I feel guilty . This is one of the few weeks that I have actually gone awol on the blog for more than just a day, in two consecutive weeks. Why? I have had good intent on cooking and eating and you know, making sure I don’t faint of hunger. But I’m feeling a lack of creativity. I have been meaning to move on in my momofuku cookbook readings but instead, I have been caught in watching Scandal instead. But since I have finally finished with season 2 of it, and season 3 is just beginning, I shall move on to cooking. As for downloading and watching the second season of Newsroom, that might have to wait, for the sake of this blog 🙂
So a couple of my Chinese friends are getting married in January and they had their Chinese engagement (ting-hun) last weekend. Though I am unsure with regards to the tradition itself, i think they are basically married in Chinese culture. But the food!!! It is the first time I learned to appreciate Chinese food 🙂 I have eaten in a couple of Chinese restaurants in my life, and the few good times must have been even before I have learned to appreciate good food. And these, are good food.
The Chinese Lauriat, unlike the many Chinese Take-outs I see on TV, comes in courses. In big batches. I can’t remember all the courses for this one, but more or less, it was about 12 to 15 dishes, with no expenses spared. Gloria Maris is a popular Chinese restaurant and it was obvious that the Chinese in the area loved their food as well.
There were the misua (thin egg noodles), about 4 to 5 kinds of appetizers including hakaw (shrimp dumplings, pork and what have youss, steamed fish, crabs, lobster with vermicelli, taro puffs, pansit (egg noodles again). Then there were some dessert as well which I never got to take pictures of. 🙂 But damn. I’m off to my kitchen to make some Chinese food! 🙂