Friday, August 1, 2008

道- TAO

How awesome is this Buddha!

Tao is a word that really can't be translated but the rough translation of the character above is the way... And I made my way to Tao today.

So my sisters both flaked out on me (with good reason, but still) but I was not going to miss this reservation... Three years is a long time to wait, so off I went to TAO. I boarded the M1 bus (and remembered why I hate buses in the city) and arrived 10 minutes early to my lunch for one. I felt like such a adult, on my own to my fancy lunch. When I arrived my table was not ready. No problem I take a seat in the lounge and chatted with some boys who after a few minutes offered to buy my lunch, no thanks big spenders I'm doing this lunch Solo. Finally I'm seated.

3 course meal Prix-fixe meals, I place my order:

Satay of Chicken with Peanut Sauce. The chicken was delicious, and there were pickled cucumbers as a garnish, YUMMY.The chicken was great, the peanut sauce YUCK. Too thick. I've had better. *When I took out my notebook and camera the waitstaff looked a tad nervous, the service got better, hehe"*

Main Course
Next up Soy Ginger Glazed Salmon
The Noodles were ok, but the Salmon was a tad bland, I was waiting for the taste of ginger but no.. I kept thinking I should have had the Sushi Rolls or the Kung Pao Chicken. Oh well here is a picture:I ate a piece of this before i took a pic,, I was hungry :) Peep the notebook in the corner.

YUMMY, I had the banana bread pudding (which was really what we call banana pudding, you know with the pudding, bananas and vanilla wafers.. you know what I'm talking about). It was delicious.

That was a fried banana on top, I did not eat it. That sort of skeeved me out. But the rest was delicious.
All and all I had a good meal and it was quite peaceful. I like dining alone, its so rare for me these days so I cherish the moments I do have.

Now for the decor, ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! It felt like I was in India.. Take a look for yourself.

Next dinner with my NY bloggers! Have a great weekend.


PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

mmmmmmmmmmm....asian food is the best!! have you ever been to koi? i think you might like them a tad better...maybe not, but we ended up resisting the urge to lick our plates for EVERY thing we ordered

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

oh, i forgot to say...PCD IN THE HOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSE!!! whoopeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

The F$%K it List said...

I've been to Koi and I love it. Tao wasn't bad but it didnt live up to my image.

Welcome back GIRL! You need to get up and meet us tonight.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

dinner is tonight?!?!? oooooooooh, i sure would, but mama needs more notice....thats what i get for being gone so long. HAVE FUN THO!!!

Lena said...

ROTFL @ the part about taking out your notebook and camera.
I love it! It's like a Zagat review.

K@LiENTe said...

LOoks good, I need to try that (going to dinner by myself) that salmon looks tasty too bad it was bland. The decor looks really pretty! Glad u enjoyed urself

The F$%K it List said...

@PCD oooh BOO, I know girl I usual need notice too. Please do check your email you missed John Legend. Fun times.

@Lena I really did look like I was a Zagat writer, notebook on the left, positioning the plate just right for a picture. HA I crack myself up

@K@liente Going to dinner alone rocks! I love having my girlfriend with me but sometimes as a mom I need a moment of silence.

One Eighteen said...

i aint NEVER had food that looks like that! the chicken looks fye though


The F$%K it List said...

@ one eigteen, the chicken was good. You should go in Chicago, I think you guys only have the winter one.

A Go Bytch said...

f$%k this not the coolest..the food was beautiful.. I did ponder on that banana dish for a few minutes then when I finally scrolled down you told us it was a fried banana...

That was cool!

Go B.

The Dreamy One said...

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so its open now....

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Park Avenue said...

You've eaten at TAO & Koi????? I'm feeling real jealous right about now!

The food looks delicious & exotic. I wish my eyes could taste!

I love your new layout & I've added you to My Fierce Friends list!

12kyle said...

good post

this food looks great i'm hungry again. lol

Kieya said...

sounds good...cept for that peanut sauce

my throat might close up just walkin in there lol

fried banana? plantain?

Mizrepresent said...

Wow! Blog change, looking good! Well, the food sure did look good! I love peanut sauce and Pud Thai!