Monday, July 18, 2011

La Boîte Café

My favorite macarons in town! We had pistachio chocolate, passion fruit and I don't remember what the red one was. The passion fruit macaron was my favorite! They go perfect with either unsweetened tea or coffee to go with them, because they're pretty sweet. The only downside of the place is that you have to sit outside and during Texas summer you know how that feels... :)

La Boîte Café
1700 South Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 377-6198

Thursday, June 2, 2011

South Congress Cafe

South Congress Burger

South Congress Seafood Parfait South Congress Seafood Parfait

I love walking on South Congress but never noticed this restaurant before: South Congress Cafe. When we got in, they said there was a 20% discount if you sat in the bar, so that's what we did. The food was delicious, the portion was generous, and the staff, friendly.
My friend and I shared a South Congress Seafood Parfait (market fresh fish, shrimp and bay scallops marinated ceviche-style in lime juice with fine diced chilés and veggies on a bed of fresh guacamole with pepitas and crispy flour tortilla strips) and a South Congress Burger (certified black angus beef ground fresh daily, mesquite grilled to your liking and served on a fresh baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, homemade french fries and smoked gouda, crispy prosciutto & caramelized onion burger). The former one was my favorite. The only downside was that the food was so good that I ended up overeating... :)

South Congress Cafe‎
1600 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704-3522
(512) 447-3905‎

Monday, May 30, 2011

Indian Food: Bombay Express

Samosas (above)

This is one of my favorite Indian restaurants in Austin. They're perfect if you're vegetarian. I'm a meat lover, but never miss meat whenever I eat there. I usually like to order the weekend sampler, since I never know what to order and like to have a variety of dishes. I know, I know, I'm a terrible blogger... don't remember the name of most of the dishes. :(
13000 N IH35 Building #12,
Unit #216
Austin, Texas 78753
Business Hours :
Tuesday - Sunday
11:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Chinese Food

This is definitely my favorite Chinese restaurant in town. Today my husband and I had Crispy Noodles with Beef and Spicy Fish Fillet. I also liked their Taiwanese Stir Fried Rice Noodles, Singapore Fried Rice Noodles, Stir Fried Flat Rice Noodles With Beef. I've been there during the week and also on weekends and they're always crowded. I also noticed that a lot of Chinese people like that place. That must mean the natives must be okay with their food. They have good food in generous portions, are also fast and have reasonable prices.

Crispy noodles with beef

Spicy fish fillet

Asia Cafe
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 331-5788

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Japanese Food

We had been craving sushi and I had heard from a friend that Sushi Zushi had good food at reasonable price. So we decided to give it a try. The menu was HUGE, but the server helped us out. We ordered tuna and eel sashimi (forgot to take a picture of the latter one), beef yakisoba and beef yakiudon. Like many Japanese dishes, the noodles were quite sweet. Overall the food was okay, but the fish was fresh.

Tuna Sashimi

Beef Yakisoba Noodles

Shrimp Yakiudon noodles

Sushi Zushi
Domain Shopping Center
3221 Fethergrass Ct.
Austin, TX 78758