After an incredibly relaxing weekend spent at the bed and breakfast where we got married three years ago, we weren't quite ready to come back to reality today. After enjoying restaurant food (including one of the most exquisite meals I've had in a very long time), I couldn't stand the idea of cooking dinner tonight. I've had a hankering for Chinese food lately so we went to our favorite place for some MSG-laden goodness.
Roast Pork Egg Foo Yung:
... was just as wonderful as always. Huge chunks of roast pork and long strands of sweet, soft onion meld together with the egg to create a savory omelet that's made even better by the salty, rich brown gravy.
... is your standard breaded and fried chicken creation doused with a syrupy sauce. It's not my favorite so I let SP tackle this dish on his own.
Chicken with Mixed Vegetables:
... combined chicken pieces with snow peas, carrots, water chestnuts, broccoli and bok choy in a white sauce. Bits of scallion added an onion-y overtone to the sauce that's excellent when sopped up with white rice.
We each also had an egg roll dipped in duck sauce and spicy mustard. My plate:
... with its huge slab of egg foo yung, chicken with vegetables and an egg roll. It was a ton of food, but every bite was the perfect way to ease back into the daily grind.