I pass by Sheesh Mahal fairly often when I run my errands, but never seem to have time to eat before work. Today I actually had about an hour to kill before work so I decided to give it a try. I am glad I did. Sheesh Mahal states that they are an authentic halal Pakistani and Indian restaurant. From the outside it looks run down and something that is easily missed. I have found that sometimes these are the best restaurants.
My friend and I have been here before for cupcakes before they started serving lunch. When I saw that they now served lunch I wanted to try them out. I ordered the roasted veggie sandwich that they had with the tofu mayo. I also decided on the chipotle chocolate cupcake for dessert.
I took a seat and nursed the bottled tea I got and stared at my cupcake while they made the sandwich. It took a little while for them to make the sandwich. Not sure if they had to make the mayo or what was going on in the back, but it seemed to take a long time for it to be made.
Although the menu really hadn’t changed since I had been here last I still took a couple of minutes to look at it to decide what I wanted. I really wanted the SOB burger but the veggie patty hasn’t changed and still has egg in it. I settled for the frito pie with vegan cheese and also ordered some hot green tea and sat down with my tea and waited for my order to be ready.
For my dad’s birthday dinner I decided to take him to Sandro’s in Moore. He really likes the Norman location and we had been wanting to see the Moore location, so tonight was the night. It was a quick drive up Eastern from Norman into Moore then after navigating the traffic on 19th we were there. It is tucked away in the North side of the shopping center on the SE corner of 19th and I-35. You can’t see it from the main roads, but you should spot it when you turn into the shopping center on the light past the service road.
When we got there I helped dad remember the pizza he usually ordered which was the Quattro Gusti. I ordered the eggplant parm. I knew I was going to eat there so I had the foresight in bringing some Daiya shredded mozzarella and Go Veggie vegan parmesan cheese. I asked them if they could make my eggplant parm using the cheese and they didn’t have any problem with using it.
When I walked in it had the menu on the top like so many other chain Chinese restaurants you don’t really immediately know is a chain. I looked at a paper menu and noticed immediately that they only had three items on the veggie part of the menu, I know I could have ordered something else and just asked them to sub tofu for meat, but this time I just decided to order the szechuan tofu extra spicy and a couple of spring rolls.
I spent a couple of minutes looking at the menu and decided on chips and guacamole and a veggie “chimychanga” with no cheese or sour cream (I didn’t know if it came with it or not, but that is how I ordered it.) I also splurged and got a Negro Modelo as well. After the counter person took my order, he walked me over to the order pick up station and prepared the chips and guacamole for me. Directly behind me was a taco station, so I grabbed a few of their salsas that they had out and put it in the provided container and then went to sit down.
We were immediately greeted when we came in the establishment, and we were sat at a booth near the tortilla making station. We moved to a booth on the other side of the isle so we could watch the lady make the tortillas better. Quickly after we sat down there was a basket of chips, black bean dip, and queso left at our table. We asked for some tortillas and butter, and along with the tortillas there was also a couple of red salsas that was left on our table. All of this was complimentary. The salsas and bean dips were really good. The tortillas were thick and reminded me of the sole part of the Huarache at Tacos San Pedro.
Today I needed to shop at Super Cao Nguyen and after shopping I was in need of nourishment so I stopped in to Cafe Oasis for a quick bite to eat. It is located in the same building as Super Cao Nguyen but in a separate shopping area to the south of the grocery store. After climbing the stairs to the restaurant I looked at the menu and decided on kung pao tofu and a cup of cold jasmine tea.
After paying for my food I sat down next to the window and waited for my food to come. As I waited my tea came. It was a nice large cup with a piece of plastic sealed on top. With the tea I was given a straw, on one end there was a sharp point to poke through the plastic barrier. I thought that this was pretty cool, because you are less likely to spill your drink with the normal lids that you put on and take off. The tea was pretty good, had a nice note of jasmine, and didn’t taste diluted from being chilled. It wasn’t remarkable, but wasn’t horrible either.
I ordered their Garfield (lasagna), Down Home Bowl (bbq and mac and cheese) and a kids size layered enchiladas so I could try everything on the menu today.
I walked into a pretty nice looking but empty restaurant. I thought I was in for a treat and a nice meal by the appearance of the outside. I was immediately greeted and asked if I wanted an order togo. I told the lady behind the counter that I will eat here, and sat at a booth. I was given a drink and dinner menu and started looking through both. There were a couple of things I wanted to try and was making note of, but also noticed that there wasn’t any falafel on the menu either. I was pretty disappointed in that fact, so I just decided to get a hummus pita and some oolong tea. I had my order taken and then looked around the place as my food was being made in the back.
Once lunch time came around I took the burrito out of the plastic lining and found that the corn tortilla was broken in several places. It had cracked probably because the freezing made it fragile, or it was wrapped tightly and the beans expanded too much when frozen. I was disappointed but I wrapped it in a paper towel and put it in the microwave. I cooked it for 2 minutes, flipping halfway through.
This little Thai restaurant has been in my radar for quite some time, I just never got the opportunity to try it out until today. I waited way too long to try it out, and I have to say that Norman really does have some good Thai restaurants. This one is only second to Thai Delight.
This small family owned restaurant is located on the North side of Lindsey and just West of Berry. There is just a small row of parking in front, luckily there was one spot left that I snuck into. I walked into the place to a pretty packed house. All the other tables were full so I was sat at the table they had open to use for large parties and also as a communal table for people like me who were singles. I checked out the lunch buffet that they had going before deciding to order from the menu. I decided on a couple of my regular dishes which were an order of vegetable spring rolls and massaman curry with tofu Thai hot. I also ordered some iced tea to drink.
When I got home and it was time for dessert I popped open the top and dug in. The white coconut ice cream was creamy and had a nice mouthfeel and flavor. It only had just a slight taste of coconut. The chocolate chips sprinkled in was small enough that they were easy to bite into. I didn’t feel like I was breaking my teeth like I had to with Amy’s Mocha chocolate chip.
I saw Shawarma Vite browsing for new places to eat on Urbanspoon and I knew I had to try the food here. I am a sucker for hummus and babaganush.
I try not to spend much time around the OU campus especially when school is in session so I am not familiar with the campus area. I am really not familiar with the area South of Lindsey, so it took me a couple of minutes to find the place even with using Waze).
I walked into a small restaurant with middle eastern music playing in the background the restaurant had a single row of table seating and a small bar like seating at the window. There were a total of 4 tables and three of them had patrons at them. There was a single person behind the counter taking orders and cooking. I looked at the menu and asked what was on the sampler platters. He talked me into the gourmet platter, but I asked if he could put the babaganush on instead of the feta salad. He said it wouldn’t be a problem so I ordered that and a falafel pita. I also got an iced moroccan tea to drink.