CT Eats

CT Eats: Founders Cafe nice but not impressive

While there is a gorgeous, bright mural on one of the walls, the overall atmosphere and décor did not lend themselves to that really comfortable vibe I was searching for. The food also seemed to follow this theme of “nice, but not too impressive.”

CT Eats: Yummy Garden Part I

Yummy Garden’s main Chinese menu was so extensive that having the separate create-your-own-hot-pot menu on top of that was just too overwhelming for two 5-foot-very-few-inches gals in the big city.

CT Eats: El Sauza has frighteningly good food

Upon first impression, we were definitely pleased with the atmosphere of the restaurant. The theme of the place was bright, warm colors, making for an aesthetic both festive and cozy at the same time.

CT Eats: SEA Restaurant makes waves with good Vietnamese food

The egg rolls, reminded me more of spring rolls: smaller, with a thinner and crispier exterior. I love when you can tell that something is fresh, piping hot, and directly out of the fryer, and this was definitely one of those cases.

CT Eats: John’s Tex Mex falls short

After a couple bites, the freshness of both the plain, cold fish and the sauce along with the also cold and fresh tomato and lettuce became a bit too plain. Everything was just a bit cold, soft, and bland when combined.

CT Eats: Amaya offers Indian food rich in flavor

The menu featured numerous different variations of naan, some even stuffed, but we decided to give the garlic naan a go.

CT Eats: Addis Ababa brings delicious Ethiopian food to Rochester

Now, this may be the only review in which you’ll read me say I enjoyed the dryness of the meat. The chunks of lamb were sturdy and a bit dried out, but this just allowed them to soak up more of that great sauce and to fall apart at the hands of it, giving the meat almost the consistency of a brisket.

CT Eats: Kung Fu, bubble tea that comes with a kick

I absolutely adored my honey milk tea. The honey flavor was spot on, strong, and easily identifiable without being overly sweet — I could easily drink the whole thing pleasantly without feeling that awful numbing, tongue-drying buildup of sweetness.

CT Eats: Sakura House’s food blossoms with flavor

One nice adjustment was making the individual wheels of negimaki perfectly bite-sized. Being able to eat the negimaki in one bite allowed for all the flavors to burst in your mouth at once.

CT Eats: Aladdin’s puts the magic in Mediterranean food

The restaurant had a very welcoming aesthetic. Warm colors, plants, and tons of natural light made for a friendly, comfortable, inviting atmosphere — perfect for an impending food coma.