Bob and I went on a cycling adventure and as it was past lunch time, decided to head down Niagara to check out Niagara Seafood. It's like stepping into another world when you visit here. It's clean. I mean on your hands and knees clean. From floor to ceiling, every nick nack, every shelf, every item on the shelves are sparkling clean. And not the "We just opened!" kind of clean, but the kind of "This restaurant and it's store represent our family and culture." clean.
A Chau International Market across Rhode Island Avenue, has walls and walls of coolers of crickets and frogs and fresh noodles and chicken, beef and pork and some things even I have never heard of and I LOVE exotic asian food. Even the inside of the cold cases are clean! All of this cleanliness made me feel like an intruder. As if these two buildings were really gateways to some greater thing.
They seemed alien in the Westside, a place not known for cleanliness or order.
Yes, even the great glorious fish tank was clean. The fish followed me back and forth in the tank like cats. Looking at me sideways, their mouths gape at me as if to say, "Feed me!" The gold one really caught Bob's eye, and you can see why, what a beauty!
The Pho has a delicious complex broth, slices of a liverwurst-like sausage, skinny strips of tripe, beef, noodles, and scallions.Layered in the toppings....
We had an excellent time, can't wait to visit it again and encourage all Buffalonians to come down to visit!