Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Takeout Tuesday - Anh-mazing Viet Kitchen's Cajun Seafood Banh Mi

I recently got takeout from one of the restaurants inside the Block MD, Anh-mazing Viet Kitchen, and I already can't wait to go back for this Banh Mi! This is their Cajun Seafood Banh Mi, but it's not just with any basic seafood.  This one is packed with fried soft shell crab and shrimp, which are two of my favorites!  I will take every opportunity to enjoy soft shell crab, especially fried so it's super crispy.  For the Cajun part - it comes with a delicious and savory Cajun sauce to pour over or dip the sandwich in to.  This packs a lot of flavor and texture, and I highly recommend trying it out especially if you also love seafood, soft shell crab, or Banh Mi! 

Anh-mazing Viet Kitchen
inside The Block MD
967 Rose Avenue
North Bethesda, MD 

Monday, September 28, 2020

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Takeout Tuesday - Sunday Morning Bakehouse's Pumpkin Pie Twice Baked Croissant

I'm a big fan of pumpkin items, so of course I had to go check out this new pumpkin pie twice baked croissant from Sunday Morning Bakehouse that came out recently!  

It's a big and light croissant filled with pumpkin and cinnamon frangipane, and has so much of that rich pumpkin pie flavor packed inside.  This was perfect with a cold brew coffee and a great way to get some fall flavor appreciation started, haha.  If you also love pumpkin or pumpkin pie, this croissant should definitely be on your list!

Sunday Morning Bakehouse
11869 Grand Park Avenue
North Bethesda, MD 20852


Monday, September 21, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Takeout Tuesday - Temari Japanese Cafe's Katsu Curry


I am not joking when I say that this takeout container was PACKED to the gills! I recently ordered this Katsu Curry from Temari Japanese Cafe and it was such a yummy treat for a few meals. 

If you've never had Japanese curry before, it's thicker and usually milder than Indian curries, and it's well-known as a nostalgic comfort meal for many Japanese folks.  Add on some crispy pork cutlet slices and you get so much extra texture to the dish.  This dinner order also came with a big salad and miso soup on the side to balance things out a little, haha.  They do a nice job with takeout packaging for something like this - the takeout container was wrapped tightly with plastic wrap to prevent anything from spilling out in transit.  If you've never had Japanese curry before but you're curious to try it out I highly recommend the one from Temari!

Temari Japanese Cafe   
1043 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Monday, September 14, 2020

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Takeout Tuesday - Kuya Ja's Lechon Belly Restaurant


At the end of August I had the chance to try out these Honey Pinoy-soy ribs with mango jicama slaw from Kuya Ja's Lechon Belly restaurant - so so delicious!  These were a part of a specific lunch menu for that day, so I am not sure if they normally had this available pre-pandemic.  I've enjoyed their delicious lechon belly dishes before, but this was my first time trying something different.  The ribs were super tender and flavorful, with a really tasty slightly sweet sauce.  Kuya Ja is currently open for takeout (closed Mondays and Tuesdays), and recently opened up their weekend hours to include lunch takeout.  Be sure to check them out for delicious Filipino food if you're in the area! 

Kuya Ja's Lechon Belly

5268-H Nicholson Lane

Rockville, MD 20895

Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Takeout Tuesday - Sweetgreen Summer Corn Caesar Salad


Happy Takeout Tuesday! I recently enjoyed this seasonal Summer Corn Caesar salad from Sweetgreen.  I did make a few modifications to the original salad - my version has Romaine, wild rice, black beans, roasted corn and peppers, tomatoes, crispy rice, tortilla chips, hot sauce, and Caesar dressing.  So many different textures and flavors, and super delicious! 

If you are a Sweetgreen member through their app, you also get a credit on your birthday, which is what I used for this salad - but I'll be sure to go back to get this again while it's on the seasonal menu! 

Sweetgreen Pike & Rose
11875 Grand Park Avenue
North Bethesda, MD 20852