• Oh-6-Ate-Ate-Oh, Jerri

So Much Food Swag

I just did several dances around my house while eating the best food I’ve had in months from Kawa Ni. Most of the time, I cook for us because I think my food is better than most restaurants, cheaper, and I don’t have to drive to get it. But, this is the sort of food that is worth ordering and picking up. The delicate dance of flavors that’s only accomplished through layering of elements and knowing how it all works was exactly what we experienced in every, single bite. I called my sister while eating and she had to hang up because of my annoying noises. Each dish reminded me of something new, yet unfamiliar. To me, this is where food done right really hits it good. This takes me back to living in Taiwan and the food being so layered. Traditional Asian flavors are married perfectly with skills mastered to such a quiet perfection I sighed when I took bites. We enjoyed: Shaved Broccoli (no ham) gobbled it up.. Miso cucumbers that were in a sesame dressing that was crunchy and refreshing while also fat and crunchy at the same time. Sorcery. I drank the dressing. Could bathe in it. Shall make it into a perfume. Shishito peppers with a peanut sauce that was sweet, spicy, and phenomenally delicious. Finger licking good. More, but I’m sure you all don’t want to read my ramblings on what I think may be one of my top 10 meals of my life. This is up there with this place in Paris in the 7th where they make the best pizza. We’ll go back to the beans and rice on Thursday (after we eat the leftovers), but I’m so feeling like a happy and fed queen awaiting Jason Mamoa to be brought to my chambers (not feeling overly stuffed - good thing). I don’t often write reviews of restaurants because few are worthy of it (jaded), but this was worthy of thumb time. Vegetarian goodness!