We had heard rumours of this Warm Bankie, even across the sea, but we doubted reports that it was a delicious comfort food that was good for you . . . we were pleased find out we were wrong . . . 8^) . . . y'know, we don't get grits too often in Prague, and don't expect them in NYC, neither . . .
so Mrs & Natily had decided on Bahari's between themselves as Greek Food in Astoria (you CANT go wrong) that had a Michelin Bib Award . . . ooooof dah . . .
One of our starters was shark rounds in a creamy sauce . . . tasted ok, but a little cloying for my buds . . . why not just leave the shark be the shark?
like this grilled octopus, ngongongnogng . . . .
fried calamari was better than fine . . . Natily said why you grabbing all my calamari . . . for the blog, is my standard answer . . .
I got some sort of lamb dish . . . it's just better with a little bit of scald on it, idn't't, charring from the grill . . . ?
some really good okra . . .
and Mrs'stuffed cabbage rolls . . . she hadda take two home for later . . . .
turrible picture of dessert . . . the SIL likes the left one, cake doused in somethin'. . . we had the same thing in Athens . . . didn't like it anybetter there, neither . . . the creamy pudding-pie, OTOH, I just Love . . .
I'd have to say we would still prefer kyklades there in Astoria, or Sabry's, but this was good enough . . . if you see how I mean . . .
We stumbled over Hanil walking past Jirio z Podebrad . . . I didn't see their web-site if it exists, and Tripadvisor seemed a better link than expats.cz . . . so . . . .we (Mrs & I) went over after yoga, to burnish our halos by eating something not czech and not american . . . she had a salad with miso dressing to start, plus . . .
some of these standard dumplings and some kim chee . . . this must have been one of the good days, it seemed really fresh . . . I mean spicy, pungeant, pickly . . . Mrs was dubious, but when the creeper burn hit her, she could not stop nibbling . . . .
Dolsot bibimbop . . . scorching hot in the stone bowl . . . Mrs always goes for the soups . . . she loved the vegetables they gave her . . .
we had no sushi . . . lots of places for sushi here . . . the only korean we know, and good enough to add to the rota: chinese, thai, vietnamese, japanese, korean -- I guess you can get burmese at Modry Zub, too . . .
Had some kinda deal from slevovat.cz for a discount -- 10 courses for half price, so had-to-do . . . I had been here (nad karlovem, not manesova - want to try it too, because the amazing aromas inside made us not want to leave to go to the other) once before and was anxious to get Mrs in for an eval.
just a little somethin'-somethin' to get started on . . . like a naan with cheese and peppers melted onto it . . . .ummmmm.
a soup, of some sort . . . Indians invented Muligatawny for the English sahibs since they had none of their own . . . .
four kinds of chicken bits, I shoulda paid attention
Ganesha, my personal fave . . . .
3 vindaloos: chicken tikka, butter chicken, and ummmmm. I forget . . . we liked the butter chicken best, kinda to our surprise . . .
so a half-litre of mango ice cream for dessert.
You know. We liked the Masala, but we liked the Pind more . . . like people say, The Heart makes its own choices.
This *must* be in the moma, I can't think where else I was, but the photo is from my cel phone, separate from my iTouch and camera photos . . . I should post this on IJUSTTHINKITSFUNNY instead, but it was Art . . .