72. Savory Baked Goat Cheese Bread Pudding at Eat Chow

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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 N 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 N 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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