Actually, people in
Whoever did that was smart because they got tickets. I ended up going to the “Everything for $1” street cart for a sausage with sauerkraut, onions, and mustard ten minutes before the show. After discovering that it was sold out, we debated between Casino Royale and The Holiday. I’ll let you have one guess at who wanted to see Casino Royale and who wanted to see The Holiday.
We decided a night at the theatre would just have to wait. We saved our $11 and headed back home, but not without stopping at the “Everything for $1” cart again. Those sausages are delicious.
I had promised to make breakfast that weekend, so Sunday morning seemed like the perfect time. My specialty is French toast and bacon, mainly because it’s the only thing I can make for the morning feast. I always seem to burn pancakes, and my omelettes just aren’t as good as those at Easter Sunday brunches.
There was a little twist to my breakfast. We were using Arnold wheat bread, which I don’t particularly fancy, but is the preferred loaf of The GF. I usually use Home Pride wheat or Wonder Bread. I also made the mistake of purchasing turkey bacon. The GF talked me into it for health reasons and because it was $3 cheaper than the good, fatty pork bacon. We also used Log Cabin Lite syrup. My preferred syrup is Aunt Jemima. She’s much thicker and sweeter than Log Cabin Lite.
I did change up my mixture a bit and threw in some vanilla extract. That was pretty good. Overall, I didn’t think it was my greatest French toast, but The GF seemed to like it. I think once she tries my French toast with regular, fatty products, she’ll be even more amazed. (Side note: Dunkin’ Donuts redeemed itself this weekend. The GF bought me an iced caramel latte for me to sip on while I cooked. It was delicious.)
On Sunday, night we went to
The first stop was the Asian grocery store. I love the smell of any Asian grocery store. They all have that same funky smell, but you adapt to it after five minutes. My original intent was just to get some oolong or jasmine tea, but I also ended up with chocolate.
I located the Meiji aisle and tried to find the Hello Panda chocolate-filled biscuits but instead, stumbled upon Meltykiss (click on that link for a review). I bought about twenty boxes of the green tea flavor when I was in
The next stop was the egg custard shop. My initial experience with egg custard occurred when I was on The Island. I was floored by it. I attempted to buy some egg custard on my last trip to
The last stop was supposed to be O.K. Diner on
Finding a new spot is not as easy as it sounds. Not every restaurant is good. Take Joe’s
As a general rule, I think establishments with some sort of meat or dead bird hanging in the window are your best bet. Though they may not be great, I think they’ll be better than “fancy” places without the meat/dead bird showcase. (This is my own personal criteria for choosing Chinese eateries. Do not adopt it as fact.)
After deciding against some places because of no hanging meat or crowdedness, we decided on a place called Big Wong. We ordered steamed dumplings, seafood pan-fried noodles, and the salt and pepper trio (shrimp, squid, & scallops).
Though Big Wong had some ribs and duck hanging in its window, it wasn’t as great as O.K. Diner. I’d definitely leave open the possibility of returning there, but I’m going to try a new restaurant on my next trip to
Monday morning brought a slew of bad luck with food. The plan was to go to Max Brenner in the
On weekdays from 7AM-1PM, Max Brenner in the
I don’t panic. It’s 11AM, and we’re a block away from Pommes Frites. We walk there, but they don’t open until 11:30.
I still don’t panic. BAMN is a mere 100 feet away. We decided that we don’t need breakfast, and we just want the $2 green tea soft serve. As we walk by, we notice the soft serve machine has a sign taped to it that says, “OUT OF ORDER.” Dammit.
We decided to see if there was something by Target, but we just ended up with McDonald’s. It was the nastiest McDonald’s I have ever visited. The McChicken, the cornerstone of any of my McDonald’s visits, tasted nasty. What was even worse was that I also tried the Snack Wrap. Purely disgusting.
I should’ve just gone to the “Everything for $1” cart. That guy never fails to please.