Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve 2007

Last year we were denied by Asian Legend but this year it would be so.

What's on the menu?


Onion pancakes rolled with meats.

Sticky rice rolled with "meat floss"

yum... Yin Si Zhuen (sp?) I think that means something like Silver Threads. Its a fried bun served with condensed milk. Such a simple idea but so good.


Dou Miao I thinks.

Onion Pancake regu-lar


Time jump forward to the dessert place. Papaya sago FTW

And fast forward again to dinner. Salsas a plenty.

Grandma cutting Chestnuts

Sushi go Round break

Cauliflower Casserole

Jellyfish Salad

Turnip. Yum.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Seared Scallops. They are a mess because 1) I made them. 2) I was following some weird recipe my aunt gave me and decided the recipe wasn't good enough (cooking involved just a microwave!) 3) The original recipe used small scallops and these were really big so all the cooking times were off 4) though it may not have shown, I have never cooked scallops before and was completely improvising on the spot. With some help from my friend the internet, I'm sure I could do this way better.

Pot o' Meat

Potato Salad

Remains of a fish.

"Wibble Wibble" as we call it because of the layer of wibbly fat on the meat. So good to have every now and then. All that fat can't be so good for you on a regular basis.

Roasted Peppers


16 card MJ for a change.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Guess what? More food! Snoop Dogg

XLB for breakfast

More noodles for lunch. This time I went for the Dao Xiao Mien or literally "Blade Shaven/Peeled Noodle" Here is another video. Not as exciting. Look on youtube and you'll be able to find some more interesting videos where they shoot the noodles into the pot from far away.

And the final product. I prefer the La Mien better. Smoother and not as chewy.


Here is a bird's eye view of Pacific Mall.

Look at all those selections!


At Grandma's for dinner. Roast Duck from Sam Woo

Gabe the Sushi roller

Aunt Julie the Dish Rocker.


Some spirited Pictionary. From our Alaska Cruise, we developed a new way of playing Pictionary. Everyone writes a word or phrase on a piece of paper with their name on the outside. Then everyone randomly selects one (selecting again if you pick your own) and then you take turns drawing while everyone except the one who wrote the word/phrase guesses. Lots more fun and then you get some ridiculously hard words such as "essense" from our Alaska trip and topping that this time "irreverent."

Here is a fun one by Ron.