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  • blissful

    I went to Meso Maya on McKinney for the first time yesterday for lunch and love love the place. Probably wouldn’t order the chicharrones again, but the two entrees we had were great: the chuleta de puerco, a pork chop, and their scottish salmon. The sides on both were really different and all delicious. I’ve been kind of bored with food lately and this was the first time in a long time that I felt like licking my plate.

  • twinwillow

    Last Saturday evening, a friend and I wanted to eat at Jeng Chi in the Chinatown Center in Richardson. But upon arrival we noticed the place was totally mobbed! So we quickly put a plan “B” into effect and walked a few steps away to a mostly empty Sapporo.
    We both ordered “butter pork” with buckwheat soba noodle soup. Delicious!
    The slices of pork melt in your mouth, the medium cooked egg was delicious and the soba noodles were cooked perfectly. And, the depth of flavor of the soup was amazing. Can’t wait to return.

  • The Guy

    Last Saturday evening, the wife and I wanted to eat at Jeng Chi in the Chinatown Center in Richardson. But upon arrival we notice the place was totally mobbed. So we quickly put a plan “B” in effect and walked a few steps away, past a mostly empty Sapporo, and entered Royal Sichuan. Ordered the Eggplant with Shrimp (OMG,OMG,OMG), the highly touted Twice Cooked Pork (great, but beware the extremely spicy red and green peppers) and the Smoked Tea Duck (delicous, salty crunch skin…but as always with duck, lots of bone and you have to work for the meat. Service was terrific, prices absurdly low.

    Also, after 33 years of meaning to get there for breakfast, tried the Dream Cafe in the Quadrangle. Popovers good but not life-changing (yummy strawberry butter helps), excellent thick crispy bacon, very thick pork sausage and outstanding granola french toast. NOTE TO SERVER: when I said “well, its only taken 33 years” I meant it as a conversation starter as to how long I’d been meaning to come there. I believe he thought I was dissing his slow service, and sulked away. Sorry, bud…you were great, as was the breakfast.

  • twinwillow

    Last Saturday evening, a friend and I wanted to eat at Jeng Chi but upon arrival, we noticed the place was totally mobbed. So we put plan B into effect and walked passed a mostly empty Sapporo to Royal Sichuan. After noticing The Guy and his wife eating there, we beat a quick retreat and walked back to a mostly empty Sapporo and enjoyed a great meal!

  • Craving the Willow Guy

    Last Saturday evening, a friend and I wanted to eat at Jeng Chi but upon arrival, we noticed the place was totally mobbed. So we put plan B into effect and walked passed a mostly empty Sapporo to Royal Sichuan. After noticing The Guy eating his wife there, we beat a quick retreat and walked back to a mostly empty Caravelle and enjoyed a great meal!

  • Bwana Devil

    Guy was “eating his wife there”? Oh, my!

  • The Guy

    Yeah, it’s sort of an off-the-menu special.

  • twinwillow

    With “special sauce” I resume?

  • twinwillow

    My bad. I meant, “I (p)resume”

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