Asian creations at Lazy Dog Cafe
I know this might sound weird, but when I go to Lazy Dog Cafe, I like to order the Asian selections. For some reason, the Asian items really appeal to me and once you've had a taste, you'll understand why.
This isn't authentic in any way, but inspired versions of the original, and they are absolutely delicious.
Dim Sum Dumplings are a duo of steamed shrimp shumai and pork dumplings served with a sesame soy dipping sauce. I know the menu will say "potstickers" but they're only potstickers when they've been fried and there's a nice brown crust on the bottom. They're dumplings if they are steamed.
Thai Noodles ($13.95) are Lazy Dog Cafe's pad Thai noodles tossed with shrimp, ground chicken, tofu, peanuts, bean sprouts in a traditional pad Thai sauce. Not at all spicy so you might want to add some sriracha if you like a bit of kick to this.
Beef & Broccolini ($14.95) beef, broccolini and carrots sauteed in a sweet soy and sesame was one of my favorites with tender beef slices enveloped with a lovely sauce that's more savory than sweet. You can have white or brown rice with this and it is a very satisfying meal at any time of day.
BBQ Pork Fried Rice ($11.95) is another very good item. This dish is very close to the traditional cha siu fried rice you'll find in Chinese restaurant except we won't use sweet bell peppers or spinach in it. There is only the shredded Chinese bbq pork, scrambled eggs, bean sprouts (depends on retaurant), carrots, peas and green onions. I don't know why, but I love the fried rice here.
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