After strategically marathoning Veronica Mars seasons 1-3, I headed back home to get Nick and his sister to go to a belated Chinese New Year dinner with his San Francisco grandma. By strategic marathoning I mean that my friend researched all the important episodes and specific scenes for us to watch so that we would be caught up for the movie. There was just no way that we would get through three seasons of 40 minute long episodes in one sleep over. And being that we all have full-time jobs that often call some of us on weekends, it’s rare that we can spare so much time to get together. We had to be smart about the viewing. Thankfully, my friend had already thought about all of this. If I was hosting, we’d still be on season one.
It was poor planning on Nick an my part, however, as the restaurant in Daly City was only about 20 minutes away from my friend’s house. I drove an hour back home to hop back in the car and drive another hour back out to the same area. The dinner was really good though and well worth the drive. We pretty much ordered all seafood with the exception of some vegetables and a lamb dish that my mother-in-law wanted. Although we both love all of this kind of food, both of our stomachs were rumbling all night. Since I had consumed more coffee during the day than normal, I couldn’t sleep. I could hear our stomachs growling all night long. I’m pretty sure it’s all the oil that goes into the food and that we don’t normally eat such giant portions.
|Though this soup looks boring, it was really, really tasty. There was black chicken, shrimp wonton, and abalone with lettuce in the soup.|
|Geoduck body stir fry.|
|They heat the stew right at your table. Once you eat some of the stew, they come back and add a whole bunch of lettuce. Wilted lettuce is really delicious.|
|Also in the stew is tofu skin (that light colored, squarish, crinkly stuff) water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots.|