's really well made though. Really, really meaty and fatty and really, really gross.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Vegetarian Banh Mi (from Lee's Sandwiches)
We used to buy one of these every day after I got off raking up animal poop from my summer volunteer shift at Happy Hollow Zoo. Apparently, they've renovated the place in the past 5 years, but I haven't been back since high school. The revamped zoo apparently includes all sorts of new attractions and goodies--so if anyone is down for a visit next time I come back, it sounds like a date :)
Zha Liang (fried dough in rice roll from Elite Restaurant)
If you look very, very closely, you will see what I see...
Maybe? Plausibly? I remember how we used to play Shy Guy Says on Mario Party 2 and we'd all literally be shaking by the end of it. I'm pretty sure we also needed eyedrops after fixing our eyes on the screen for so long without blinking. Intense game with intense stakes, that Mario Party...