True Food Kitchen – Second Visit

Went to True Food Kitchen  in Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA, for the second time yesterday, and again this place is perfect.  We started with Refreshers, including the Medicine Man, discovering that TFK is the only place to offer Olivello juice (an extract from sea buckthorn berries)!  The second Refresher was the Green Arnie.

Our Appetizers were the day’s raw fish, which was Hamachi in a lovely citrus sauce, and the Shrimp Dumplings, which had such vibrant flavors of fresh ginger, shitake mushrooms.  Sublime!

For our main dishes, we enjoyed Ahi Sliders (incredible flavor, great roll, great aoili) and Panang Curry with just perfect sauce, fresh tender chicken.  Really good.

Service is crisp, friendly, efficient, and the people working there (lots of them) seem to be enjoying themselves!  We really had no room, but had to try dessert, and we chose Apple Cranberry crisp with Maple Non-Dairy Ice Cream.  I was a bit mesmerized by the time this arrived, so I forgot to take a picture!  The fruit was tender and flavorful, and the topping was really perfect – sweet, crisp, with oats, seeds, etc.  I pride myself on my crisps, and this was better than I make at home. 

Left the place in a state of bliss, maybe its the water!  I am really impressed with TFK, and will definitely go back to try everything.

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