April 2, 2014

Campos Tex Mex


7702 Union Park Ave, Midvale, UT 84047 801 561 5656


One day when my classes ended early for the night, Mr. Munchimunch and I decided on an impromptu dinner date.  It was a beautiful day to enjoy a meal outside.  ^_^


We started off with their complimentary chips and salsa.  The salsa was, luckily, not too spicy for me.


Mr. Munchimunch ordered the Enchiladas and he loved it.  The platter was so large, he had enough leftovers for lunch the next day.


I ordered the Chicken and Beef Quesadilla with a side of sour cream.  Simple, fresh, and delicious.  It was exactly what I was looking for.

After having a quick meal, we spoke briefly with the owners.  Campos Tex Mex is a pretty new establishment and the owners are from Texas who had moved into town just to open their place up.  They were super nice and friendly!

With Campos Tex Mex being so close, I have a feeling Mr. Munchimunch and I will be stopping by more often than not.

March 19, 2014

Carver's Steak & Seafood


10720 Holiday Park Dr, Sandy, UT 84070  801 572 5177

Not only do Mr. Munchimunch and I enjoy sushi, but we also love a good steak.  We've tried several places with our favorite being Madelines Steak & Seafood.  However, since Madelines Steak & Seafood changed into Maddy's Sports Grill, the atmosphere hasn't been what it use to be.

Enter Carver's Steak & Seafood.  You enter the front doors into a posh lobby and restaurant.  Everything is beautifully furnished and the service is impeccable.


We started off with some Sour Dough house bread.


I ordered the Pear and Feta Garden Salad to begin my meal.  The sweetness of the pears meshed well with the tangy Feta cheese.  A few nuts were scattered about too, which brought a nice crunch to the dish.


Mr. Munchimunch ordered the Clam Chowder.  It was disappointing to me as I've had authentic, thick and creamy, clam chowder from New England.  This clam chowder was a bit thin and there weren't enough clams.


Mr. Munchimunch continued on to his favorite cut, Prime Rib.  He devoured this dish and was completely stuffed.  The side of horseradish had a kick to it as well.  And how darling do those mash potatoes look?!


I ordered the Tournedos Oscar.  It was extremely tender and juicy and perfectly cooked at medium rare.  I chose the side of Potatoes au Gratin which I couldn't stop eating.  If given the choice, I might have ordered a side of Potatoes au Gratin to go!


Last, but not least, we ordered the Créme Mousse au Chocolate for dessert.  Fresh créme Anglaise drizzled over silky rich chocolate mousse.  What the menu failed to mention, was all the sweetened condensed milk.  I absolutely love sweetened condensed milk and this dessert was heavenly!

We can't wait to return to Carver's.  While their menu is a bit on the pricey side, the atmosphere and cuisine more than make up for it.  If you're looking for a new steak house to try out, definitely head over to Craver's!

March 14, 2014

Tsunami


7628 Union Park Ave, Midvale, UT 84047 801 676 6466

Ever since we moved into the area, we've passed Tsunami quite often.  When a Twitter friend of mine mentioned that the restaurant wasn't bad, we decided to head there for dinner.  As you know, Mr. Munchimunch and I really love our sushi!


Of course, we started off with Agedashi Tofu.  We didn't like this version at all because firm tofu was used.  However, I did appreciate the dashi broth served on the side.  Restaurants normally serve this with the tofu already submerged in the dashi broth (the traditional way) which makes the crispy outside layer soggy.  New Akasaka Sushi still remains the reigning champion for the best Agedashi Tofu we've tried in Utah.


From left to right:

Negihama which consisted of yellowtail and scallion.  I love white fish and this was very refreshing.

Unagi Maki which consisted of eel, avocado, and cucumber.  I always have to order something with eel.

Fire Breathing Dragon which is crab, avocado, tempura onions and spicy sauce covered with smoked salmon, eel, ebi, tobikko, and spicy eel sauce.  Mr. Munchimunch enjoyed this spicy one and I thought the presentation wasn't bad either.


We also ordered some nigiri to accompany our rolls.

I, the lover of white, fatty fish, ordered the one on the left.  As soon as I saw Madai (Japanese Snapper), which is a sweet white fish from the Sea of Japan, on the menu, I had to order it.  Unlike Mizumi, who claims to fly their fish "fresh" from Hawaii and Japan, these two pieces of Madai were extremely fresh.  I've never tried this type of fish before and it sweetly melted in my mouth.  I will totally go back to Tsunami for Madai!  And Mr. Munchimunch ordered his obligatory Tako nigiri.

Tsunami was one of our better sushi experiences in Utah.  We won't order the Agedashi Tofu again, but we will definitely try some other sushi rolls and maybe other nigiri.  I do suggest you visit if you haven't already as Tsunami has three convenient locations in Midvale, Sugarhouse, and South Jordan.

March 12, 2014

Farr's Fresh


7914 S 1300 E, Sandy, UT 84094 801 413 3459

After having Chinese take out from Red Corner China Diner and watching Kung Fu Hustle with Stephen Chow, we girls wanted some dessert.  With it being after 10 pm, our choices were limited.  Luckily, Farr's Fresh came to the rescue as they were still opened!

After trying Farr's Better Ice Cream in Ogden, I've been wanting to try Farr's Fresh.  Walking in, it was your regular frozen yogurt store where you chose your own flavor and toppings.  However, being Farr's, the selection was great with ice cream, frozen custard, and frozen yogurt being offered and a small selection of cones, some dipped, available!


As soon as I saw Salted Caramel being offered, I didn't even bother looking at the other flavors.  I grabbed myself a waffle cone and went to town!  Not shown are the tiny brownie bits I chose for my topping.

To be completely honest, I went back every day for about a week straight to grab a cone of Salted Caramel to go.  It's that good!

Farr's Fresh is a franchise with several locations throughout Utah.  I highly recommend you stop by to your nearest Farr's Fresh to grab yourself something sweet!

February 19, 2014

Red Corner China Diner


46 W 7200 S, Midvale, UT 84047 801 601 8331

My friends and I planned a Stephen Chow movie night at my place and what better to go with a Stephen Chow than Chinese take out!

I've eyed this restaurant for quite some time now so I was happy to stop by and grab some take out.  My friend and I went all out ordering food since we were feeding  4 1/2 people.


For appetizers, some Fried Shrimp and Pot Stickers.  I don't remember much about the Fried Shrimp and the Pot Stickers had skin on the thicker side.


My friend's choice of a spicy eggplant dish.  I didn't try it, but she enjoyed it.


My choice of Honey Walnut Shrimpl.  I absolutely loved this one!  The menu said it was spicy, but it wasn't spicy at all for me.  It was also on the sweeter side.  I almost didn't want to share this one!


A generic Beef and Broccoli which I used to gauge the restaurant.  It was also a dish that I knew Lucas would definitely eat.  It was a bit on the salty side, but the beef was tender and the broccoli had a slight crunch to it instead of being completely limp.


Mr. Munchimunch's choice of Ham Fried Rice.  I never order fried rice from a restaurant, because the rice being used is probably leftover rice from the day before.  I didn't try this, but Mr. Munchimunch ate half of this.


I can't remember what this dish was, but I believe this was another spicy dish that I did not try.  There were leftovers for this one so I guess the other dishes were better.

Ordering take out didn't take too long, but I feel like the dishes were on the pricier side.  We had plenty of food for 4 1/2 people with leftovers.  Out of everything ordered, I'd have to say the Honey Walnut Shrimp was the best.  I'll definitely be revisiting Red Corner China Diner to try out a few other dishes.  I totally recommend visiting for their Honey Walnut Shrimp, and if you're allergic to seafood, they also have Honey Walnut Chicken!

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