Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tora - True Comfort Food
When I came home from the hospital last night, all I wanted was some “comfort food”. Because believe you me, the care that you get at Riverside Hospital is the best; but the food definitely is not!
I’d been in Riverside for five days. Bob and the nurses did what they could to get things for me to eat that would interest me. I didn’t have much interest in food (now you know I was sick!). One dear nurse, Amy, even went down to the cafeteria late at night and brought me back an awesome burger and potato wedges! Everyone was so good to me.
So when we got home last night and it came to deciding on dinner, my vote went to Tora. I already knew their ramen was wonderful. I decided to try something different, though. I went with the Yakiudon with shrimp. The menu description is “thick flour noodle stir-fried with vegetables, served with miso soup”. The miso soup was clean and flavorful. The bits of tofu were just perfect. The Yakiudon was incredible. It was abundant with shrimp and vegetables and had a delicious creamy sauce that made me want to lick the bowl. I loved it and will most definitely order it again.
Bob opted for the Yakisoba with beef. I tasted his and it was so good I almost wished I’d gotten that! The noodles were thin egg noodles that soaked up the rich beefy broth. The thin slices of beef were wonderfully tender and delicious! I made some lemon and ginger tea to go with it and the whole meal was absolutely perfectly comforting. Just what I needed!
Many thanks to Chef Kim and all of the staff at Tora for my dinner last night. And as always, thank you Han for your hospitality.