Around our neighborhood & surrounding neighborhoods there are many restaurants, however, they are all chain restaurants. Chain restaurants do serve the purpose of providing predictability, but many of them don’t have many semi-healthy/healthy options, and I tire of them easily. Don’t worry, there are many non-chain restaurants as you drive the cop infested streets of Sandy, Midvale, Murray, etc. (i.e. – Tin Roof Grill, The Bohemian and many others), and those are the types of food venues I prefer.
Often I drive north on 700 East and pass the ‘Asian Potato’, and think what an interesting name. Then I start asking myself, “Is this an Asian restaurant that has a potato in every dish? Where did they come up with that name?” Well, a couple of nights ago it was my night to cook & I decided I didn’t feel like cooking & suggested Pei Wei (one of our standard semi-healthy establishments we regularly frequent; yes, I know it’s a chain). Then Thor said, “How about the ‘Asian Potato’?”
So we ventured out & dined at the Asian Potato, and I have to say it’s not potato themed (and I never found out the origins of the name). I am glad to say that all the food we ate was REALLY good!! Here’s what we had:
- Veggie Spring Rolls – These were very fresh & some of the best I’ve had in awhile. Yes, they were deep fried, but I had to try them.
- Hot & Sour Soup – Very thick & just the right amount of hot to clear your sinuses.
- Panang Curry (hot red curry) – Came in a bowl with chicken, veggies, coconut milk & just the right combination of sweet & hot.
- Szechwan Chicken – I emphasized I didn’t want a deep-fried dish, so I got this. Nice & hot, just the way I like it & lots of veggies.