Smurf Village

It's Thursday. Sorry for being MIA but I've been having so much fun with this game my friend introduced me to my iPod Touch. SMURF VILLAGE!!!

I know I know what you guys might think but I'm totally hooked! Any spare time I got, I'll be playing this game.. the first thing in the morning when I woke up, I checked my village.. hahahahaha.. I dont know.. I know it's crazy.

Sorry for being such a dork but here's a quick glimpse of part of my village


Look at those cute little smurfs trying to grow crops!

Anyone else play this game?

Taco taco taco

This place served the most authentic Mexican beef tacos I ever tried. And if I tell you the price, you won't believe it existed. You can't go wrong with $1.50 per taco deal. You just can't.


Thumbs-up!

Potsticker


Lucky Roll - Delicious!!
Peking Duck Galore

We went to the local Asian restaurant called Potsticker for some asian fusion fix.
No flowers, no pinks, no hearts, no chocolate.. hahaha.. I was actually wearing all black that night. Again, it's the effort that counts!

White Chicken Chili

It's Saturday late night and I just finished half a pack of chocolate wafer stick... probably the wrong thing to do at this time.. but watching Cupcake Wars on the Food Network channel is not really helping.

Today was colder than I anticipated. The weather forecast said it was supposed to be in the mid 40s today but today was actually still in the 30s! Sigh.. when will we start enjoying the warmer days?

I was at the grocery today and decided to make this amazing White Chicken Chili with white beans and mash potatoes topped with some cheddar cheese. Ah-may-zing!! The absolute comfort food.


Drool

Express Bling


I still got my Express gift card from my birthday and I ended up picking these up at the store last weekend.

Good deal!

Food for thoughts at MoMa

You know this saying about stop eating as soon as you're full? This is a good advice when you know exactly when you're done/full with your meal. Me on the other side, I grew up in a family culture where you have to finish your plate at all times. Leaving food on your plate is equal to wasting food and my parents would always remind me on how the less fortunate people would work hard for food even to those homeless who don't have any! As a result, I don't really know when I'm done with my food until there's nothing left on my plate. It's this mind set that I have to finish my food.

This behavior leads me to my interest to home cooking rather than eating out. Why? The majority of restaurants in this country served this crazy portion in one seating. It's almost like the restaurant dictate the size of your meal. I always try to come to a restaurant with a dish in mind beforehand. Most restaurants these days have their menu online for you to check out before going in. That way, I don't spend too much time in the restaurant deciding on what to order.

But I also wanted to bring up the "over-persistent-super nice" servers who persistently persuade you to order an appetizer to "start" things off. They asked and you said "NO", then they say "are you sure? we have this new amazing bal bla bla with bla bla bla on top of bla bla bla". Then you said "that sounds amazing, let's order that!"
When the appetizer comes to the table, you realized that the dish can actually substitute your whole meal all together. By the time the entrĂ©e comes, you're already more than half way full which leads to overeating and feeling stuffed after the whole ordeal.

Then we come to the dessert chaos where the server come with this "dummy" samples of 5-6 desserts on a huge tray on your table taking about a good 5 minutes to explain the details of each desserts. Are you crazy?
Solutions - if I know this particular restaurants have amazing desserts, I would only order a salad or share a meal with another person. That way I don't overeat.

All and all, unless you go to the snitzy fancy expensive restaurant, you should definitely re-think the portion of your meal from the menu. I'm still trying to figure out how to overcome this because I have a hard time to leave food on my plate. The current solution is giving the leftovers to my bf. The boy eats everything.

I hope I made my point, otherwise here are some pics of some of the food I had in MoMa on my birthday.
I thought these were the perfect lunch menu - flavor and portion wise.


Btw, the restaurant changes the menu all the time so I dont remember any of the names - LOL!

Nothing else, just pictures


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