Sunday B-Day Supper

小籠包 by 小籠包!

Chinese tonight.

Starting with Shanghai Juicy Buns!

Pan-fried noodles.

Beef and scallops on a sizzling plater.

Duck! Shanghai style.

And then…

Well… up to this point …


About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. acardnal says:

    Good thing I just ate or I’d be very hungry for Chinese right now. ;-)

  2. PostCatholic says:

    Ad multos annos!

  3. I am glad to say you manifest “charm and courtesy.”

    Happy birthday, Father!

  4. Bryan Boyle says:

    Happy birthday, Padre. May our Blessed Mother watch over you and keep you in her care.

  5. Happy, blessed birthday dear Father….

  6. r.j.sciurus says:

    A splendid birthday supper! And a fortune cookie from NcR to top it off. What a great day!!!

  7. thefeds says:

    Happy Birthday, Fr. Z!

  8. Fern says:

    Happy Birthday, Father! I was going to say Dominus Vobiscum but realized that is the plural. How about a “simple” Latin class for us slow learners? Anyway, may the Lord, indeed, be with you and may our Lady Mary watch over you.

  9. RobertK says:

    Happy Birthday Father :).

  10. mysticalrose says:

    Happy Birthday Fr Z.!

  11. tianzhujiao says:

    The food looks great Father. Especially the “xio long bao.” Happy Birthday!!!!!

  12. I think I see a recurring theme here on Fr. Z: Fr. Z …… loves ….. Chinese food ….. a lot.

  13. AnnAsher says:

    Happy Birthday Fr. Z !

  14. rcg says:

    Happy Birthday!! Who knew fortune cookies were into sarcasm?? LOL!!

    FWIW, I cook General Tsos and broccoli on a wok on my grill. Nothing finer….

  15. off2 says:

    About that fortune cookie – Wadever happened to almond cookies? I remember *good* almond cookies as rivaling toll house cookies.
    Again, Happy B Day.

  16. Catholictothecore says:

    You have great taste in food, Fr. Z. Happy Birthday again!

  17. NoraLee9 says:

    Happy birthday Pater. May you live to be 100.

  18. wanda says:

    Happy Birthday, Father Z. Oooh, those dumplings…mmm.

  19. eyeclinic says:

    But Father…you didn’t explain how to eat the juicy buns! I took your advice on a recent trip to St. Paul and went to the Tea House restaurant and was instructed on the proper technique. (For those who don’t know the technique…) First you puncture a bun and squeeze the juice into the white ladle/spoon at the top of the picture. You drink this like soup. Then you consume the remainder of the bun. A fun way to eat, and I’d bet children would have a field day trying this. Forgive me if I assumed that this technique was not common knowledge. Happy Birthday, Fr.!

  20. SKAY says:

    A little late but Happy Birthday Father. Hope you had a wonderful day.

  21. KristinLA says:

    Nice food photograpy, Fr. Z. I see so many unappetizing food photos on websites for home cooks. It must not be as easy as one would think.

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