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May I Have Some Food with That Salt? - a Report


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May I Have Some Food with That Salt? - a Report

Steve | Apr 25, 2011 08:02 AM

A couple of hideously salty meals:

I realized going into Oyamel yesterday that the food had become salty. But I was unprepared for just how bad the problem had become. Sure, I love salt, and I appreciate that it is a flavor enhancer, but I am seriously questioning if anyone in the kitchen is tasting the stuff.

Their great albondigas was like being clobbered with a salt bucket. The papas al mole had huge chunks of it. The chips are coated in it.

A visit to Bastille in Alexandria also produced an intensely salty rabbit dish. There were four separate components to the dish, each saltier than the next. The 'bacon' in the dish was the least salty part of of it! The rest of the food came under the category of not actually bad. Steak frites are better elsewhere. Salads and coffee were excellent, so if you go here, keep it that simple.

Maybe restaurants need to add salt in their menu descriptions: Rabbit two ways, one preserved in salt, the other baked with a salt crust. Mustard greens boiled in salt covered with a salt sauce, on a bed of salty lentils.

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