Thursday, April 26, 2007
Chinese/Japanese. Dad and I stopped for dinner at May Lee's in Mill Valley last week as I was dashing about on errands to get ready to come to Chicago. May Lee's has a couple related restaurants in Marin which I blogged about earlier. In contrast to the one in San Anselmo that I reviewed, this one is a real dive.
However, this May Lee's doesn't wait for summer to serve sushi, so we tried a California roll appetizer. Althought a California roll anywhere can hardly be called authentic Japanese cuisine, this one was quite good.
After checking with Dad to see if he was up for some heat, we ordered the "Triple Crown", shrimp, chicken and beef sauteed with chili pepper, green onions and ginger in a spicy Szechuan sauce. It was definitely hot, but it was made with fresh ingredients and was a winner!
We also tried the tomato and basil fried rice. This had chucks of chicken breast and fresh tomato chunks as well as sauteed onions. It was good, although a tad sweeter than I prefer rice.
This evening I had a fabulous meal with an old friend in Chicago, at Feast. It was delicious from start to finish, charming and highly recommendable.