Where’s the Easter Bunny?

April 24, 2011

in restaurant, snacks, soup/stew

Happy Easter!

I haven’t really celebrated this holiday since I was a kid (and religious) but it still feels weird being away from home and Abe. I woke up early and took a walk to the Whole Foods in Pacific Heights

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The weather was really weird this morning – a mix of sun and drizzle.

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By the afternoon it cleared up and got sunny, right before lunch and rehearsal with our director Rich

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There was a little wait at Shanghai Dumpling King, and it got even longer after we sat down

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There were 4 of us and we each ordered a dish to share.

I picked a veg (of course) – sauteed snow peas with garlic

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Minced pork…

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…with hiding noodles

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Beef with Broccoli – and a couple carrots too

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The house specialty – Xiao Long Bao

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I ate about 3 or 4 of these – filled with pork and soup!

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Two platefuls that looked like this

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And about three pieces of the crispiest scallion pancakes I’ve ever tasted

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Light and fluffy, almost like Puri!

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We rehearsed for a few hours, then came back to the hotel and I repeated the first half of my day again – walk, talk on the phone with Abe, and computer work.

No Easter eggs. No chocolate bunnies. No jelly beans. No lamb. No ham. Just some late night snacks.

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Along with the mini Chocolate and Coconut Raw Revolution, apple and cocoa, I tried a new product

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These instant packets will have to replace my stripped down miso soup habit – cause there’s no fridge here!

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Tomorrow is two things – the start of the film shoot and the day Easter candy goes on sale!

Did you celebrate today?

Shanghai Dumpling King on Urbanspoon

{ 19 comments }

1 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm

We went to the NY Easter parade today :-) It was fun!

Those noodles look so good – I never seem to order the right kinds of noodles. I want some that look like that!

2 Sara K April 24, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Those garlic snowpeas look delightful! I’ve never been to Shanghai Dumpling House but have seen a decent crowd there multiple times…perhaps should give it a shot!

3 Serena April 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Did the staff come by enticing you with sugar donuts? I had some Xiao Long Bao last night and was contemplating on looking up the recipe to make at home sometime.

4 Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine April 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I love that you posted a link to Manjula’s Kitchen! I love her and her youtube videos! She is awesome.
Do you have a scallion pancake recipe? I’ve tried making them a few times but they’re always duds.

5 clairedille April 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm

So funny but we were so close again today…I was up in berkeley! hope you have a great time filming up north!

6 Ellie April 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Oh how I love scallions and cakes combined together~and have fun filming! :D

7 Lauren April 25, 2011 at 3:44 am

It’s odd being away on any holiday or occasion, probably because holiday’s are always so traditional. It looks like you still had a great Easter, but I’m sure Abe missed you like crazy!

8 VeggieGirl April 25, 2011 at 3:56 am

Oooh delicious food! Easter was low-key since I just got back in town on Saturday evening, so I had a lot of unpacking to do and also dance practice.

9 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 25, 2011 at 4:55 am

We celebrated with family and friends some we didn’t expect but were thrilled to have with us, my husband’s son and grandsons!
I did my best to be in control. A BIG bowl of salad before the best mac & cheese and green beans, then another big bowl of salad ot keep me satisfied. It worked well!

10 Pure2raw twins April 25, 2011 at 5:47 am

I did not have a traditional Easter either. Being away from family is hard especially around holidays.

11 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 25, 2011 at 5:48 am

There’s soup inside those steamed buns? Sweet!

12 jaclyn@lifeoftodayslady April 25, 2011 at 6:55 am

You need to go get yourself some Easter candy!! I definitely waited for today to get the 50% off candy….. that way I get to buy 50% more!

13 lowandbhold April 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

I did celebrate Easter. It’s one of my favorite Christian holidays.
The pork and noodle dish looks fab!

14 Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 25, 2011 at 7:40 am

Now you have me craving dumplings!

15 Amanda April 25, 2011 at 9:22 am

We didn’t end up celebrating this year. Andy had to leave on a trip so we spent most of the day just hanging out. It’s weird not doing brunch or dinner with family.

16 Emily @ Savory and Savage April 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

That meal at the Shanghai Dumpling King looks amazing!!

I am definitely putting it on my list of restaurants to hit in San Fran.

Good luck with the shooting!

17 Hungry Dancer April 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm

All that food look to die for!!! I didn’t celebrate easter, I celebrated my cousins birthday!!

18 Eat. Travel. Eat! April 25, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Those are the most crispy and unusual green onion pancakes I’ve ever seen! They almost look like crackers with the smooth and blistered surface.

19 LeQuan May 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Luv luv luv snow pea tips! I don’t eat pork much, but xiao long bao with soup inside is a whole new story – yummers!

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