Recently the family and I went to Que Huong to feast on hard-to-find protein dishes like wild boar meat, quail, goat and more. I’ve been to Que Huong a few times (you can read about it here, here and here), and have always enjoyed their food, especially the addictive fish sauce wings.

The dining space is quite large, perfect for a big group.

Each person in our group chose a dish:

Mango salad

I had this really good papaya salad on one visit, though I can never find it on the menu. I asked about it and the waiter told me that they didn’t have papaya that night but they could make a mango one. The mangoes are tart, so don’t expect a sweet salad. The spicy sweet sauce is what makes the salad stand out though. Everyone at the table seemed to enjoy this one and it was gone in no time.

Fish sauce wings

The wings are crispy and glazed with fish sauce. They have other types of glazes as well, but our favorite is the fish sauce wings. We even ordered them for Superbowl Sunday this year.

Roasted Quail

There was a light sweet glaze on the quail and I was happy to see the quail was actually quite meaty.

After making the ridiculously easy and amazingly delicious two ingredient flourless Nutella cake, I immediately began thinking of other versions I could make. My first thought was to try a peanut butter one.

Well the first attempt was a disaster. I could tell right away the batter was too thick. The cake came out full of small holes and was not sweet at all. It was so bad, even the puppy wouldn’t touch it.

So I regrouped and tried again, reducing the peanut butter amount and adding sugar to the batter. And this time it was a success. It baked up just like the Nutella cake. While I prefer the Nutella cake, I like the peanut butter one too. And it’s almost just as easy to make.

FH and I stopped for a meal at Daphne’s Cafe the other day and were able to check out a few new menu items they recently started offering such as the shrimp pita, and flatbread pizza.

Daphne’s is on our rotation of fast food joints, especially on days we’re looking for healthier fast food. We are both signed up for the Pita Points Club so we get coupons often as well as free entrees on our birthday.  Click here to sign up for the club.  We also like going because the La Jolla location we go to always has a super friendly staff.

It’s been a while since we’ve visited and I had been wanting to try the new grilled shrimp items. Lucky for me, right before I went, I was contacted by Daphne’s and given some Daphne dollars to spend at my leisure on some of their new menu items.

Shrimp Pita

Daphne’s recently added grilled and crispy shrimp dishes to it’s menu. I was most interested in the grilled shrimp as a healthier choice of entree from the menu, so I tried the grilled shrimp pita. There is also a shrimp salad, and shrimp skewers combo served with two sides and pita bread.

There were five plump and juicy shrimp in my pita. I loved the seasoning and was happy the shrimp was not dried out from the grilling.

Rustic Greek Flatbread pizza (flatbread pizza and savory tomato sauce topped with sliced roma tomatoes, cucumbers, tabouli, mozzarella and feta cheeses, bell peppers, red onions and kalamata olives.)