Jun 28: Eloté and Fish & Chips; Top Sirloin with Peanut Sauce and “Refrigerator” Salad


The Foodies and Friend were out on a photo shoot and stopped at Cafe Habana in Malibu for lunch. We all chose the Eloté (Mexican Corn) and their Fish & Chips appetizer.

The corn, as always, was excellent, although we felt our version was somewhat better as we fully grill the corn (as opposed to boil first then a quick grill).

The mahi mahi fried fish had the lightest tempura-style batter and was probably the best fried fish we’ve had. We forgave the undercooked fries as a “bad day” in the kitchen. A great meal for $23.58 per serve.


For dinner we returned to a favorite: top sirloin with peanut sauce. Tonight Foodie Greg built a salad out of what we had in the refrigerator: bean sprouts, watercress and cucumber in a tasty dressing.

  • The top sirloin was $3.52 per serve
  • The peanut butter was $3.99 and we used about 1/8,  or 25c a serve
  • Other seasonings in the satay sauce add 35c per serve
  • The Persian cucumber was $1.99 or 25c per serve
  • Add 30c for watercress.
  • Add 20c for dressing ingredients.

The steak (from our Keller Crafted meat delivery and therefore dry aged) was flavorsome and tender and perfectly grilled. The peanut sauce is a great spicy accompaniment which the wet salad ingredients perfectly offset. A great meal for $4.87 per serve.

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