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Bandit Queen – A Ramen Noodle Bar

Thursday it is! How are you all doing?  This week we are going to do something different. Instead of sharing one of our recipes I am going introduce you to a food joint I absolutely loved. This place is called ‘Bandit Queen’ and is located in the heart of Grand Rapids on South Division Avenue. This place is unique in the food it offers… primarily a Ramen noodle place that serves Asian dishes too. It is a first of its kind in the south west Michigan area. I had a chance to interview the owner and chef of Bandit Queen and learnt more about what motivated him to open this place. Chef Les Fleming, has been in the world of food making for 7 years and he worked as an executive chef at Rockwell Republic before he decided to open Bandit Queen. Chef Fleming eloquently talked about his experiences previously that motivated him to opening his own place and serve healthy, economical and quick meals to his customers. He said, a lot of his learning comes from his experience …

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Chilli Tofu Brown Rice Bowl

Here’s a healthy yet filling meal option for veggie lovers. This recipe brings together a balanced meal with tofu and avocados to the delicious rice bowl. We make this dish every week and its a family favorite. It takes you about 30 minutes to make it so it would be perfect for a meal on any day. You can spice up the mix by adding some asian slaw that gives you that bit of crunch and bite. For the Chilli Tofu: (Makes for 2) 14-16 oz. firm or extra firm tofu 1 T peanut oil 2-3 T sliced green onions large piece of ginger root, grated 3 T soy sauce (reduced sodium is fine) 3 T rice vinegar (not seasoned rice vinegar) 1 T Sriracha (more or less to taste) 1 T Chilli garlic paste pinch of chilli flakes to make it extra hot Instructions: Drain the tofu well in a colander placed in the sink.  Then put tofu pieces between a double layer of paper towels and press down with a heavy pan and …