Looks like the break in the winter weather made for a busy day for all the Milwaukee/Chicago Roadfooders. stricken detective went Vietnamese, ChiTownDiner went southside Chicago
, while X1, ChuckL, and Gyp made their semi-regular run down to Mitsuwa Japanese market in Arlington Heights, Illinois, where they were met for lunch by myself and Mrs. Roadhouse along with our daughter, abe froeman.
It looks like there was an avocado smoothie mind meld in the air yesterday. Mrs. Roadhouse enjoyed hers with sweet and chewy black pearl tapioca balls, while I tried a very refreshing cantaloupe version. We paired that up with a multitude of dim sum and a steaming hot bowl of curried chicken udon. X1 captured it all with her camera. Perhaps, if she's in the mood, she'll post them here.
After lunch we all went shopping in the main part of the grocery store where they feature all things Japanese. X1 had the biggest haul. Our main purchases were a can of dried, hot wasabi coated green peas and a box of Pocky; chocolate covered biscuit sticks.
I suggested that the next time we meet at an Asian grocery store's food court, we should try the Super H Market at Oakton & Waukegan in Niles. Similar to Mitsuwa, but owned by a Korean group as oppposed to Japanese, they have a wonderful Pan-Asian food court offering goodies from all over the continent.
BTW, loved your photos, stricken. Those spring rolls look outstanding! Plump, succulent, and filled to bursting with fresh delectable ingredients. We'll need to try Phan's as a group this summer.
Glad you all enjoyed the good weather. Get ready for winter to come roaring back (sigh).
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