Bean soup and corn bread
Pasta Puttanesca

Salt and Pepper Calamari at Jasimne Bistro

Yesterday we had lunch at Jasmine Bistro in El Cajon. We had another delicious meal and great service.

I had such a hard time making a decision this time. I always have the Thai beef and this time I was determined to try something else. I tease Stan about always ordering Orange Chicken whenever we eat Asian, so I had to order something different or I'd get it right back.

I ordered the Salt and Pepper Calamari.

Jasmine Bistro a Fried calamari

I've had fried calamari before but not anything like this. WOW!!! It was sprinkled with chopped green onion and garlic. Both were fried crispy. 

Jasmine Bistro a fried calamaria 

It came with a sweet dipping sauce but I didn't use much of it. I didn't need anything else. 

Jasmine Bistro a fried calamari close 

I tried to get a picture of the tender pieces of calamari inside the delicate crunchy tempura batter. Oh how I love things that go crunch.                                                                                               

Dang was it good. The calamari was nice and tender, toothsome but not chewy.

Jasmine Bistro a orange chicken 

What can I say!!! Any guesses as to what Stan had?

There are a few more things I want to try from their menu so of course we'll be back.