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Sunday, September 16, 2007

simply tasty- a fujimamas side bar

This dish from the restaurant I run is one of my simple favorites. Not flashy like some of the dishes, nothing special at all really- but just plain good. Fresh stir fried noodles, seasoned beef, onions, tomatoes and cilantro. This is good any time of the day. A real pick me up. Comfort food.

We do fancy, but we also do simple and to be frank I am proud of both equally. Good food does not necessarily mean fancy food. Start with fresh, delicious basic ingredients and even the most simple dish can be totally satisfying.

think about some of your favorite foods. I bet many of your top 100 list would be simple things. Dishes you remember from your childhood, or easy things you can make for yourself at home on a rainy night. Simple things, well done, are (more often than not) the best.

My top ten (as of this week anyway) not nec. in this order...

1. My grandmother's homemade macaroni and cheese
2. penne pasta with marinara sauce
3. a phildelphia cheese steak
4. fujimamas fried rice
5. chris'egg sandwich
6. bacon (with any kind of eggs)
7. the Dutch kitchen's 2 egg plate (in the reading terminal market)
8. chocolate chip cookies (homemade)
9. a good NY style cheesecake
10. toasted ham and cheese sandwiches.

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