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"It's good to feel so good" [Feb. 13th, 2001|01:04 pm]
Roy Janik
I'm becoming a delinquent livejournaler. How am I supposed to remember every moment of my life if I don't write them all down in excruciating detail? Sunday, James, Wes, and I ate at Kim Phung, and plotted out ways to deceive all of Austin. Really. After that, we all headed to Wes and Colleen's apartment to do some computer repair and upgrading. We restored Wes's missing drives (loose plug), and threw more memory in Colleen's computer (from 64M to 196M). Not too shabby. Wes and I then went out to watch the local Amtgard group beat each other senseless with foam-padded weapons. Fun stuff. And without going into details, someone mentioned the Knighthood of BUH without Wes or myself bringing it up, so we felt pretty cool. Later that night, Kareem and I went to Kirby Lane and gorged on pancakes. I had the "gingerbread" pancakes for the first time ever, and they were very good.

Last night was Mindy's 21st birthday, so Wes, Kareem, and myself went with her to 6th street. It was a Monday night, so it wasn't exactly hopping. We did manage to get her drunk, though, and we made several people card her so that she could properly go through the whole experience. The whole thing was done by 11:00, since Mindy had class in the morning. I wonder if she made it.

So, yeah. I think that about brings me up current.

[User Picture]From: tamijoh
2001-02-13 11:41 am (UTC)

so ummmmmmmmmmmmmm...

you mention this "mindy character" but without the "cha-chee character" ......


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you mention this "mindy character" but without the "cha-chee character" ......


excellent <mr. burns style>
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From: (Anonymous)
2001-02-13 11:45 am (UTC)

Re: so ummmmmmmmmmmmmm...

i don't get it
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[User Picture]From: twilight
2001-02-14 08:19 pm (UTC)

la comida

Ew, Kim Phung. The last time I remember them having good food was 6 years ago... There are places with a LOT better Vietnamese food. Really, I thought you were better than that :P.

Gingerbread pancakes, yum. I had them for the first time at The Omelettry.

aka food snob :)
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-02-14 08:44 pm (UTC)

Re: la comida

If there are places with better Vietnamese cuisine, then sign me up, please. My ignorant taste buds revel in the swill that passes for food at Kim Phung.

And, for the record, I first had gingerbread pancakes (or at least a taste of them) at the Omelettry, as well. Hmm, I haven't been back there since I actually started living here.
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[User Picture]From: twilight
2001-02-14 09:17 pm (UTC)

Re: la comida

I haven't been back to the Omelettry in such a long time, too. I enjoyed the food but I didn't enjoy how filthy my water glass was...but I guess that's "character", heh. :)

Vietnamese cuisine: Sunflower, Sunflower, Sunflower. Next to Target on Ohlen Road & 183. I've been going there for years now, so much that I have been classified as an (ack) "regular". I think they love me because I help keep them alive and because they know I tipped off the Chronicle, who gave them a rave review. Otherwise, it's only been successful by word of mouth. I've heard of a couple of other Vietnamese restaurants that are relatively new and are supposed to be good, but haven't tried them out yet.

Anyway, Sunflower has both a lunch menu (has the vermicelli bowls and soups and stuff) and a dinner menu, though you can request both and order from either at any time. Their dinner menu is online at this new Austin Vietnamese community website (click on Sunflower).

Okay, I'm going to be even more of a Sunflower freak and list my favorites from the dinner menu listed:
Appetizers (most of these are big enough to be a dinner entree...so I would order one dish, period, per person...and all share)
- BBQ Pork Balls (you wrap these grilled pork meatballs in rice noodle squares and veggies)
- Combination Appetizer, or the Beef stuffed with onion (both wrap-in-rice-paper-and-dip dishes too)

- their hot and sour soups are a LOT different than the usual hot and sour soup; they're piled high with a variety of veggies

- Shaken Beef

- Five Spiced Chicken (for the white meat people who don't like seafood)

- Vietnamese BBQ Pork (same as what they put on top of vermicelli bowls...a lot of it...though it's so typical...) The BBQ Lemon Grass Ribs are almost the same, but they're like thin pork chops.

Seafood (what they do best)
- Steamed Seabass Fillet (the sauce is amazing)
- Deep-fried Seabass Fillet (the breading is a light and a bit different than what you'd think)
- Deep-fried Catfish
- Bamboo calamari (their calamari is never fried, and is very tender; no tentacles either)
- Deep-fried batter prawns (their specialty...mmm...the prawns are 4 huge mini-lobster-sized tails on a bed of garlic noodles with bits of egg)
-Spicy Seafood Combo
- Seafood Sizzling

There are more items actually on the menu than shown online...a lot are wrap-in-rice-paper dishes too that aren't listed. Oh yeah, all the dishes are large.

Now I'm hungry. Dammit.
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