[Homestead] Mexican food was: Ethnicity (was Tortillas)
mmcharry at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 12:40:11 EDT 2007
On 4/15/07, Don Bowen <don.bowen at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Then there is that Vietnamese place in Kearny Mesa that serves a good Curry
> Chicken on Mondays and Wednesdays but you have to be there before noon
> because they run out. I was taken to that place by a co worker who was one
> of the first boat people allowed into the US.
The local Thai restaurant was started by a red-headed American of
Irish descent and the Thai husband she acquired during a stint in the
Peace Corps. They eventually sold the place to some of his relatives
and moved. The food is very, very good. The restaurant's other claim
to fame is the home made pies that her mother made.
I know even better Thai food exists because we have a friend who used
to travel to the area about once a month and bring food that his Thai
wife (who also worked in a restaurant) made. Wow! As Bill says, if
you want truly authentic food, make it yourself.
Our Indian restaurant is really good too, but they have to be because
Springfield has a huge Indian population. In fact, the clientel are
largely Indian. My mother loves the place; she's become more
vegetarian as she ages (she's 88), and finds all those tasty beans
irrestible. We have several Indian groceries, though the largest Asian
supermarket was flattened by last year's huge tornado and never <sob>
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