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Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rice Kitchen

Kristin: Sesame Chicken and Egg Roll
Rice Kitchen is pretty much exactly what you'd think it is. At least it was for me. A slightly dive-style chinese restaurant. Every town has one, this is just Kalamazoo's version (or at least it's the closest one in Kalamazoo to Kate and I). The food was equally expected. probably not good for you, but tasted good. The staff was... interesting - I enjoyed evesdropping on their conversation about making Mii's that look like the characters from The Big Lebowski. So yeah. Rice. Made in a Kitchen. Rice Kitchen. Viola. (or... whatever viola is in Chinese.)

one golden fork out of five

Kate: "Special Diet" Chicken with Mixed Vegetables and a Vegetable Egg Roll
For the closeness to home and the price, this definitely satisfied my Chinese food craving. I was glad that I was able to get my meal prepared in the "special diet" fashion. No heavy oils, sugars, any of those pesky extras that pack on the calories. So, in essence, I got some boiled chicken and veggies with a brown Chinese gravy and white rice. Actually, it was a fairly light lunch, especially when I removed the broccoli, which I can no longer eat (sad face). My egg roll was considerably more greasy than Kristin's. In fact, when I took a bite, oil poured out. Thought maybe they were getting back at my for ordering my chicken and veggies "special diet" style. All in all, a quick, warm lunch, that will do for Chinese takeout, especially when looking for a fairly light option. Though I will probably skip the egg roll next time.

two golden forks out of five

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