Passover Day 4: Cheat day (sort of): Rice and Chopsticks, and Sans @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/14/17

My eyes rested upon Sans Bakery, named for its gluten-free goods (Sans = Without, as in Without gluten, get it?). Today, I was in search for protein. However, I didn’t have much hope, due to the lack of Passover season-friendly in this part of Queens. 

So I was surprised, even shocked for a bit that I found something both old and new: Rice and chopsticks. This Asian fusion eatery makes Korean rice and/or salad bowls, which the customers can customize with meat and vegetable choices, and soon they can consume…

I chose the Bulgogi beef salad bowl, with spinach, bean sprouts, pickled shredded carrots, and corn, with some BBQ and plum sauce. 

I miss you beef, it’s nice to see you again. It was so tender and full of flavor. The vegetables were fresh, and I missed the rice; it should have some rice.

According to the pink-haired, punk lady cashier at Sans, the gluten-free items are made with various kinds of of non-grain flours, like garbanzo flour, for example. I tried the chocolate chip Chai cookie, a vegan dessert that was doused with tons of chai tea spices in the batter. Very spicy indeed, and very dense cookie.

So, this was a cheat day. However, since I’m a practicing Sephardic like my in-laws, eating rice, beans and corn are permitted during Passover, so I’m still good on some counts.


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