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Lunch 2019

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22 minutes ago, Shelby said:

I love stuff like this and I never think to make it.  Looks delicious!

Neither do I.  But it seemed perfect for Mother's Day.  

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As part of a fridge/freezer clearing drive, for lunch today I boiled up some frozen, but home made, wontons and ate them with yellow Sriracha sauce and ground black pepper.

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Today, I ignored the work I was meant to be doing and went lunch shopping instead, intending to cook. Right by the entrance to the supermarket is a Japanese conveyor belt place. It is Chinese owned and operated. Not super quality, but adequate. Laziness prevailed,, lunch cooking forgotten  and the shopping was temporarily abandoned.
 

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Shrimp sushi. There were  two, but I ate one before remembering to take a picture.

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Tuna sashimi. The lighting was a bit odd. It looked normal, honestly.

 

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Salmon sushi 6 ways. I'm not a fan of mayo on sushi, especially sweet Kewpie!

 

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Scallop sushi. The best thing I ate.

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Tuna sashimi. Again, I ate one slice before taking the picture.

Cost the equivalent of USD 15.50.


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Lobster linguine leftovers, with vermouth de Chambery, garden chives, garlic and a boatload of butter

 

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Out and about today, so I treated myself to another sample of the great barbecue with which we're blessed here. This is a "pig plate," specifically the "child adult" size, which I kinda thought was appropriate, at the Dixie Pig in Blytheville, another Delta institution.

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An oddity in barbecue-dom, it offers salad instead of slaw. 

 

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Jimmy Changas TEX-MEX EGGROLLS

stuffed with rotisserie chicken, black beans, jack cheese, corn, spinach, red peppers & onions — avocado-ranch dipping sauce


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14 hours ago, kayb said:

Out and about today, so I treated myself to another sample of the great barbecue with which we're blessed here. This is a "pig plate," specifically the "child adult" size, which I kinda thought was appropriate, at the Dixie Pig in Blytheville, another Delta institution.

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An oddity in barbecue-dom, it offers salad instead of slaw. 

 

The salad was the first thing I noticed!  "....the HELL???".  Then I noticed the other oddity in barbecue-dom - what looks like fresh cut fries!  Wow!  I've never had excellent pig (which it looks like that is) with anything but from-frozen fries.  I love frozen fries, so that's fine.  I'm still boggling at the salad, though.  😄

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They were, in fact, fresh-cut fries. I do love me a nice crispy crinkle-cut frozen fry, but these were cooked VERY well. Right ratio of crisp to creamy. And yes, it was very good pig. Not the best I've ever had, but very good.

 

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Lunch out with friends.

Home style Palestinian food.

 

Zucchini with warm lemony yogurt, over rice.

Wild Gundelia (Akkub) with chickpeas.

Wild fennel with lentils.

Arayas with tahini (somewhat overcooked and short on the filling).

Vegetarian kibbeh siniya. Eggplants, tomatoes and other veggies between twp layers of crisp/crunchy bulgur.

Shishbarak - meat filled dumpling in savory yogurt sauce.

 

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Fresh ramen noodles, red-cooked tofu (tofu braised in soy sauce), chicken broth, quail eggs, Shanghai bok choy, garlic, red chilli.

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A typical light meal (in north of Germany). Oldenburg is Germany's kale capital.

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I like giant beans.

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Homemade smoked salmon with the works, including the first of the season homemade garlic dills.

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Working lunch at Kuerle, Xinjiang province. 

 

Kaobaozi (baked meat pies filled with braised fatty lamb with coriander & pepper) & Liang Pi (cold noodles in spicy & vinegary soup with cucumber & wheat gluten).

 

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Lunch today was one of the strangest I've ever had.

 

Back story: In the centre of the city, near my home, is a government owned 5-star restaurant. It's not difficult to get 5-stars when the owners are the star issuing authority! The hotel has hosted almost every Chinese government leader except Mao and the current President, Xi Jinping (so far). I dislike the place and especially it's "western restaurant" staffed by charming wait staff and chefs who've never eaten western food, but saw a picture once. They specialize in steaks, which they serve with a tiny scattering of parsley, shredded carrot and a flower, but no carbs. Order fries separately and they usually arrive ten minutes before your steak or ten minutes after. They also specialize in rip-off prices.

A few days ago, I had a call for a friend who explained that the hotel wanted to make an advertisement to be aired on in-flight videos to and from the city. For some reason, they decided that it would be good to have a foreigner in their movie.. As one of the very western foreigners in town and the one who has been here by far the longest, I was volunteered. Again!

So I spent the morning pretending to be playing tennis, a game I haven't played since high school in the middle of last century and was no good at then, then at around 11 am headed  to the "western restaurant" for lunch. While waiting for the various camera men, lighting people and the director to do what people like them do, I was beginning to get hungry. A bowl of soup turned up. Borscht. I will never understand why every Chinese"western restaurant" serves this. There is no beetroot here. Why choose to serve a dish you don't have the main, signature ingredient for? I know the answer. They only saw a picture and saw it was red! Tomato soup is Borscht!

 

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I was instructed that I could eat this while they got ready. They weren't going to film me eating fake borscht. To accompany my soup they brought me a bowl of fruit salad slathered with Kewpie sweet mayonnaise. Of course.

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I ate a little of the soup and ignored the salad as all sensible people would. Then my steak arrived.

Or did it? The waitress with my meal hovered in sight while, for a while, the film crew fiddled with their dials then the director yelled the Chinese equivalent of "Action" . The young waitress placed the steak, which was served on a cutting board, in front of me. I smiled and said "Thank you!"

The director yelled "Cut!" and said "One more time". Waitress took away my untouched meal, they fiddled dials a bit more and we went for take two. And three. And four. And five. And six. All the while my steak was getting cold. Finally, director was satisfied and I was allowed to actually eat the damn thing that had been tantalizing me for so long. I'd quite lost my appetite.

 

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The picture shows half my 'meal'.  I wasn't about to waste more time taking a picture until I'd eaten some.


To be fair, they had obviously picked the best steak they could find (I didn't get to choose) and it had been cooked exactly as I had requested (I was allowed to do that) - medium rare. Unfortunately, unlike the poor waitress, it had been rested so long before I got my fork to my mouth that it was no longer as pink as when it left the kitchen. Residual heat. However it was tender and reasonably tasty..

Then  I went home and had a huge cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato. A CLT.

Look out for me at the next Oscars ceremony!


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2 hours ago, scubadoo97 said:

Hit a container of Texas Caviar heavy for lunch.   Keep me full through dinner 

 

Had to Google Texas caviar. Yum.

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Smoked fish

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Cooked in cream is always nice when one does not have bbq weather (and it's almost June!).

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Rosette de Lyon because I have many hanging in the house. And I made a mess whilst transfering the eggs to the plate. Clumsy perfectionist.

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3 hours ago, HungryChris said:

Mortadella and marinated zucchini ribbons on rye.

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I'll see your rye and raise you marbled rye with turkey, aged provolone, bacon and miracle whip with a cranberry relish(Dickinson's).

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