So, we just got back from our most recent pilgrimage to New Orleans. We visited some old stand bys like Palace Cafe and Muriels, but we tried some new places this time, too. The first dinner we had was at Lost Love Lounge, which is in the Bywater or the Marigny depending on who is telling you were it is. They have a kitchen in the back, and I had remembered reading about it in the Underground New Orleans book we bought a couple of years ago. And it was super close to the B&B we were staying at, so within an hour of touch down we were there for drinks and dinner.
One of us ordered their vegetarian Pho, as it was raining, and the other ordered the Fried Tamarind Tofu. Both were great, as were the kimchi dumplings we had as a starter. We left determined to make the tofu dish at home (OK, I left determined to make it and D left determined to try it out when I did).
I've lightened this up considerably, as the original is batter dipped and fried. Dani declared it better than the restaurant version because my version is heavier on the tamarind.
Tofu Tamarind Noodle Bowl
Serves four--inspired by Lost Love Lounge, NOLA
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