Many years back, my mother got me a card saying, “So I haven’t written lately…” and you open it up and it says, “Well, neither has Shakespeare!”
In that spirit of unapologetic lethargy, I belatedly bring you a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing.
A couple of weekends back, Mvbl Feast set up at the corner of Saratoga and Stevens Creek at lunchtime on a Saturday, along with an antiques fair. The Lovely and Talented had been eyeing a few pieces and thought it was a nice opportunity for synchronicity – “Antiques and Food Trucks together, what could be better?”
So we found ourselves in line for Iz-It, carefully considering our choices. I got a Tofu Taco, while the L & T got the shrimp scampi.
The “scampi” was really a nice garlic-fried shrimp, served with some steamed rice. She complained a bit about how “greasy” it was while wolfing it down hungrily – methinks the lady doth protest too much. It was a bit oily, but I expect that of anything labelled “scampi.” I expect scampi to be more of a butter-boiled shrimp with lots of garlic; this had the garlic fried and then the shrimp added – the shrimp was cooked perfectly and the garlic had that sweet, fried flavor that’s sooooo good. It was a treat.
Now, these guys are really messing with my well-know bias against tofu. The Tofu Taco was actually delicious, with marinated tofu breaded in panko and deep-fried. The result was a piece of tofu that was like a nice piece of fried fish – crispy on the outside, but soft, tasty, and almost creamy on the inside. Served with a couple of small tortillas, lettuce, some veggies,and a delicious pico de gallo, I could easily have had a couple of them, if I were not trying to achieve a lean and hungry look.
So a successful adventure was pursued: food was eaten, antiques purchased. Tonight we’ll go to the new Word on the StreEats event at Piedmont Hills High School and partake of what can be found there. If sack and sugar be a fault, God help the wicked!