Even though I have just an average opinion of Green Plate Asian Bistro*, my co-workers seem to like it, so I was recently back again there for lunch a third time. They say third time’s a charm, right?
This time I ordered the Green Plate Asian Ribs from the Hot Plates section of the menu. 36-hour-Sous vide baby back ribs with House Asian barbecue sauce and white rice, and also a choice of miso soup or house salad with ginger dressing. I chose the salad in an attempt to be healthy. (But who was I kidding… look at that slathering of dressing!)
I had no idea what “sous vide” was, but I read “baby back ribs” and was sold. I later Wikipedia-ed the term and learned that it was a method of cooking whereby the food is put into an airtight bag and placed in a water bath or steam environment at a lower-than-usual cooking temperature for a longer-than-usual cooking time. This method of cooking allows the meat (or vegetables) to be cooked more evenly and also retain moisture. Hm, learn something new every day…
I was recently craving sushi, so returned to Green Plate Asian Bistro* to sample something different from their (fairly extensive) menu. Last time, I ordered the Steak Teriyaki Bento Box, and remembered it was pretty good, so I thought I’d try another bento box. #roundtwo
I ordered the Sushi Bento Box this time, which includes five pieces of chef’s choice sushi. I was originally going to order it last time but since my waitress didn’t know exactly what the chef’s choice sushi included when I asked her, I ended up ordering the steak teriyaki instead. After seeing what I was missing out on, I immediately regretted my decision and vowed that I wouldn’t make the same mistake twice!
Noodles, sushi, and meats. How could a menu get any more complete than that?!
A frolleague of mine recently introduced me to an Asian restaurant she stumbled upon in a suburb of Miami. Green Plate Asian Bistro* in Doral opened in July 2014 and claims to be “a combination of authentic Chinese, Thai, and Japanese culinary culture with a modern twist.” Given my inclination towards fusion cuisine, I didn’t hesitate to give it a go.
I went for lunch and tried the Steak Teriyaki Bento Box. I originally asked for the Sushi Bento, but decided to pick something else since my waitress couldn’t tell me what the chef’s choice sushi was — and I wasn’t in a very risky mood that day. I was impressed with the extensive menu of bento boxes Green Plate offered. (Each bento box comes with a choice of miso soup or house salad, a California roll, a spring roll, and seaweed salad.)
Feeling healthy, I started off with a house salad with ginger dressing. Standard fare, nothing special there — but not that I was expecting anything extraordinary. I’d give it an okay.