Thursday, April 20, 2017

True Food Kitchen - Spring 2017 Menu

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The Pasadena location opened on 
September 13, 2016.

Since then, I've been three times.
See Pre-Opening HERE

I'm back again to sample the Spring 2017 menu.

Hangover Rx and Medicine Man,
both are non-alcoholic.

Hangover Rx
with pineapple, orange, honey, and coconut water.

Medicine Man
triple-brewed black tea, blueberry, pomegranate, honey,
and sea buckthorn.


 See What Jay Eats...
New Spring 2017 Menu Items
Torched Avocado
(vegetarian)

We started out the evening with this dish,
with cucumber noodle, mushroom, snap pea, radish,
sesame, and turmeric ponzu.

Roasted Artichoke Pizza
(vegan)

with sugar snap pea, smoked onion, roasted garlic,
vegan salmon ricotta, black truffle.

Wild Mushroom Pizza
with asparagus, roasted garlic, and Taleggio cheese.

This was a pleasant surprise
and something I would have again and again.

Poke Bowl

with wild caught albacore, avocado, quinoa rice, mushroom,
snow pea, cucumber, cashew, and turmeric ponzu.

Poke has come to True Food Kitchen!
As someone who has grown up in Hawaii during
the summers, it's not traditional, but it worked
with quinoa rice.  IMO, the turmeric ponzu
should be incorporated into the albacore before
hitting the table, but that's me being a poke snob.

Farmers Market Sangria
with organic white wine, spiced brandy,
lime and pineapple.

Tasted a bit like apple cider.

Dessert Time!
Coconut & Chia Seed Flan (Top)
Sea Buckthorn Sorbet (Bottom)
both are Vegan and Gluten-Free

Coconut & Chia Seed Flan with caramel and mixed berries
Sea Buckthorn Sorbet with luxardo cherry

Sea Buckthorns (or seaberry) are very sour and needs to
be mixed with something.  I did like this sorbet.

Ginger Margarita
with añejo tequila, elderflower liqueur, ginger honey, lemon

I was enjoying the desserts, until GM Nico
suggested this margarita.  Wow!  I'm glad I
took his suggestion, this had a great ginger
flavor and something I would order again.

Key Lime Pie
with coconut chantilly
(vegan and Gluten-Free)

New for Spring 2017.
I also recommend the Flourless Chocolate Cake
(vegetarian & Gluten-Free)
and Sea Buckthorn Sorbet.


From my first experience at True Food Kitchen
in Santa Monica over 5 years ago to today,
the food selection has improved greatly.
Not only is the menu more seasonal, hence the Spring 2017
new dishes, but the use of sustainable ingredients used.
One of the main reasons I like coming here, 
there's something for everyone.
Regardless if you eat meat, vegetarian or vegan,
there's something for you,
that's a True Food Kitchen!


168 W Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 639-6818



Thank You!
True Food Kitchen
Nerissa Silao
Nico Solomon



NOTE:  I was an invited guest of True Food Kitchen.
I thank them for their invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.




Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi

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