Where’s the Easter Bunny?

Easter brunch at Shanghai Dumpling King in San Francisco.

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 today. I wake up early and take a walk to the Whole Foods in Pacific Heights.


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


By the afternoon it clears up and gets sunny, right before brunch and rehearsal with our director Rich.


There is a little wait at Shanghai Dumpling King, and it gets even longer after we sit down.


There are 4 of us and we each order a dish to share.  I pick a vegetable (of course) – sauteed snow peas with garlic.


Minced pork…


…with hiding noodles.


Beef with Broccoli – and a couple carrots too.


The house specialty – Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings).


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


Two platefuls that look like this.


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


Light and fluffy, almost like Puri bread!


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

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


Along with the mini Chocolate and Coconut Raw Revolution bar, I snack on an apple and cocoa.  I also try a new product.

IMG_4221.JPGThese instant packets will have to replace my stripped down miso soup habit – cause there’s no fridge here!


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

Did you celebrate today?


19 thoughts on “Where’s the Easter Bunny?

  1. Sara K

    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!

  2. Serena

    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.

  3. Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine

    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.

  4. clairedille

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

  5. Lauren

    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!

  6. VeggieGirl

    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.

  7. Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count

    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!

  8. jaclyn@lifeoftodayslady

    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!

  9. lowandbhold

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

  10. Amanda

    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.

  11. Emily @ Savory and Savage

    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!

  12. Hungry Dancer

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

  13. Eat. Travel. Eat!

    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.

  14. LeQuan

    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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