These tweets may be from a couple of years back, but they’re new to me, and they might be new to you as well. They take the way “western” (a.k.a. round-eye) writers dismissively write about Asian food, but turn the tables by using the same colonialist style on Karen cuisine. Enjoy!
In response to the tweet above, Amirul Ruslan decided that it needed to be turned into something that looked as if it came straight from the New York Times:
And the tweet also generated a lot of hilarious funny/sad responses:
I saw a whole rack of the above product at the grocery yesterday. I have vague memories of having some at a bar, but they’re from a while back. They’re also from that point when you’ve drunk enough that eating the pickled things in large old jars at the back of the bar seems like a good idea.
I think that Big John’s Pickled Sausage could be a key ingredient in a drink that I would call the Filthy Martini — a next-level Dirty Martini.
Le Casa’s specialty is Moroccan cuisine, and they have a very nice selection of tagines (pronounced “ta-ZHEEN”), which are slow-cooked stews that get their name from the traditional ceramic or clay dish in which they’re cooked. You typically serve them from the tagine they’re cooked in.
We started with zalouk, a cooked eggplant and tomato salad served with points of pita, which was an excellent appetizer. For our mains, we shared the chicken tagine, which is garnished with preserved lemons and olives, and the lamb tagine, whose garnish was hard-boiled eggs and prunes. These are rich, saucy dishes, and we scooped up the sauce with the frites and bread that they provided along with our dishes.
The service was incredibly friendly and helpful — one of the owners even came out to chat with us. We’re definitely coming back then next time we catch a film at the Tampa Theatre, a show at the Straz, or an event at one of the nearby museums.
We need to check it out on a Thursday, when they’ve got a live DJ and belly dancing, which should be pretty interesting.
You don’t get a full pool with your order, but you do get 3.5 ounces of cheese. According to Delish:
That 3.5 ounces goes a long way, according to one Instagram account that showered their burger and fries in the cheese and still had half of the bowl left. Another account described the cheese pool as super creamy and yummy, and wrote that McDonald’s hit the nail on the head with this one.