zeershk polo and homemade doogh at Kolbeh of Kabob -
The chicken in the zeershk polo was kind of dry and the marinade was sort of bland. But the rice was fluffy, rich and very flavorful. A nice tartness from an ample amount of barberries. Maybe too tart for some.
The homemade doogh was strong and refreshing. You could really taste the fresh herbs (mint) in this one. It was strong. There was also bottled doogh available but I figured the homemade doogh would be better
The place was nicely decorated and clean. A good size menu, nice selection, and reasonable prices. The owner was very friendly, eager to assist, and welcomed feedback.
She told me that the menu is changing next week. There will be no more lunch and dinner. Everything will be one menu. The dishes will remain dinner size portions but smaller prices. I was charged half price for the zeershk polo that was listed on the menu. Which was fine with me because I found it overpriced to begin with. I can't wait to go back and try some of the kabobs
taiwanese sausage and pork chop on rice at MuLan -
The sausage was disappointing. It was sliced in bite sized pieces and topped with raw garlic. Instead of being served on a stick. It tasted like those "chinese sausages" you get at your local supermarket. Not even close to what you get in Taipei
The pork chop on rice was your average marinated, breaded, and fried pork chop (bone in) with rice topped with minced pork. Served with a soy braised egg and pea pods. It was a decent rendition. Definately not as good as Taiwan Cafe.
The service was very good. The waiter was friendly, quck, and helpful. Of course, I was one of two people there. I'd like to go back and try some other dishes. Maybe they'll be better than what I had