Last night, Pam and In-Young, readers and real-life cookie tasters, took me out to dinner in Chinatown. First stop: New Wonton Garden for noodles. Roasted duck and chicken with noodles in a super rich and tasty broth. Yum! My grandmother used to tell me I had chicken soup for blood...she wasn't kidding.
Our next stop was Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. I was hoping to try the wasabi ice cream, but it wasn't available last night. Instead, I got the black sesame. It had a light peanut buttery flavor, and it was the perfect little bit of sweet to have after the savory noodle soup. Be careful, though: only two samples allowed per customer! (Yes, I got the warning... I hope I didn't look like "that guy" who'd load up on free samples and walk out without ordering something.) When I got home, I ordered T-shirts online for me and Jon.
We topped off the night with some bubble tea. Me being the bubble tea newbie, Pam rightly warned me to suck up the tapioca balls slowly. We also got some mango pudding and toast topped with condensed milk. As Ina Garten might say, "Toast with condensed milk...how bad can that be?" Well, the answer is terribly, awesomely delicious! I think condensed milk is my new best friend. (Thanks, In-Young, for the following pics.)
Next time, we're going out for real ramen noodles--as in from scratch, not bricks of "oodles of noodles" you can get at the grocery store for 5 for $1. I can't wait... Thanks, Pam and In-Young! I had an awesome time!