Tasty Garden (Alhambra)

08Jul09

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My friend Sara came to visit a couple weeks ago (for her friend’s wedding, I believe), and I headed over to her friends’ place to have lunch.  Her friends Cathy and Janie took us to Alhambra to eat at a restaurant called Tasty Garden.  It was quite tasty. The above dish was sauteed fish and vegetables. I don’t recall the actual name of the dish anymore, but most of the time Chinese dishes tend to be pretty descriptively named and not too whimsical.

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This was shiitake mushrooms and bok choy. Savory and juicy. I enjoyed this one.

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I really liked the fried tofu dish. I think they used silken tofu instead of firm, which gave it a much smoother texture. I wish I could make stuff out of silken tofu, but it’s just so darn difficult to handle that I usually just eat it straight up with soy sauce. Whatever works, right? As long as it’s tasty, I’m happy.

There was one other dish that we ordered that was a chow mein. It was pretty generic looking, so I decided not to take a picture of it. Sara and I also split a azuki-bean slushy drink that was great. The drink was sweet and cold and a good complement to the savory, sauce-heavy foods we were eating.

Later we returned to Cathy and Janie’s place where I found a large library of Korean dramas. Oh ho ho! I left with a bagful of Korean dramas and movies. So much for studying and getting work done . . . Hahaha!

~As a side note, I was in Taiwan all last week for my grandfather’s funeral (ironically, he passed away on Father’s Day). I will have pictures up from my week in Taiwan soon, along with stories of my exploration of Taipei, Pingtung, and Chungli. I promise.

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2 Responses to “Tasty Garden (Alhambra)”

  1. 1 Sara

    OMG. What I wouldn’t do to go back there!

  2. Incredibly well executed blog.


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