It Takes a Congee Village

April 5, 2011

in dinner, restaurant

I’ve really turned into what Kanye would call “a spoiled little L.A. girl

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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

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We did wind up going into the city after all (but in the safety of the car) to pick up Abe…

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…and for a late lunch/early dinner

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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.

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There are a few locations of Congee Village – this is the original one on Allen Street

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Not your typical Chinese restaurant decor!

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I let my mom do the ordering in Cantonese.

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The House Special Chicken

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Removed most of the skin, but I did devour the crispy whole garlic!

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2 types of congee, of course – one was vegetarian for Abe

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The other was Sliced Beef and Fish – I tried a small bowl with chili sauce

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Sauteed Snow Pea Leaves with Garlic

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Pan Fried Bean Curd with Soy Sauce

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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 :)

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A dish not even on the menu – fragrant seasoned rice with Chinese sausage

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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!

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No appealing dessert options on the menu – I remembered I’d pocketed some dessert from Bubs’ Reception and passed them around.

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Broke off half the gingerbread man and a chocolate cookie under the table. Slipped into my mouth like drugs.

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Thanks for dinner (and the trip into the city) Mom and Dad!

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