Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Date night w/ The Hubs!

Love this man.  

Best thing that ever happened to me.

Trying out Rasika!  

Supposedly the best Indian restaurant in greater Washington DC area!

Mango Mocktail Spritzer

My Mango mocktail was delicious and refreshing! 

Masala Chai

Palak Chaat - crispy baby spinach w/ yogurt, onions, tamarind and dates


Seriously one of the BEST things I've ever eaten in my entire life.

I know it looks like a blah indistinguishable mess.  But it was DELICIOUS!

It was flash fried spinach.. fried no longer then 7 seconds in chickpea oil with various other things sprinkled in.

I can't describe it it was INSANELY deliciously.. like the best kale chips you've ever had in your life x 234342398778976384765 but fried.. and more delicious. HAHAHAHA. So not helpful.  But seriously if you visit the DC area you MUST TRY THIS DISH!

Chicken Tikka Masala

This was good.. but not spicy enough...  honestly I've been spoiled with amazing Indian food having lived in the Bay area for half a decade.. Hello Berkeley anyone hahahah?

Khatta Meetha Black Cod Duo w/ Quinoa

Butterfish prepared two ways!  

Delicious.. rich and buttery.. but my heart still aches for my absolute favorite dish in the WHOLE WORLD.. Roy's Miso Butterfish in Hawaii!

I find that I always order Black Cod whenever I see it on a menu and then end up comparing it to Roy's Miso Butterfish and always feel let down.  I should probably stop doing that. BAHAHAHAHA.

Mint Paratha & Garlic Naan

Tandoori Chicken Tikka

This was surprisingly delicious.  I'm typically not a fan of Tandoori Chicken because I always feel like it comes out too dry from baking in the clay oven.  But the Hubs wanted to order this dish so I relented.  He did after all fly 99283749823749 miles just to take me out to dinner. ahahahaha.

Anyways suffice to say I was pleasantly surprised theirs was moist and delicious!  I was quite impressed with this dish.

Cucumber Pachadi - Yogurt, mustard seeds, curry & leaves

Our Yummy Spread!

IDK what's going on here.

My favorite part of a meal dessert!

(Yay right who am I kidding I love beginning, middle and end hahahahah) 

Apple Jalebi

Omg this was freakin' delicious!  

It was deep fried apples in a impossibly crispy and heavenly batter soaked in honey and pistachio's

Hello deliciousness!

Toffee & Date sticky pudding

This was delicious too!  It's a take on my favorite British dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding.. but theirs was sweetened with dates I think and I found myself rather quite enjoying it because sometimes I think the English version is a tad too sweet for me.

Love the decor of this restaurant - kitschy and modern!

Requisite bathroom shots!

Shizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I'm shiny.  

I've forgotten just HOW ridiculously humid it is here on the east coast!

My verdict is that the restaurant was delicious!  But honestly if I were to go back I would just order one of the the flash fried spinach appetizers for myself and order a tandoori chicken to share it for some protein and eat it like a chicken salad BAHAHAHAHAHA.

And then dessert of course.  

Because their dessert is NOMMY.

Oh.. and did I mention I'm officially 30? 

Hahahaha Happy 30th B-Day to me! :p

Good-bye 20's Hello 30's!


  1. XXX's club is the best! Haha! Welcome! :)

  2. I love the booth seating area - the cut out is so unusual and eye catching!

    If you like food / food pics, you may like this!

  3. i fricken love this place. so glad you had the palak chaat.

  4. all the time when I`m looking at your post I need to eat something :)))

    kisses dear

  5. the place was fantastic! your bag take a piece of my heart!

  6. Oh my that food looks delicious. And you look beautiful. I love your striped blazer. Happy birthday!

    Tracy @

  7. its midnight here and i have a sudden craving for chicken masala <33

  8. hapy 30th darling! You don't look a day older than 25!

  9. Happy B-day, nice ;)

  10. now i want indian food. :P looks like a great dinner out Lisa!

  11. Happy Birthday!!!! I can't belive...truly 30th? :)

  12. You are so cute together ! Happy birthday :)

  13. YAY! Happy birthday! How cute are those little booths?! I love the decor of the restaurant.. I want that to be my kitchen. Tikka masala is my fave but I like it spicy spicy spicy!

    xx, Julie

  14. The food looks delicious and I really love your beautiful dress! I can see that the two of you are totally in love with each other ;)

  15. I love chai and Indian food, that looks delicious!

  16. Looks like you guys had a fantastic time out, all the food looks ggrrrreat :-)

  17. The food looks good :) nice photos!
    I also really like your eye makeup look!
    Happy Birthday! ;)

  18. Wow the food looks really amazing. You're making me so hungry. I love Indian food. You look very beautiful! Happy birthday again~

  19. Happy birthday miss! You look beautiful and everything looks yummy...mmm chai! :))

  20. love the way the restaurant had decorated!

    and so loving your hair still! Why are you always so perfecto looking in your photos :p

    I miss reading your blog so much! I have no life as of late :(

  21. You guys are TOO cute! I love what you wrote about him. Everyone should feel that way! :)

    xx Vivian

  22. You guys are TOO cute! I love what you wrote about him. Everyone should feel that way! :)

    xx Vivian

  23. Happy 21st birthday to you, dearie! No make that 25th coz that's a better age to do more fun stuff.

    Wow. The spinach thingy sure sound like what I would love too. I know how some food look like a mash but taste like a charm.

    Butterfish looks like this? It's just like butter chicken. I think I've to really try the miso butterfish from hawaii if I could afford to go there in my lifetime to kinow what you are talking about.

    I'm so hungry now looking at all your food pictures! You and your hubz eat a lot too! Do you all usually finish everything? Me and my hubz have been controlling our diet and we try not to eat too much since we are also AHEM... both in our forever-25-year-old phase. Metabolism isn't that high anymore.

  24. Happy Birthday again beautiful! I am LOVING your dress!