|(true) Yakitori with green onions / ネギマ焼き鳥|
|Actual tempura / 天ぷら|
|Ebi furai (fry) / 海老フライ|
|Sabazushi / さばずし|
Note: WCG loves Thai food, so he was - as one might expect - thrilled to hear that Bamboo House's menu includes Thai dishes. Unfortunately, these are not really Thai at all. They are vague (at best) approximations of Thai food made by - apparently - Chinese chefs who do not bother to find out how Thai food is in actuality made. For example, in their various "Thai" curries, they use corn starch to thicken the sauce, which is a very common "trick" with Chinese cuisine (at least in North America). This is in my experience never done with actual Thai curries, which tend to be not thick at all, but almost soup-like in consistency (but not flavor). The stuff at Bamboo House is not horrible, but it is not great, and it is certainly not Thai.
|Teppanyaki, the Benihana's experience|
|Chicken Satay With Condiments|
What makes it sushi rice is that it is seasoned with a vinegar that is flavored with some salt and sugar. A typical mistake of Chinese restaurants that claim to serve "sushi" is that they don't understand this. Maybe it was just a bad day for Bamboo House, but it is unsettling that Asian restaurants in places like La Crosse seem to be run by people who think that they can do whatever they want and call it whatever they want because they can count on the ignorance of local people.