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What I Ate: April 29, 2010 (Baguette House, Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant)

Posted 29 April, 2010 at 10:17pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: We headed up to Fortune Seafood Chinese Restaurant (10901 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 490-1426‎) for an event they were holding. The event was bridal focused, but we were there to try the food. They served honey walnut shrimp, fried squid, beef with mushrooms, chicken & shrimp with snap peas, and shrimp fried rice. The beef and squid were much too salty, and the chicken & shrimp with snap peas were quite bland. We've had dim sum at Fortune before and tonight's food wasn't up to the same quality. It will be interesting to eat there for dinner one night to see how the execution is.
Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant - Assorted Buffet Food

Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant - Honey Walnut Shrimp

Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant - Beef with Mushrooms

Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant - Chicken & Shrimp with Snap Peas

We walked across the parking lot to Baguette House (10901 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 837-9100‎) to try their banh mi. We tried their Special Combination Sandwich and their BBQ Pork Sandwich. Both were great - they tasted exactly how a banh mi should taste - lightly pickled vegetables, pate, that mayo-like sauce, and subtle flavors accented with jalapenos and cilantro.
Baguette House - Special Combination Sandwich

Baguette House - BBQ Pork Sandwich

Lunch: I ate the half chicken caesar salad I had left over.
Leftover Costco Chicken Caesar Salad