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Today for lunch Sithu and I headed down to the main campus for the weekly UCSD Farmers Market. They have a wide variety of food: crepes, Indian, Mexican, vegan stuff, as well as some stalls selling organic produce, flowers, and other bazaar-type things. In particular, I had a craving for Lemongrass Asian BBQ, undoubtedly the most popular stall at the Market. I didn’t have my camera on me today, so you’ll have to enjoy these blurry cameraphone pics instead:
Lemongrass is the tent to the left, with the smoky grills:
How popular is Lemongrass Asian BBQ? Well, here’s the line. That white tent on the right (in the distance) is the white tent in the previous photo. Sithu had time to go to Student Services and get his ID replaced, with time to spare.
It probably took us a good 20 minutes to get through the line, and they have a pretty fast operation going, with only about 3 meal options that they have ready to grab, cans of soda, and serve-yourself utensils and napkins.
So what do you get for your $6.50 rice plate? Some grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, lots of delicious peanut sauce, and rice.
And is it worth it? The answer is undoubtedly yes. I don’t know what it is, but everything is perfection. Even the rice seemed special 🙂 The whole thing is essentially chicken satay with peanut sauce, with tender chicken, delicious char-grilled bits, and incredible flavors. Sithu dug right in:
So as long as you have some time to spare (or a friend who doesn’t mind waiting in line for you), try Lemongrass Asian BBQ! It definitely breaks up the monotony of on-campus food for this grad student.