Lake Inez – Familiar Tastes with Interesting Takes

Lake Inez describes its food as Asian street and comfort food.  The chef, Jay Moore, was the sous chef at Momofuku Ko in New York.  The menu was pretty interesting.

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We started with a Teriyaki Beef Tartare that was served with nori.

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Followed by a crunchy bbq squash salad.

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Then Miso Molasses Pork Skewers.  The flavor of these reminded me of Filipino Ihaw which is grilled skewered meat.

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Next were Gyoza sausage rolls.  These were presented in puff pastry like a traditional sausage roll with the filling having the gyoza type filling.

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We also had lemon pepper wings.

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…and lastly, eggplant katsu.

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For dessert, banana cream pie (“deconstructed”).

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Service was ok.  Not over the top friendly but not neglectful.  The food was good and they put a lot of thought into creative twists on Asian dishes.  When the menu changes, I would probably return to try new things.  8/10

 

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