At Chef Liu, 236 Castro St., Mountain View, $5.00. All in with tax & 20% tip it's $6.40 for a delicous bowl of spicy soup with fresh hand pulled noodles; squid; shrimp; beef; cabbage; onions; mushrooms; dried chiles and garlic. What a lunch!
Think of this as a lighter, fresher take on chicken Parmesan: We ditch the breading on the poultry and let juicy cherry tomatoes stand in for jarred pasta sauce. A little grated carrot adds just enough sweetness to round out the acidity.
For perfectly fried, mozzarella Arancini, dip a rice ball into flour and shake off any excess. Dip floured ball into egg, allowing any excess to drip off. Finish by coating completely in breadcrumbs. Repeat.