Better than you think
Better than you think
Anne Marie Panoringan

72. Savory Baked Goat Cheese Bread Pudding at Eat Chow

Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily!

Thinking about pudding usually has us debating chocolate, butterscotch or vanilla. Definitely not goat cheese. We are pretty open-minded to new tastes, though. And all the flavors going on in our next dish make it an unexpected find.

Both locations of Eat Chow are slightly off the beaten path (Their upcoming Santa Ana spot, however, won't be). Blink, and you'll pass it by. Yet those who succeed in scoring a table are rewarded with a welcoming selection of tasty fare covering all meals.

Originally an occasional feature, the pudding has made its way onto the "Specials" menu. It's definitely special, with a grip of dairy and baguette base. Our cheese roll call includes fresh Parmesan, imported Swiss Gruyere, French goat cheese and a cheesy bechamel sauce. We almost forgot the house made creme fraiche! There was also some arugula to offset all that, but we digress. Get the puddin'.

The List:

73. Sicilian Style Pepperoni Pizza at Perry's Pizza & Italian Restaurant 74. Kabocha Honey Nuts at Kabuki 75. Smashed Potatoes at Standing O 76. Dim Sum at Seafood Cove #2 77. Loco Moco at Bread Crumb Ohana Cafe 78. Bratwurst at Barley Forge 79. Beef Noodle Soup at (Wafting Fragrance) Noodle House 80. Taco de Nopal at Urban Cactus 81. Fried Chicken at Crazy Chi-Mac 82. Mole Tots at Amor y Tacos 83. Khao Soi at S.T. Noodle Bar 84. Chili Cone Queso at Cozy Cone Motel 85. Crispy Smelt at Big Catch Seafood 86. Teriyaki Chicken Plate at California Plate 87. Combo Plate at MasalaCraft 88. Cornbread Waffle & Chicken at Mrs. Bea's 89. Everything at Crispy Town 90. Kurobuta Pork Belly Bánh Mì at Mendocino Farms 91. Tostilocos at Tortas y Biónicos "Nice" 92. Milanesa at Delicias Peruanas 93. Super Nachos at Kelly's Korner Tavern 94. Tortas at Sliced and Diced Eatery 95. Seasonal Dumplings at Coconut Rabbit 96. Burrito de Birria de Res from Burritos La Palma 97. Bò Kho at Song Long Restaurant 98. Pancake Sandwich at Willowick Golf Course 99. Tahdig at Tanor Fresh Mediterranean Grill 100. Quatro Formaggi Panini at Old Vine Cafe

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