while lita's on vacation, we've been fattening up with restaurant-cooked meals.
i'm glad though that the mall nearby has 3 top-of-my-list dishes...
for diet food, or a hits-the-spot merienda, i love the sesame chicken shake salad of Pepper Lunch. for me, it's the best fastfood salad in town (and there aren't a lot)!
it has udon noodles and corn to satisfy that carb craving without overdoing it -- and yummy bonito flakes on top. you're supposed to shake it well before eating...
sometimes, i have 2-3 orders (diff varieties -- there's seaweed and spicy tuna) for a not-too-heavy lunch.
for something heavier, i have the tempura roll maki of Kuretake. best tempura roll maki in town (and i've had many)! i love tempura makis especially when i'm craving for something fried. since the serving is usually just 6-8 rolls, it's just like eating 2 pieces of tempura with a little bit of rice. perfect!
i heart kuretake's because the tempura's big and fat the way it should be, and each piece is rolled in tempura batter bits. i usually take it with a side order of horenso ohitashi (boiled spinach).
when i feel like pigging out though, i have the tartufo pasta of Cantinetta. best tartufo pasta in town, and in my opinion, best pasta dish in town!!!
it's the real thing! fettuccine, heavy creamy truffle sauce with prosciutto on top. thanks to heart2heart for the photo.