Merry Christmas!Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday.I look back at my Christmas post from last year and I'm tickled at how familiar the food offerings are. I guess we are creatures of habit and tradition,enjoying similar dishes year after year.
This year, we get to carry home our own batch of CHE family savory pumpkin cakes. Before we head on our red eye flight back to Boston, we will enjoy a hearty, warm hot pot with the family.
As always, we enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Din Tai Fung (though the wait was painfully long!).
I come closer to my goal of visiting every single Bouchon Bakery by buying some Snowman TKOs (Thomas Keller Oreos) from the Bouchon Bakery in Beverly Hills. Sadly, the family dog ate my cookies before I had a chance to eat them. 🙁
celery and tofu
At our annual extended family potluck, we chowed down on all sorts of delicious Chinese food made by the relatives.
Homemade scallion pancakes!
Bryan's mom's scallion oil chicken
Pork and Vegetable Pan Fried Dumplings (10 for only $7!!)
We visited our favorite local Beijing style restaurant which makes amazing homemade dumplings and handmade noodles!
Bryan and I also did a bit of restaurant hopping. We partook in a 21-course tasting menu at Jose Andres' Saam as well as tried the omakase (29 pieces!) at Sushi Zo in Los Angeles. Definitely look out for an LA food series soon!
BOSTON RESCUE MISSION UPDATE
I was thrilled to find out just a few days ago that the Tiny Urban Kitchen fund for the Boston Rescue Mission has so far raised $3094.19 this year! I am aiming to raise $10,000 in total. If you're interested in donating to the fundraiser, just click here or on the image above.
Gingerbread people from Bouchon Bakery, Beverly Hills
Have a wonderful Christmas!
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