The Newest Delicious Ting!!!

Okay I think I’ve done it. At seven months since my last post, I’ve broken the record of the longest time between blog entries in the history of blogging! It seems rather appropriate since personal blogs seem to be becoming historical relics in and of themselves. No matter. I’m back. And I come bearing excuses for my absence. First of all I’m lazy. Second of all, I’ve been working pretty much straight for the last 8 months which is kind of an anomaly for me and has left me with little free time to blog (I’m lazy, remember?) And third of all,  the main reason why I’ve been lacking in time is Shefali and I went and had ourselves a little dumpling! That is, we had a baby girl almost three months ago. Her name is Kaya. And to judge by her size at birth and and her prodigious growth these past few months, my girl is an eater! Ok, it’s been all breast milk thus far, but we’ve been eating the same variety of delicious food so hopefully it’s all filtering through mom’s boobs and into Kaya’s stomach so that when she does start eating solid food, she’ll be well primed to eat good tings! I must say, it’s true all those clichés about the life altering aspects of having a child. I have never loved anyone like I love my daughter. She is the best thing I’ve ever had a hand in creating (and I really didn’t have to do that much). But one of the things I’m most excited about is introducing her to the world of food, cooking for her and of course eating with her. For now, please enjoy a few photos of our dumpling. As a new dad, I can’t resist.



Memphis Meals -Fourth and Fifth nights

Fourth Night – Edo

I went to this Japanese restaurant because it was recommended by people on yelp.  I got about four nigiri roles (maguro, hamachi, saba, and fluke[?]) and  couple maki rolls (unagi and spicy tuna).  It was all pretty good.  The quality of the fish was good.  A friend who recommended both Gus’s and Cozy Corner mentioned that sushi would be pretty good in Memphis because it is the hub of FedEx so they actually have access to pretty good quality fish.  I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I can say that the sushi was a nice vacation from slow cooked pork. I have to admit that at this point, I was a wee bit porked out.

I think this was the most ethnically diverse strip mall in Memphis.

Final verdict: Actually pretty good

Fifth Night – Corky’s BBQ

This place came recommended by some locals who swore by the dry rubbed ribs which is a specialty of the place.  I drove about half an hour east to get there past numerous identical strip malls until finally I was welcomed by the cute little pig on the sign.

This pig is so cute, I just want to eat him up!

But when I stepped into the restaurant I thought I was in Chili’s.  This place didn’t have the most down home character, but their ribs were pretty good.  And the dry rub was a nice touch  But then again it’s hard to mess up smoky ribs by adding salt and paprika to them.

Cute in neon too.

The rib brisket combo meal - because two types of meat are better than one. Actually, not so much. The ribs were quite tasty- very salty and very porky. But the brisket was too dry and kind of bland. I got the seasoned fries too because I needed some fried salty starch and the meal didn't have enough calories already.

I killed those ribs. And probably they did a little to hasten my demise. The beef, I mortally wounded, leaving a bit behind as an example to the other brisket not to mess with me.

Final verdict: Just good (not great). Next time, I stick exclusively to the ribs.