What Could Be at Jasmine Rice

Potential isn’t really what you’re looking for in a meal. Unfortunately for Jasmine Rice, execution left Brian Freedman longing for the meal he could have had.

Thai basil meatballs are a handy example. SuperBall-sized and singing with the heat of chili peppers, they were nicely complicated with roasted garlic. But they’d been baked too long, which caused the marinated beef and pork to dry out. A drag through the light, honey-kissed soy helped, but what could have been spectacular meatballs were brought down a peg or two as a result of texture.

A Lot of Potential for Thai BYOB Jasmine Rice in Rittenhouse [Philadelphia Weekly]