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What I Ate: October 11, 2009 (Z'Tejas)

Posted 11 October, 2009 at 8:02pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: Tina's mother made jiu cai he (garlic chives with egg and mung bean noodles wrapped in a flour pocket and pan fried). They were very tasty.
Jiu Cai He

Lunch: We tried Z'Tejas (1110 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 478-5355‎) for brunch. The server recommended Eggs Benedict which I decided to go with (since I really enjoy a well made Eggs Benedict). The hollandaise sauce was smooth, creamy, and buttery. The eggs were poached very well with a fully runny yolk but solid whites - however they were a bit messy looking. A little trim would have been good. The ham was very thinly sliced and cooked until crispy and set ontop a very thin English muffin half. Both the ham and the muffin were too thin contributing only the crunchy and crispy texture and none of the chewiness that helps make Eggs Benedict that wonderful combination of all sorts of textures. I could have also used a light sprinkling of salt. The roasted potatoes that came on the plate were very well crisped but lacked flavor. I could barely taste any potato flavor and there was no detectable salt.
Z’Tejas - Eggs Benedict

Tina had a chicken and potato hash that we both found less than tasty and ended up leaving half of it. Overall, our experience was subpar.

1 comment to What I Ate: October 11, 2009 (Z'Tejas)

Connie, October 15th, 2009 at 10:57 am:

  • Michael,

    Can you share the recipe jiu cai he (garlic chives with egg and mung bean noodles wrapped in a flour pocket and pan fried) from Tina's mom. I am chinese and love to learn how to make this dish. Please kindly respond via my e-mail address.

    Thank you,