Okay, fine. It was the AFTERNOON after. We didn’t really drink close to enough to be hungover but WHY NOT eat for it? W and I slept in, obviously, but A worked so she met up with us for lunch….. we were gonna head to Cafeteria [MMM Mac&Cheese]… but it was kinda crappy out and W wasn’t feeling well [and had to buy pants!] so we went to Wagamama. MMMM, always a tasty noodly treat.
After going back and forth between a lot of items… we chose.
A got the Veggie Itame - rice noodles in a spicy green coconut and lemongrass soup topped with stir-fried chicken breast or fried tofu, beansprouts, chillies, red onions, scallions, bok choy, peppers and mushrooms. garnished with cilantro and lime
She let me have a slurp and it was tasty!!!! I find coconut broths to be heavy but this was pretty good. Altho fav one would still have to be from Urban Belly. Anyways. You dont miss the meat at all.
ONE COMPLAINT: They served A’s dish to someone else… next to us.. apparently they always eff up orders here.. it’s good but srsly?! And then “rushed” the re-order but she got hers sooooo long after ours. UGH. Annoying.
I got the Chicken Chili Ramen - spicy broth and ramen noodles topped with fresh chilies, red onion, bean sprouts, cilantro, scallion and a wedge of lime
And W got the same as me but with grilled steak. I should’ve gotten steak :[ My chicken SUCKED and I only had like 1.5 pieces. But I added a lot of shichimi 七味唐辛子, "seven flavor chili pepper" in it and made it even spicier. My nose got sweaty. They also have soy sauce and chili oil for condiments.
After our bellies were full... A and I hurried over to Pinkberry, right next to Wagamama.. at first W resisted but he gave in and got a cup of froyo too. BUT, OMG, they have SAVORY toppings now?!?!?!
Yep, those are diced peppers, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers and basil....
Since we're curious we got given samples. I tried the cucumber, pepper, EVOO and a tasty spice.. maybe paprika?! And a salty sunflower cracker. A had the one with olives, pesto, tomato and another cracker :] It’s actually served with their Greek Yogurt and was surprisingly really tasty. *cue W’s face squishing in disgust* hahaha…
I ended up with this tho, sweet for me !!!
Half strawberry, half salted caramel with mangoes and raspberries!
After shopping around a bit and relaxing W went to prep for the dinner and I did a little work.. and by little I mean little… cuz soon I was dressed and ready to head out for drinks and dinner with the chefs.
When I finally got to shake Ken Oringer’s hand, I may have a giggled one too many times. OOPS. These may have been to blame. I had a champagne cocktail, some of W’s drink and this tequila/jalapeno smokey drink [with mango ice cube YUM].
We ended up not eating dinner with the chefs, just had a few drinks and then W and I went to O Sushi for a delicious sushi/sashimi dinner.
It was the first time I had their Hamachi Kama – only disappointment was this Tako [octopus] dish that was just salmon and octopus chopped in cubes with cubed tomatoes and cuc and etc… meh. But Hamachi Kama had crispy skin and juicy moist meat. YUM – I had a delicious Lychee Saketini along with the meal as well :] NOM! They give you a shaker full so you get about two martini glasses!!!