By Cliff BostockFriday April 18, 2008 08:56 pm EDT
Danger! Danger! Very orange food! This is the fried pork with fresh pineapples and sweet-and-sour sauce at Top Spice Thai and Malaysian Cuisine. I lunched there a few days ago at their Toco Hills location with my friend Rose, who selected this dish ... and regretted it. It might make a good dessert, but it's way too sweet for an entree.
I, on the other hand, ordered the spicy beef rendang, a wonderful version â€” even if it was half the quantity of candied pork that Rose received.
There's plenty on the menu to enjoy here â€” particularly the Malaysian dishes â€” and lunch costs under $10, with rice and coconut-mushroom soup.
It was mid-July and I had not eaten in a restaurant in four months — not even outdoors. The idea was terrifying. I imagined people huddled on crowded patios, inhaling and exhaling the coronavirus like smoke in a hookah lounge. They would all be 23 and drunk, flaunting their dolphinlike lungs and uncreased skin, or they would be escapees from nursing homes blowing kisses through fingers coated... | more...