Last night I enjoyed a fabulous dinner with some of my close friends for Philadelphia’s Center City Restaurant Week. We dined at Buddakan and had a great time laughing together over a tasty three course meal. Their special Restaurant Week menu features some of their best dishes. Buddakan is part of the Starr Restaurant Group and I have never had a bad meal there before.
The service was impeccable. We were greeted by friendly hostess as soon as we walked in and had a drink at the bar while we waited for our table because we were early. Every table was full so you really need reservations! I had a signature cocktail called Strength and it was delicious. It was Kettle One Vodka, lime and cilantro- perfect blend of tangy citrus with the undertones of cilantro.
The pictures really speak for themselves so scroll down and then make a reservation! We ate the first dish too fast before we could get snapshots of them but I highly recommend the Shrimp and Scallop Spring Rolls and the Chicken and Ginger Dumplings.
|Crispy Sea Bream|
mandarin miso, Japanese pickles, shishito peppers
Mongolian Beef Short Rib
chow fun noodles, pea shoots, shiitake mushrooms
black truffle jus, kohlrabi puree, maitake mushrooms
|Barbeque Pork Tenderloin|
Chinese broccoli, giant panko onion rings
warm chocolate cake with a soft center, Vietnamese coffee ice cream
|“Dip Sum” Doughnuts|
five spice sugar doughnuts, blackberry jam, chocolate sauce, gingered cream cheese
|Maura, Me, Liz and Judy enjoying our desserts|