Regarding recent repasts

It has been some time since I’ve posted about interesting food.

I am presently in my native place, which also happens to be a great food city. Yesterday I was delighted to go to one of my favorite Chinese spots in these USA (they have the best Shanghai xiao long bao I’ve had anywhere) with a old priest friend.

Pan fried noodles with chicken.

Shredded pork in garlic sauce.

I don’t remember exactly what this was called.  It may be san xian.  In any event it had both shrimp and scallops and, I think, squid or octopus.  I didn’t have much of it, alas.

I was happy to get an actual fortune in my fortune cookie, rather than a platitude or admonishment.  The poor cookie got this wrong, I think, but you can’t have everything, I guess.

Yah… right.

And since I am in an Asian jag, I found a really good ramen place.  Not quite on the same level as Tokyo, but this his the spot.  I’d go back any time.  (They need to put more effort into that egg, however.  It was a bit anemic.)  The dumplings were also super.

Now, off to a museum!

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9 Responses to Regarding recent repasts

  1. Rev. Mr. Timothy Ferguson says:

    Perhaps your fortune cookie is spot on – perhaps you’ll get swept up by a Beethoven symphony or one of Chopin’s etudes, or a Wagnerian opera and forget all about the travails of tax day tomorrow.

  2. Suburbanbanshee says:

    In your case, I think it’s the alternate form of the adjective Roman, the Romance languages, etc….

  3. Elizabeth D says:

    I cannot believe that being married to the Church is not romantic, or would not often overwhelm a priest’s interest in financial affairs (or–and this is no criticism of the post since it is Easter and time for celebration–fine dining). Nothing more satisfying than being all for Christ, all for His Church. :-)

  4. oldcanon2257 says:

    Rev. Mr. Timothy Ferguson says:

    Perhaps your fortune cookie is spot on – perhaps you’ll get swept up by a Beethoven symphony or one of Chopin’s etudes, or a Wagnerian opera and forget all about the travails of tax day tomorrow.

    I agree wholeheartedly (almost), but as a variation of your theme: Since the GIRM-like fortune cookie indicates “Romance” specifically, wouldn’t the Reverend Father Z be better off with Beethoven’s “Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 40” or Beethoven’s “Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50“? :D

  5. Charles E Flynn says:

    Do you use chopsticks?

  6. Elizabeth D says:

    I am not skilled with chopsticks, but Charles E Flynn’s chopstick link is so cool.

  7. NBW says:

    It all looks so good!

  8. Joel says:

    The Habsburg’s exhibition by chance?

  9. Charles E Flynn says:

    There is now a short video of the Chopstick Master in action:

    See the Chopstick Master Video from China