Pepper and sausage hash.
Mom’s spare rib soup.
Snacks in bed. I can’t resist a classic holiday tin.
Pomegranate seeds in bed.
Leftovers on a Sunday morning in my fuzzy robe.
David’s beef chao mian.
Beef with water spinach.
Meat, bread and oil.
My family’s Thanksgiving tradition is quite simple. We know that we’ll always be together and that there will be A LOT of Chinese food. Classic dishes are roasted duck, sweet and sour prawns and my mom’s famous baked salmon.
We’ll always welcome a classic Thanksgiving dish or two, and this year, my family loved David’s sweet potato casserole.
David’s Chinese “Squirrel” Fish (not actually squirrel).
Baked Salmon (my brother caught the fish!)
Pan fried noodles.
Spicy bean curd with pork.
Sweet and sour prawns.
Taiwanese classics at Hardwok Cafe: Beef Noodle Soup, Oyster Pancake, Pork bun, braised pork over rice.
Pork belly and kimchi fried rice from Oma Bap.
David’s fried noodles with tofu and spinach.
Tapioca wrapped pork mix at Soi. I know that’s a horrible description, but these chewy balls were awesome. The filling is a combination of pork, peanuts, crispy bits and spices!
Pork belly and prawn clay pot with leeks and vermicelli noodles. Not pictured: a side of sticky rice. Winning combination.
Delivery from Sichuanese Cuisine, my favorite Chinese restaurant in Seattle.
A new favorite brunch of ours at Monsoon East. In addition to some classics like pancakes and egg dishes, their brunch also includes dim sum small plates and Vietnamese classics….
…like their amazing pork belly congee.
Yea’s Wok, my favorite Chinese restaurant in Bellevue. It rivals Sichuanese Cuisine restaurant for first place!
Delivery from Henry’s Taiwan. A few other solid Taiwanese restaurants include Hardwok Cafe (pictured above) and Facing East (an Eastside favorite among locals).
I had an amazing time in SF catching up with my girls this weekend (who hasn’t moved down there??). When compared to past visits, I thought this weekend would be relatively “low key” and reflective of life in my late-twenties: good meals, girl talk and early nights.
Well, if this weekend proved anything, it’s that these trips will always center around shenanigans, despite how old we may feel. Saturday night was painful after an afternoon full of wine and sun, but the memories were well worth it :)
SF Squad. Jen, Jaimie, Emily, Erin and Kristy.
Thank you Wifey for letting me be your roomie like old times.
Me and Emily before our Chinese foot massages – a SF trip necessity with my girl Jaimie.
Thai for dinner.
An assortment of dumplings and seafood “balls.”
Delicious Dim Sum – another SF trip tradition with Jaimie.
Fort Mason Park picnic.
Pho at Mau.
Organic Strawberry Lemon Sorbet.