Monday, September 10, 2012
On Friday I tried what may be my favorite Sentinel selection yet: chicken salad. This version had big chunks of white meat, tossed in a bit of mayo, with roasted pumpkin seeds and a slight suggestion of apricot. I haven't seen this on the menu before but I certainly hope I see it again!
Speaking of which, it's lunchtime, and it might be time for another wander...
Friday, September 7, 2012
I had to try the bun rieu, their #1 soup on the menu and the most-hyped. A crab and tomato broth, with plentiful noodles, several pieces of crab omelette, and a couple meatballs besides.
I loved how they served it in thoughtful to-go packaging, with chopsticks, a disposable soup spoon, and the broth set aside to pour over the noodles at your destination. My coworker ordered the beef pho, and the beef was thinly sliced and just slightly undercooked, to finish with the hot broth.
This was a hearty portion of soup and quite filling. And while I normally prioritize the main ingredients, in this case I actually most enjoyed the broth, which carried the tang of tomatoes and the depth of crab flavor, but was impressively balanced and not too rich.
I'm totally into this place; I almost can't wait for another gloomy day to go back!