I knew we’d be back but I didn’t think it would be within 24 hours.   What can I say? We love Mala!  I tried not to order the same stuff as last time but we had to get another order of Brussels sprouts because they’re damn good.

(To clarify, when I say that I’m eating Paleo when dining out I’m just trying to avoid grains, starches, and refined sugars.  I know that most restaurants use sugar, starches, and soy in their marinades and sauces but I just pretend I don’t know.)

Here’s what we ate at lunch today:

Cucumber salad with furikake:


Stir fried Brussels sprouts with sesame seeds, fresh mint, and crispy wontons (we ate around the wontons):


Ahi Burger (house made) with romaine, tomato, tartar sauce, and fries.  I asked them to hold the bun and my kids ate my fries.  Bad paleo mommy!


Avalon seared sashimi with spicy shiitake ginger sauce:


I have to admit that  the sashimi was not one of my favorite dishes.  I expected it to be more Japanese-y instead of Chinese-y.  Plus, there was a huge dollop of mashed potatoes on my plate that wasn’t advertised on the menu.  WTF?  Who pairs sashimi with mashed potatoes?  I forgive you, Mala, but it better not happen again.

Who am I kidding?  We’ll probably be back in the next few days.

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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