Friday, August 18, 2006

more home working

breakfastI've been the worst blogger every lately. Can't really clasify myself as one. Classification blows anyways.

I ate about 2/3 of:
- 1 cup organic white flour
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
- 1 egg (1 yolk, then 1 folded egg white)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (ya, its organic too)
- 2 tsp of baking powder (don't know what this does)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- lots of grade a maple syrup
- some organic margerine
- banana

Banana waffles rule.

Checked out a new thai place last weekend, Sacred Garden. Its vegitarian, its on bank, ottawa south but before riverside. It was very tasty, as most ottawa thai is. The soup - the tom yum - not up to massive par, but tasty. The most striking part is everything had a frickin meat substitute "protein" in it!!! I think its ridiculous!!! Apparently there's an art or something in coming up with things that look and taste like shrimp/beef/lamb/whatever that is made from plant, i'm not a buyer of it. Plus it all has wheat in it, and some people i know can't eat that cause they're celiac. So just substitute everything for tofu!!! Ok!!!! Which is good, but why not, i dunno, massively creative veggie/fruit dishes? Try some squash, eggplant, mangos, appples, hell roasted thai chillies!!! The food was good, the service was amazying, but holy crap, your special really isn't "lamb protein" is it!!! Geez. Please correct me if you think i'm being unfair.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried this place yet, but I'm interested, especially given your review.

    I understand the value of mock-meat for veg people, in part because we/they are often going out to dinner with meat eaters, and when the meal is communal, how do you tell the whole table it's going to be tofu or bust?

    If I was going for thai by myself, I'd definitely be more into tofu with my green curry than into "mock prawns", but it's sometimes different with a crowd.

    It's disappointing if *everything* has a substitute in it - I think that's the wrong tactic. But having a number of good mock-meat dishes isn't such a bad thing. They can actually be quite good (especially if you're not in china, where the main ingredient at a mock-meat restaurant is MSG!).