After the fun 范家 Party Bus for the day… we went to a REAL lunch at Jun
Deep Fried Lobster Sandwich
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After the fun 范家 Party Bus for the day… we went to a REAL lunch at Jun
Deep Fried Lobster Sandwich
Vegetarian Buffet at the Elite Bookstore
I want this clock
Tea Time at Cafe Kitchen in Sogo
…. and my favorite, espresso with shots of Whiskey… lots of it.. and I had many cups of it :]
After resting for the night after tea time and a little bit tipsy.. we headed out to dinner
at 老友記 of course….. cuz I love my meats…
It was late so only a few items were left on the menu…
scallion salty chicken
black chinese sausage [all I came here for]
And we actually got another plate of the black sausage. SOOOO FRIGGGGGGIN GOOD…
My new boyfriend <3
“Although dantze mian has its origin in Tainan, southern Taiwan, and chiehtze mian is from Taipei, they are essentially the same thing: noodles in pork broth. For a more complex dish, try a bowl of talu mian, which includes stewed pork slices, carrot slices, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and sliced eggs.
And then there are the noodles themselves. Noodles come in all kinds of widths and shapes, from thin vermicelli to thick, flat noodles. One of the most common varieties is wheat-flour-based noodles. Although variations featuring eggs, spinach, carrots, and even green tea are not unheard of, traditional hand-made noodles made of flour are most people’s favorite because of their chewy texture. “
one of my mom’s FAVORITE dishes in Taiwan.. or ever. So me, mom and auntie headed straight inside.
They make the noodles and cook it right in the front of the shop. Awesome.
Some of our foods…
Deep fried Shrimp Rolls [which they recommended as their STAR dish..]
Auntie got the 擔仔麵 with egg noodles
Mama got the 擔仔麵 with mung bean noodles
擔仔麵 with thick chow foon [but thin] like noodles – mineeeee obviously
We shared everything but I loved my thick tender homemade noodles the most!!!! I always love big flat noodles —- [papardelle is my favorite italian pasta]
The flavors were so good and pure.. honestly I could just eat giant bowls of these and nothing else… everything else we ordered was just noise.
Stewed Pig’s Intestines
Stir-fried white water snowflake with cummingcordia and cloves
milk-fish stomach with ginger/garlic soup
Afterwards we wandered the streets…… including this famous shaved ice spot…
The worst buns ever
My mom bought two of each flavor and they were HORRIBLE….. Altho all I could look at were the giant chicken fried… uh, chicken steaks hahaha…. but they probably sucked too… since everything tasted old and leftover.
And then… a meal at 點水樓
The small eats – Green Beans, Bamboo, Jellyfish and White Bitter Melon <3 YUM
Xiao Long Baos… my favorite, of course.
Pig’s Feet… altho AoBa’s is still the best. These taste like the way my mom makes them, but not as good….
Oh did I tell you that I sprained my ankle?
I can never say no to a Wine Dinner when I’m in town……
Wines for the Harvest Table
ASF Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
The problem tonight was that they poured the first wine for the first course WAY before the amuse came out. Good thing I drank slowly and it paired well with the first course AND the amuse. In fact it turned out to be my favorite wine of the night.
Young Greens, Cucumber, Almonds, Citrus Vinaigrette
This was a nice night salad. Delicious and licked it up. No cheese, simple and amazing. Crunch and texture from the almonds AND the greens were amazing.
Paired with 2006 Westport Rivers, “Cuve RJR: Brut, Westport, Massachusetts
Pan Seared Atlantic Salon, ASF Braised Greens, Raspberry Butter Sauce
Aside from the raspberry butter sauce I loved this dish. The salmon was cooked to perfection. The greens were cooked down t amazing-ness. Microgreens fr some fresh crunch… but the sauce was too sweet and buttery.. too rich for my liking. Raspberry Butter Sauce? Gag. It wasn’t my sort of thing…….. and hopefully not too many other ppls. Sorry SDLT. Not so good. The pairing was good though.. a nice light red.. I guess more of a rose.
Paired with 2010 Elio Perrone, Bigora Rosato, Castiglione, Italy
Side Dish of Sauteed ASF Tatsoi – basically 塌棵菜 a chinese Mustard Spinach
Great green…. not well cooked. SAD.
Grilled Hanger Steak, ASF Turips, Carrots, Red Wine Demi-Glace
Paired with 2011 Peloverga, Comm. G.B. Burlotto, Verduno, Italy
I loved the fall vegetables but I actually wasn’t too into the steak… not that it wasn’t cooked well or anything, maybe I was just full. I don’t think I finished the wine either. The beef, though, almost tasted gamey. But remember I’ve been sick for awhile and things just taste weird to me lately. All my medications make me less hungry and have different tastebuds.
Paired with 2006 Concha y Toro, Late Harvest, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile
DElICIIIIIOUS I ate it all. ALL
And I came home to a black cat in the house. GASP. Many years of Cute Luck.
Me and my W wanted Sushi… so after a day of work we finally decided to go find sushi. We KNEW we wanted sushi and didn’t know where to go.
THANKFULLY we met up with L and some of W’s friends and we decided on SUSHI TARO - a tiny walk up next to a CVS
Mr Octopussy says hi
So I’ve been back and forth about how to blog about out food since we both got different tastings.. So I’m gonna do it separately. We shared our food but it’s easier to separate it.
We decided to get two different tastings. W got the sushi tasting minus shellfish…
Liver……. something….. and eggplant
He’s so Jiro
We actually both got this soup so you can see more detail on my tasting.. except his didn’t have shellfish i it.
More sexy sushi
W totally shared his sushi with me…
Looked gross.. but very very soft and tender… W wasn’t into the texture as much.. i think it was beltfish.. but still.. NOM
More sushi sexiness..
And for the last course he got MY spicy tuna roll…
And I got the Kaiseki with wine pairing for me…
Delicious aperitif sake with flower petals…
The most beautiful soft tender tofu
With a yummy pairing
Monkfish, oyster and eggplant
By this point my pairing kept coming super super late.
My Sashimi – DEEEElicious
The soup I talked about before…
Squeeze some lime…
Shrimp, fishcake, fish, etc.. YUM
SOOO GOOOOOD….. fried soba, fried fish, wasabi lotus root, squid, sweet potato, pome seeds, tomato and squid ink fried wakame.
OH and a escargot W helped open for me.
I got a yummy fish… that tasted SUPPPER sweet.. shisito pepper and then some… YUM
A duck meatball in a daikon wrap and surrounded by crabmeat. Sadly the duck meatball was COLD so only ate around it.
I got W’s sushi in exchange for him getting my maki roll. Eel. Scallop and Salmon. <3
Next time we will try TURTLE!!!
For dessert, W picked the chocolate cake:
And I picked the chestnut cake…
YUMMMMMMMMMM. Will go back.
Nothing like being home, sick, and eating good old homemade mama’s cooking every single day YAY
Bittermelon & Pork Rib Soup
Spicy Pork Belly, Bamboo & Scallions
Marinated Cold Beef with Cilantro
Black Bean Bitter Melon
Chicken and Jujube Soup
Corn & Pork Rib Soup, Loofah & Japanese Mountain Yam, Spicy Pork Belly & Bamboo & Kong Shin Cai
Homemade Chicken Noodle soup with Shiitake and Spinach
Fried Eggs with Soy Sauce and Hot Sauce
Seaweed, Tomato and Chicken Soup with Oatmeal
Wood Ear Fungus with Ginger and Chicken
Dry Fried Green Beans
Pork Belly and Bitter Greens
I love my brunch, as does my parents. We LIVE for brunch. We try to eat out at least a brunch or dinner every week, as a family. We headed to SDLT since I had to get some stuff at Sephora and my mom wanted to shop around. I was feeling SO sick and just couldn’t get up AT ALL. So reservation for 1pm changed to 2pm and we barely made it. I can’t tell if it’s allergies or something else but appetite was low, as was energy. Must. Keep. Going.
Foccacia, Whole Grain & French Bread
… delicious, fresh baked and super creamy butter. MMMM….
Kelly loves her bread basket from SDLT ;D
Soup Du Jour –
White Bean & Kale Soup
It was filled with corn, squash, carrots, celery, other veggies, and obviously white beans and kale… altho not very much of the kale, SIGH. and a yummy garlic crostini YUM. This was SUCH a good soup and I devoured it! I reluctantly shared with my parents, not cuz I didn’t want them to try it, but cuz I wanted to swim in a TUB of it. It was super filling too since I got full real fast after. YUMMMMMM… Totally making this on my own next time I make soup. Hurry up and come fall.
Chock full of sexy goodness…
My FREE Rosemary Pommes Frites that I get everytime I sign into Foursquare there. BAD. ASS. Thin, crispy, some were overfried – which I LOVE, and of course a yummy herb-y taste NOM. Salty happiness!!!!
Mesclun mixed greens, soft boiled egg, smoked bacon, toasted focaccia, apple cider vinaigrette with Grilled Shrimp and Grilled Chicken
I usually ask for dressing on the side and a side of hot sauce. They gave me a smidgen of hot sauce on the side, and mixed in the dressing. Good thing it was a pretty light apple-y one :] YUM. I was hesitant at first but it turned out to be delish. I demoished the whole entire thing.
Poached Egg Perfection = SEX
Mommy got this: Mushroom and gruyere cheese omelette and Applewood smoked bacon
It comes with home fries but mommy opted for bacon instead – with my suggestion.. :] She loved it, and she’s not a huge cheese fan.. she’s never had gruyere so I’m glad she liked… daddy like it too, WOOT.
Daddy got the special of the day… Why? HE LOVES THE PIG – he and bf are gonna get along FINELY
Peach Glazed Pulled Pork Shoulder with Grilled Watermelon and Potato Salad
First time my parents had GRILLED watermelon. YUM. The pork was tender, and altho not really pulled, it’s fell apart easily. The potato salad was chunky and lightly mayo’d YUM. Also came with flowers.
Leg legs leggs
After some Korean, we headed back to food coma and relax from the hot weather in the apt. We watched some teevee, I changed into my sparky shorts and then we decided to head over to Brixton for Nikos’ birthday party.
It took awhile for me, but I finally settled on a Riot Sling
Gordon’s London Dry Gin, Lemon, Honey, Black Tea, Ginger Beer
Delicious. I’m hooked. I got two.
curried cauliflower, potatoes and tamarind gastrique
These were pretty good, but the flakey skin fell apart too easily, I like mine crisp and firmer. Light curry taste and the taramind and frisee was a nice touch.
So not a real charcuterie board, just pate and fish. WTF?!.. we didn’t finish this and they ended up giving the table two fo these and none of us touched it. haha. OOPS.
After this and ordering another drink everyone was here and we sat down at the bday table.
Red Vino & White Vino for the table…
The Birthday Boy!!!
Heirloom Tomato Cucumber Salad
with mint-yogurt dressing
This was delicious and refreshing.. amazingly beautiful sweet heirloom tomatoes… with crisp crunchity cucumbers… MMMM… the dressing was light and accented the fresh veggies… MMMM
Cheddar Ale Soup
with crispy bacon and crusty breadMost of the table got this soup or the salad..MMMM so good.
And then a lot of the table also got the Fish & Chips
beer-battered haddock with mushy peas, thick cut fries and malt vinegar remoulade
B with his Fish & Chips with mashed peas.. I may have stole some ;D
And the rest of the table, along with me, got the
Roasted Half Chicken
with roasted vegetables, and brown gravy
It was just as J described.. melted off the bone with a crispy skin. It was a bit on the salty side but it was good.. and the roasted veggies were also delicious. YUM.
Spike and his girl got here late and ended up ordering everything else the rest of us didn’t. HAHA. When S’s lamb shank came me and J tried to get him to eat it from the bone, hands only, BOO, he ate it with knife and fork tho. LAME.
Shot shot shot shots…..
And sometime inbetween I made friends with one of the waiters and me and B and him got in a deep convo about Pot & Shrooms.. apparently if I ever do shrooms I have to do it with him hahaha…
and then it was back home early to finish packing and help W with his clothing donations.
:] Good times. Good people. YAY.
W and I finally met up with Brent, aside from seeing him for a brief second at Proof. After the longest avoidance, laziness and procrastination we FINALLY decided on Mandu [K street one, I didn't know and suggested we walk there, since we always go to the one closer to W's apt] for lunch. So off we went. We sat down right as it started pouring and B got a beer, W got some iced tea and I got….
SO. ME. It was delish with chunks of aloe on the bottom and thru-out, lightly sweetened and – what can I say I MUST be Korean on the inside cuz I love the taste of soju. Love it more than Sake.
Sweet Potato, Sprouts, Cucumber, Cabbage Kimchi, Spicy Mariniated Fried Tofu and Steamed Broccoli
SO good. I loved the tofu :] A nice chew to the skin that gave away to a soft fluffy innard and nice heat to it.
B got the Bar Special, Pint of Beer and Pan Fried Mandu and Shrimp Tacos. YUM.
I forgot what kind of dumplings they were but he loved them. I duno how a big guy like him ate so little.. but then again I think he had like 3 or 4 beers… hahaha..
spicy seafood stew w/ soft tofu and egg
Scallops, Squid and Shrimp with Soft fluffy tofu… a poached egg in a spicy broth. SO good. But probably a bad idea for me to be eating this on such a hot summer’s day OOPS. SOOO worth the sweat tho.
And of course W got his
marinated and spiced pork belly sauteed w/
kimchi and rice cakes, served with steamed tofu
With dduk, rice cakes, of course. SO GOOD.
One of the owners, Danny, also one of W’s friends, came by and let us try his favorite summer dish…. With Sliced Beef, Egg, Pickled Radish & Cucumber, a few other things and you add vinegar, mustard and chili sauce to your liking/taste. I think it’s called 물냉면, a Naengmyeon :] YUM
The three of us shared this…
And then I got another Sojutini, since I was between two flavors, I got the other one…
This one had fresh skinless grapes on the bottom, it was sweeter than the aloe one – both were delicious.
For dessert we got mango, strawberry and green tea ice cream mochi. The strawberry one was my favorite!!! The green tea one’s mochi skin was a bit tough and not soft and chewy like the others… it was more cookie like, weird.. maybe it thawed weird or was old?! YUM nonetheless and we gobbled it up in mere seconds.
I tried to open these. WHY WON’T THEY OPEN? I want to climb it as well.. TEEHEE…
You can never go wrong with Korean :]
Quite a story.. it all started with making clam chowder the day before. Or wanting to. So today I said let’s cook. W wanted pizza earlier after batman so I said let’s make it. aking pizza fresh turned into buying frozen pizza.. turned into buying roast chicken and clam chowder to buying Roast chicken from … and then maybe Gyro.. to MEXICAN! Cuz I love soup, and I’m lazy.
tortilla soup made with tortilla strips in tomato base chicken broth with cheese and fresh avocado.
Vegetarian soup with chunks of avocado, melted cheese in a tomato broth with tortillas melted in. I’m pretty sure the black soft rings were Pasilla peppers. MMM. – which is common ingredient in this soup. It was delicious but the tortilla and the heavy amounts of oil from the cheese made it a bit greasy and too much for me. I actually don’t like tortilla and bread softened and melted into my soups so I’ll probably just stick to the yummy Consomme Ranchero - freshly chopped onions, cilantro, shredded chicken and rice in a light chicken broth and ranchero salsa – that I’ve gotten a few times.
My lone Grilled Fish Taco
Came with a light mango salsa… scallions, cilantro, tomatoes.. but the fish itself was bland and a bit too fishy… def not fresh.. and I swear it wasn’t grilled.. def lightly breaded and pan fried… meh – Lime, guac and hot sauce didn’t help it.. good thing W ordered a lot.
Both served with Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, And Sour Cream :] BOTH were bigger than the size of my head – just one piece filled us up. I was a trooper and tried to eat more too… #BURST.
We both got some Jarritos, Mexican Soda.. but they don’t have my favorite, Guava, so I got lime and W got Fruit Punch. YUM
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