As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been in Philly this week for a conference and 2 of the nights here we got to go to dinner. The first dinner (which I’ll speak of at a later time) was…not my fave. But the 2nd dinner was seriously delicious. And the best part was we could walk there.
It was Susanna Foo in Radnor, PA.
First of all, as soon as we walked inside we were very pleasantly surprised. It was gorgeous and very modern. Not what you’d expect driving by, but it felt like we were in the middle of some hip city like NYC. The whine list was “meh” at best, but the menu was pretty diverse. The items ranged from sushi to pad Thai and seafood. For once I was not completely overwhelmed when looking at a menu and knew right away what I wanted.
SPICY AHI TUNA AND AVOCADO MAKI ($8)
And the best salad I’ve ever had, hands down:
CRISPY GOAT CHEESE WONTONS (HONEY WALNUTS, GOLDEN BEETS, BABY ARUGULA) $11
The sushi was pretty fantastic, but the best part was that they were able to accommodate my brown rice request. None of the sushi restaurants in my home town can do this (except Wegman’s) and it drives me crazy. But the salad was 100% the star of this meal, and I was actually kind of sad when it was gone. I love love love goat cheese, but mixed with the spiciness of the arugula and the sweetness of the walnuts, then the fried wontons…sweet mother of pearl, it was amazing.
Other than these two dinners, we’ve been mostly dining at the ‘ol college cafeteria on the campus we’re on. Which I have to tell you, makes me want to revert to my 2001 version of myself and eat 4 bowls of cereal, make a giant taco salad and then wash it down with a soft-serve cone and a slice of pizza.
I may have gone over-board my first year in college…but it was totally worth it. However I’ve been on a strict salad-bar diet as the meat is best described as “questionable” and I have had zero time to workout this week. I hear they have a great fitness center, but at this point I can only take their word for it.
So in summary, bravo to you, Susanna Foo. You greatly exceeded my expectations and I am no doubt going to try and recreate this salad as soon as I get home.
Where’s the best meal you’ve had lately?