I’ve really turned into what Kanye would call “a spoiled little L.A. girl“
A little bit of rain and I become immobile! Abe took the bus into Manhattan but I stayed warm and cozy in my parents’ NJ home.
Breakfast was the other half of my Cresskill Raisin Bagel, toasted with peanut butter and a side of grapes
We did wind up going into the city after all (but in the safety of the car) to pick up Abe…
…and for a late lunch/early dinner
My folks took us out to celebrate our 8th anniversary! It’s actually tomorrow, but we’ll be on a plane most of the day.
There are a few locations of Congee Village – this is the original one on Allen Street
Not your typical Chinese restaurant decor!
I let my mom do the ordering in Cantonese.
The House Special Chicken
Removed most of the skin, but I did devour the crispy whole garlic!
2 types of congee, of course – one was vegetarian for Abe
The other was Sliced Beef and Fish – I tried a small bowl with chili sauce
Sauteed Snow Pea Leaves with Garlic
Pan Fried Bean Curd with Soy Sauce
The veg dishes were fine, but the meat’s where it’s at!
Pan Fried Mince Pork with Salted Fish – this was like hamburger and I ate most of it
A dish not even on the menu – fragrant seasoned rice with Chinese sausage
I had about 4 or 5 different variations of this plate – the last one was ALL meat. I guess I miss my Chinese carnivorous side living in Los Angeles with a vegetarian!
No appealing dessert options on the menu – I remembered I’d pocketed some dessert from Bubs’ Reception and passed them around.
Broke off half the gingerbread man and a chocolate cookie under the table. Slipped into my mouth like drugs.
Thanks for dinner (and the trip into the city) Mom and Dad!