Birthday at Yakitori!

February 24, 2009

Last Thursday was my actual birthday, and my friend Ed “surprised” me by taking me and a few of my friends out to dinner at Famous Yakitori One. Excellent choice =) We made it in time for the sake happy hour, which, needless to say was not very good for my sobriety. I had a great time, and I hope everyone else did too. Thanks, Ed!

Grilling the yakitori

My friend, Nate is clearly enjoying his bacon-wrapped scallop yakitori

I had so much trouble deciding what to order. I finally settled on Set B (an assortment of meat, poultry, seafood, and veggie yakitori) as well as the yake (grilled) onigiri with salmon inside. As always, of course, I got the bacon-wrapped avocado.
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Birthday Dinner =)

February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since I’ll be out of town next weekend, my parents decided to celebrate my birthday with me this weekend. My mom worked really hard to prepare a delicious meal, and I love her all the more for it.

Just look at the presentation!

Slow-cooked pork shoulder over Chinese broccoli. She got up at 6am to start this!

Hard-boiled egg (my mom tinted the shells red). You’re supposed to eat this on your birthday

Sticky rice – my mom makes the BEST sticky rice.

Fish soup – can’t give credit to my mom for this. My mom’s friend brought this over. It’s from a restaurant in Rockville.
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