Thursday, April 23, 2009

plantains, chicken, and beans oh my!

Versailles Restaurant
10319 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 558-3168

price: $$
verdict: omg, i love it!

i've been coming here for years, but my motives for patronizing versailles has changed with time though. when i use to go here as a poor, starving, college student, my main priority was to get the most food for my buck. seriously, ordering the 1/2 order of garlic chicken meant having dinner that night and then leftovers for lunch or dinner the following day. going to versailles was a survival tactic. no joke.

nowadays, i go because it just tastes good! not like i didn't appreciate the flavor before, but having a real job means being able to choose where i want to spend my bucks, so it says a lot that i still come back here time and time again. i really enjoy the buttered bread they serve you at the start of your meal (though they become rocks if you ever have them the following day). the garlic chicken is so freakin' yummy and so is the pork....the plantains, to die for. i use to drive from silverlake JUST to get their plantains. love the way they are so nicely caramelized around the edges. ohhh..and the perfectly made black beans (my stomach is grumbling now from just the description of it) to spoon over my rice. happy stomach!

the only beef i have with versailles nowadays is when i order their garlic chicken and i want extra garlic sauce with it, you have to pay extra for it. what the heck? why am i paying extra to make your food jucier? no matter. i still eat here. my taste buds have fond memories of this place.

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