Austin restaurants and dishes are featured in my monthly Flavors of the Month posts. Check out this post for recommendations!
Lunch at Donkey Mo’s
Donkey Mo’s is a solid choice for lunch, especially if you’re shopping at H-Mart. Korean fried chicken, fried dumplings, and kimchi-topped french fries. I didn’t say it was the healthiest choice. 😉
Breakfast at Snooze
Don’t these dishes look so good? Snooze has become a breakfast/brunch staple in town because they’re able to crank out a variety of dishes. It’s a good option, though you’ll likely have to wait for a table.
Homemade Vanilla Caramel Cupcakes
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I used to make cupcakes pretty frequently! It’s been a while since I’ve done it but these cupcakes for a friend’s birthday were delicious. I admit the cake was from a box, but the caramel and frosting are both homemade.
I’ve heard plenty of rumors about this cookie. I spotted it when I was shopping in Whole Foods and of course, had to get one for myself. It is absolutely delicious. Henbit is the sister restaurant of Emmer & Rye and is located at the food hall at Fareground Austin. They now sell their Henbit Monster Cookies at local Austin Whole Foods!
Dinner at El Naranjo
I can’t believe this was my first visit to El Naranjo. YOU GUYS. How is this restaurant not talked about more? I was lucky to dine here as a guest of a company and got to try multiple dishes. You know it was good if you keep thinking about the food and would jump to visit the next night. The ceviche, guacamole, and Queso Oaxaca Fundido were excellent. I got the camarones y hongos a la mancha as my entree and while it was simple, it was delicious. For dessert, the churros and the cheesecake are both dishes I would order again! I can’t wait to go back, and next time, I want to try the Mexico City street tacos, mole negro, and short ribs.
Lunch at Sip Saam Thai
This is our new favorite Thai restaurant! The food is delicious, service is excellent, and I love the space. I’ll be adding it to my recommendations for Best North Austin restaurants. Som tum (papaya salad) and either tom yum or tom kha are typical starters for us. Thai tea is best for combating the spice. This time around we got the kabocha curry, but I also love the yellow curry, pad thai, and crab fried rice. The mango with sticky rice is huge, so make sure to save room!
Dinner at Comedor
I’ve been curious about this new restaurant! We had finished playing ping pong at Spin down the street and had about an hour before our parking meter was up. We tried five dishes for dinner. The yellowfin tuna in spicy watermelon broth was our favorite dish! We also liked the scallop crudo, bone marrow tacos, and lengua quesadilla. The chicken liver mousse was a little strange to us. Overall, we thought it was a good first visit. The service was attentive, though sitting elbow to elbow with other diners was a little uncomfortable when we weren’t expecting it.
Indonesian Dinner at Twin Panda
If you like Asian food, you should follow my friend Lenny on Instagram. She knows lots of Asian restaurants in Austin and is a talented home cook. I learned about this Indonesian restaurant from her and we decided to try it out. We got the oxtail soup and soto betawi (spicy beef soup). The interior of the restaurant could be improved but the food was good! This was a great intro to Indonesian food and we can’t wait to try more on our trip.
Snacks at 8 Track
We met up some friends to watch a football game and ended up trying some snacks. I got the churros and chicken and friends got the crab cake corndogs and Korean hot chicken sandwich. This place is good for casual snacks.
What was your favorite thing you ate recently?