Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - SoCo Fun

Trying out something new.. Wordless Wednesday. Got the idea from Miss Linda Nguyen =)

Ohkays no words starting... NOW! (captions on photos don't count I hope.. HEHE)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Food Photo(s) Friday - Tasty Thai

I am a HUGE lover of Thai food and one of my favorite dishes is pad Thai. My usual place is Madam Mam's, but a couple of weeks ago my hubs and I discovered Chang Thai (right in the Wal-Mart shopping center off of Parmer + IH-35). I noticed this restaurant changed their name a couple of times, so I wasn't sure if it was good or not. I checked out some Yelp reviews and thought I would give it a shot... Plus it's right by my house. I'm so glad that I gave this place a chance. 

13000 N IH-35
Ste 200

AustinTX 78753

My Pad Thai w/ Beef
Honey's Pad Thai Combo (Beef, Chicken, + Shrimp)
Here's the thing I love about Chang Thai: 
They have different options for the pad Thai. Honey got his with flat noodles (the ones that usually come with pad see ew) and an egg omelette on top. 
The flat noodles made the pad Thai much juicier and flavorful.
I would definitely recommend the flat noodles over the regular rice noodles.
Tom Yum Soup
Spicy & flavorful.. So delicious!

This place is definitely gonna be one of my go-to places for Thai food. Love it!

Happy eatings! =)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Homemade Cookies

Thank you, Megan Dang <3 I love you for making me FAT! 

Mego made delicious white chocolate, cranberry, oatmeal cookies from SCRATCH. She made it look so easy. Now I have high hopes that I won't burn the house down when I try to make my arch-enemy; COOKIES.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Food Photo(s) Friday - Ladies Night

I had the pleasure of dining with Michelle C. (Foodiethenew40), Amy D. (SushiGirl_ATX) & Michelle's lovely pup, Mindy-Loo, on Tuesday night. We had been planning this dinner for quite some time and I was super excited when the day finally came. Rachelle (Blinded Bite) & Linda (Girl Eats World) were supposed to join us, but I was sad to hear Rachelle had a class and Linda was feeling like "death". Rachelle, hope your class was awesome & Linda, I'm so glad you're feeling better. I'm telling ya, you just need some sleep woman! Y'all were truly missed! 

We decided on having dinner at G'Raj Mahal. I learned about this place from Linda's blog post and then I happened to see them featured on one of the shows of The Cooking Channel. It looked amazing and I was shocked I had never heard about it til now. Thankfully, my lovely friends were willing to take my G'Raj Mahal virginity. I had the best time with Michelle and Amy... Then again I always have a good time with my foodie friends. 

Here are some perks about G'Raj Mahal (exerted from Amy's Yelp review):
2. Conveniently located to the Rainey street bars
3. Waiter service
4. Plentiful shaded area

I couldn't agree more! BYOB? CHYEAAAAAH! Amy brought us some delightful bottles of Sake2Me.. After she introduced me to it, I fell in love! I can always count on my ladies to broaden my horizons and introduce me to new things.

Garlic naan... To die for!
You can even see Mindy in the top left corner peeking at the naan ;]

Curried lamb samosas
I'm not big on lamb, but it was delicious!
I'm thankful Mindy-Loo allowed me to photograph her.
Michelle says she's not a big fan of the camera.
You couldn't tell from this photo ;]
Classic curry with chicken
Lamb rack
(More like lamb lollipops!)
I should've copied Michelle & Amy and gotten the lamb too!
I wasn't a huge fan of lamb due to past experiences, but G'Raj Mahal has changed my mind <3

Thank you Michelle & Amy for making my first experience at G'Raj Mahal memorable and tasty. I can't wait to go back!

Happy eatings! =)