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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!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Rasa Ria

Kate: Chicken Curry Puff and Tofu Rendang
After our interest was piqued at Taste of Kalamazoo, we knew we wanted the full Rasa Ria experience. Paul and I had attempted to eat here a few times and found that, when they go on vacation, they GO on vacation. So, our previous attempts were unsuccessful. But, today was an exception. So, foodies, Kristin and I were able to share a meal from a new place. YAY!
Ok, curry puffs... pretty underwhelming. Good in theory. Filling wrapped in a heavy pastry dough. But, this dough was WAY heavy, translation= there was way too much. The filling was pretty good, but the outer crust was so overwhelming, that it got lost. In other words, I will likely save on the calories in the future and skip the curry puffs. But, we did want to order their stuffed tofu (which sounded interesting and yummy) but were informed that they were out of them... :(
The tofu rendang was good. Not 'blow my mind' fantastic, but good. Much like I remember it from Taste of Kalamazoo. I did find a few bay leaves floating around, which I thought was interesting. But, overall, I like this dish. Chunks of tofu and potato marinated in the coconut milk curry sauce. Served over white rice, it is a simple dish. The flavor is interesting, and unlike others that I have experienced before. There is a sweetness to this dish that makes it unique, and I like it. But, I don't love it/have to have it.
For the price, it is a nice take out experience that is different than your run-of-the-mill Chinese, or pizza, or Jimmy Johns. New flavors, you know? We will likely eat here again because it is something different and filling.
three golden forks out of five.

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