back to our regularly scheduled programming

So we're still lacking wireless Internet at our apartment, which is seriously hindering my photo uploading, but I'll try to forge on with what I do have. Just be forewarned that once I do have secure wireless, you're going to be bombarded with photos.

You've been warned.

In the meantime, there have been other things going on besides my big move.

Like Chinatown. I. Love. Chinatown. This probably isn't news to most of you. But there's just something about going there, walking around, eating in the tiniest of tiny restaurants and getting the best food I've ever had (ever).

This past weekend, the boyfriend and I decided to take a break from unpacking and putting Ikea furniture together to go check out The Gourmet Dumpling House for a dish he saw on the Food Network show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate."

The boyfriend wanted sliced fish Szechuan style. It was supposed to be super spicy. It didn't disappoint. He said it numbed his mouth but he kept going back for more. I guess that sounds good? If you're into that sort of thing.
I, on the other hand, went for juicy dumplings. I inhaled those faster than you can say "dumpling," so no pictures. I also got a dumpling noodle soup. I really like dumplings.

I did manage to get a photo of the aftermath.
We're good eaters.

I'm pretty proud of my Chinese heritage (hence why we're always eating the food of my peoples). What about you? Any traditional foods you just have to have?


  1. Oh my GOSH. I went home for labor day, and literally all I ate were dumplings, bao zi, tofu, and lots of other combinations. I love szechuan food... spicy = my idea of heaven. I kinda prefer my tongue to get a little numb haha. Then I drink a huge gulp of ice water, and it's the funniest tingling sensation!

    So glad that you had a nice yummy date with my favorite food :)

  2. I can't wait to be bombarded with pics! Bring em on. The Dumpling House looked amazing. I sound like your bf, I'm obsessed with spicy food. I will be chugging water after water, but I can't stop. I'm italian and my fave traditional food I can't live without is my moms homemade marinara meat sauce. :)

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. I LOOOOVE DUMPLINGS. I'm so jealous.

  4. i can't say i've ever tried this but it looks delish! I'm glad you keep your culture heritage going, I think it is incredibly important.

    traditional foods... not sure i have any. if i were to adopt, i would adopt Thai food and recently i tried Ethiopian food which was really good.


  5. Would you believe me if I say that I never tried Chinese food?? I know, terrible! But, it's not really popular in my country, and there's only one restaurant in a city nearby..

  6. the food looks delicious! I haven't eaten breakfast yet and this is making me hungry!

  7. sometimes i wish i was azn then my mom could make me delicious azn food. and i'd be like herrrooo dumplings!!
    but i'm not. so i can't.
    this looks really good. and i can't WAIT for pictures. i'm so excited to see your new place and how you're doing it uuuup.

  8. I'm recently obsessed with Chinese food, too. There's a really nice new Chinese restaurant in town, & they now recognize me & remember my order because I'm there ALL THE TIME. Wontons with spicy peanut butter sauce? I WANNNT.

    (See you this weekend!)

  9. Found you from The Real Mean Girl (love her) and am now following you on Bloglovin'. Love your style, lady!

  10. All of this food looks amazing! I'm kind of an ethnic food fiend, so I love this post :)

    I grew up eating Indian food (my dad is from there). It's my favorite. I could eat Indian food every single day (but I probably shouldn't, haha).

  11. I LOVE Chinese food, like real Chinese food (not the take-out kind, although there are certain days for that too). I love mung-bean noodles, minced pork with string beans, spicy beef and peppers, and dont even get me started on peking duck. My fiance is Chinese/Malaysian and got me into the good stuff!

  12. Soooooooo jealous right now. I seriously need to stop reading blogs before I eat because now all I can think about is dumplings. GAH.

    Oh, PS...your letter? Will be mailed soon. We are officially the worst pen-pals in the history of pen-palling.


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