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.
…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.
These 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?