Sunday, July 12, 2009
I had a craving for Tommy's Wok's fresh water chestnuts as part of dinner, so Dad and I headed off for Sausalito. Now if exiting on the Marin City/Sausalito Exit, if you wait to see the front entrance (above photo) on Bridgeway, you'll pass the entry to the parking lot by.
If you look for the back corner of the restaurant (above photo) you'll know that you need to turn into the entrance nearby. This short-circuits the u-turn route.
We started our meal with the Vegetarian Potstickers. These soft and yet crispy bites were accompanied by a sauce that has fresh grated ginger in it that complemented the vegetable flavors.
We had a lovely splurge on Lobster Tails with Garlic Noodles. This was light, flavorful and a wonderful bit to share between two.
And then the dish that I was craving came, that contains the fresh water chestnuts. The dish name is descriptive of its ingredients: Sautéed Fresh Water Chestnuts, Snow Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms & Abalone Mushrooms. Tommy's Wok introduced me to the delight of fresh water chestnuts and now I order dishes with them as often as I can. And I've not found them anywhere but Tommy's Wok so far...
We were going for variety that evening so also ordered Vegetables Fried Rice, and knew we'd be taking some home. The wok fried chunky fresh vegetables were a great change from what seems to be standard fried rice at other places.
September 30, 2006