Ba Ren is one of my favorite chinese restaurants in San Diego. The restaurant specializes in Szechwan cuisine. Recently when trying to pick a place to eat, I realized it’s been well over a year since our last visit. Time to rectify that.
Szechwan cuisine often uses a lot of chili peppers and peppercorn. With the cold weather, Ba Ren is the perfect place to dine since the majority of the menu is made up of spicy dishes. I like coming here when I have a large group of people because they have several large tables and the restaurant usually isn’t full.
At the front of the restaurant they serve house-made cold appetizers. You can get a plate of three as a starter for around $5. We got two plates since we had such a large group. I really enjoy the cold appetizers here. I’ve tasted almost all of them at some point and they are all well-made.
This plate consisted of marinated gizzard, seaweed salad and marinated bamboo shoots.
This plate consisted of spicy tripe, spicy pig ears, and cucumber salad.
A specialty of sichuan cuisine is spicy boiled beef.
Breakfast biscuit egg bacon sandwich in a cute, portable form. Preparation only takes about 10 minutes. This may be my favorite breakfast cup creation yet.
I knew there were more variations I haven’t though of. Some great one I’ve been missing. Then the other day I saw my brother eating a biscuit breakfast sandwich. And suddenly I had my answer.
When I used to get breakfast at McDonald’s, my choice was always the sausage biscuit sandwich. This is a take on that sandwich, but with bacon instead of sausage, and in a convenient cup form.
Happy happy Friday! I’m super excited it’s Friday, are you? It’s December and time for another giveaway! This time there will be four winners. Four!
Recently, I was given an opportunity through Foodbuzz to give away Duncan Hines coupons for free products. I was given 2 coupons for free Duncan Hines products (up to a $3.99 value for each one), and then given 8 more to give to my readers. So I’m going to pick four lucky readers, each who will receive two coupons for free Duncan Hines products.
Even though I bake from scratch quite frequently, I like to keep a few boxes of cake mix on hand at all times in case of an emergency-no-time-to-bake-from-scratch type of scenario. I also like to keep them on hand to make cake mix cookies! I adore cake mix cookies. They have a homemade feel but without much work. What’s so great about Duncan Hines is that they carry red velvet cake mix, which I haven’t found with the other big cake mix brand companies.
I’ve made all sorts of cake mix cookies, but in December, I love making some festive red velvet cake mix cookies. The cookies pictured are ones I made last year. I plan on making them again soon. The cookies have a crispy exterior and fudgy interior. Yum.