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Great takeout from M Cafe de Chaya

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Great takeout from M Cafe de Chaya

DB | Mar 22, 2006 06:16 PM

Stopped at this place last night on my way home from work to grab dinner for myself and boyfriend. Yummy! I picked up one of the wild salmon bento boxes which included some sort of kale salad, some kind of sweet potatoes or yams, noodles, cabbage, and lentils, two inari and two pieces of sweetish tofu sushi and a cucumber salad. If it sound like a lot of food, that's because it was.
I wasn't sure what macrobiotic food was prior to getting this, so we looked it up on wikipedia when I got home (love, love, love that site...where else can you find out quick info about Carl Jung right after you look up Chef's famous recipe for chocolate salty balls. it's all on there). According to wikipedia, it's a philosohpy of eating that focuses on minimal processing, using locally grown ingredients, and balancing the yin ang yang of the food. Interesting to look at the bento box in that light because they really did do a good job of balancing the flavors there.
I also picked up their veggie muffaletta, which was great. Meat substitutes (mostly seitan) in various forms and flavors plus an unexpected jolt of sundried tomato--I'm guessing for its sweetness. We threw off the sweetness balance of the meal by indulging in one of their luscious chocolate tarts for dessert.

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