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Ethnic food to drive out to small-towner?

CookieEater | Apr 23, 2008 09:17 PM

Help! Driving 3+ hrs this Saturday morning to friend living near Sequoia Nat'l Park. I asked her if she wants anything from L.A. and she said, "FOOD!!!" They have some Mexican food and one Thai place nearby, but that's it. She wants prepared food, not ingredients to cook.
I live in SGV so buying Asian food would be a snap, but hot food might not survive. Bummer, cuz I know that's what she really craves.

She does not want sweets (there goes my excuse to buy pastries!), but I might get some red bean stuff.
Prefer SGV places that stay open late or something off the 5 North that will be open early Saturday morning. Can't make it to the West side.

I already bought frozen dumplings from Dumpling Master that I'll bring in a cooler. I figure that's ok since it's easy to fry up.
I can also stop by Porto's and pick up some meat pies, but there's only so many bready things you can eat in one sitting, you know? So I don't want to get bao on top of that.
I'd like to bring a variety of foods. I haven't considered Middle Eastern yet; I don't know what's available for travel besides prepackaged hummus/tabouleh which she could find in a store.

What other savories, meats, etc can I buy (soon!) that will keep for the drive and heat up well?

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