Ordered: trompo, bistec tacos Comments: Basically a food truck atmosphere from a brick and mortar taco restaurant. No nonsense street tacos with limited seating. The trompo taco was better. The meat had a good amount of fat and flavor. It was really crowded when we came. (Bon Appetit had recently named this place “the best…

Taipei Station

Ordered: leek dumplings, spicy beef noodle soup Comments: Best beef noodle soup either of us have ever had. Broth was flavorful and thick, it had the consistency of a soup that’s been simmering low and slow. Broth was a cross between bun bo hue and bo kho; it also had a slight flavoring of tomato….

Off Site Kitchen

Ordered: Do it Murph-Style burger, cheese fries Comments: We came here to try the burgers, thinking they would be comparable to other well-known burger restaurants in Dallas (Shake Shack, Smashburger, etc.). Off site kitchen is better. They pay attention to small details, like toasting the inside as well as the outside of the bun. Also,…

Val’s Cheesecakes

Ordered: Lemmon Avenue (lemon cheesecake) Comments: Cute little stand that sells cheesecake, in slices or little jars. There were more flavors available in jars the day I went. The cheesecake here is good – moist and creamy. It’s a little difficult to eat if you want to get all the layers into one bite. Also…

Sucre Cafe

Ordered: paradise island fruit tea, pandan waffle Comments: Not a fan of the fruit tea, it was too sweet. Waffle was great. It was freshly made and had a good amount of sweetness. This place is good for hanging out or studying.

Aloha Hawaiian Barbeque

Ordered: spam loco moco, bbq chicken Comments: Blake’s loco moco came with spam and a burger patty. This is what I would consider solid comfort food. The chicken was tender with good flavor. The cabbage was not so good; it was basically overcooked. Would come back, but only for the loco moco.

Montlake Cut

Ordered: crudo, mussels, clam chowder, halibut Comments: Crudo appetizer was tasty, flavors were subtle. Mussels came in a white wine butter sauce. Clam chowder was different than expected. The broth was somewhat spicy with hints of citrus. The halibut was cooked well, but on the the pricey side. Only the entree is included, no sides…


Ordered: beef bulgolgi, seafood tofu stew Comments: Solid meal for a reasonable price. Both items came as a combo, and fed two people. Hmart food court tends to have good options for Korean food.

Streets Fine Chicken

Ordered: chicken & dumplings, 3 pc fried chicken Comments: You can find all things chicken here. The chicken & dumplings tasted like a heartier version of chicken noodle soup. There were equal amounts of chicken and dumplings; and the soup/stew was adequately seasoned. With the fried chicken, the skin was crispy without being oily. The…