SO it's 8 o'clock right now, and I'm still at work trying to get shit done. Actually, I'm sitting at my desk thinking about how I still need to pack for my trip to Argentina, which I leave for tonight at 3:00 a.m., and I suddenly realize that I haven't shared my holiday eating adventure with everyone. What shame! Here are some highlights:
CHRISTMAS DAY: Chinatown meandering with Mom and Hans
We had some Shanghainese dim sum at the place next to the gigantic Cantonese dim sum place in Chinatown (there was a private party)
Hans enjoys some delicious Oil Sticks - Chinese churros, really
Some real Chinatown kids, unlike us fake suburban Chinese!
Egg tarts from "Egg Tart King"
CHRISTMAS DINNER: PEI FAMILY STYLE (selected highlights)
You know, Christmas used to be such a novelty, funny cause no one in my whole extended family was Christian (though my grandfather was Muslim, and so is my uncle). Now all the sudden there's at least 3 - 4 of them! Someone explain that one to me.
Aunt # 4, #5, and #1 (L-R)
Simmering whole fish in garlic. Mouthwatering.
Beef sauteed with dried tofu, peppers, and scallions
A Taiwanese dish - tofu skin wrapped around taro and chicken liver. People in Taiwan used to make this dish out of leftovers when guests came over unannounced. Trick them into thinking it's fresh!
Pig's feet. Yes, pig's feet.
Some kind of fresh special shrimp that melted in your mouth. This was my favorite of the night.
Crab with Sticky Rice.
Tofu with Crab meat.
Red Bean yum yum cake
Uncle #5 made Chinese soy dessert. It's kind of like silky sweet tofu-pudding.
Cyrena's vegan ginger cookies.
There were a ton more dishes...
Thanks Aunt #4!!