This week I just could not decide what picture to share. Technically this is a food foto series, so by all rights that means a food photo, thus the above image from another food truck adventure I tried this week. The truck is Tandoori Chicken USA or TCUSA which serves a menu of Indian dishes such as the obvious tandoori chicken as well as other dishes like tikka masala, vegetable curry, etc. A yummy mango lassi is available and it is resreshing. More photos are available in my San Francisco food truck album on Flickr.
I was looking forward to trying their butter chicken but it wasn’t on the menu the day I visited so I ordered the tandoori chicken sandwich. On a whim I also ordered their TC USA Bites which are fried dumplings with chicken, cheese and curry – they were seriously yummy! That is what the photo is.
However when you eat at Chez Panisse it is a must-mention, so I wanted to include it here as well. It is my third time eating at Alice Water’s restaurant and each time is an epicurean delight! From start to finish the meal in unforgettable and I am so thankful that it is in my own backyard in the Gourmet Ghetto.
Unfortunately while the food is amazing, the photos that I have taken on each visit are not. It is just too dark in there and I am just not at a place yet where I will use flash, it is just too disturbing to other diners!
So the photos of food are limited (there are some I uploaded on my Berkeley Flickr album) but shots of the open kitchen are really fun to take. As I was seated close to the kitchen I took some shots and then I was invited to step in and take a few more. It is a small kitchen but warm and alluring, once invited in you don’t want to leave. I wanted to share a photo:
From Noble Pig: Beef Bourguignonne
From Framed Cooks: Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits
From Gourmet Chick: Top Ten London Restaurants
From Tastespotting: Bacon S’mores
From How Sweet It Is: Beer Risotto with Mushroom Garlic Chicken
Also, if you have access to the French/English magazine La Fricote, Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland has an article in it about the first official food truck in Paris, Le Camion Qui Fume. She also wrote a blog post on her own blog about it.