Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Seafood Galore

Monday and Tuesday was full of seafood! 

I ordered the udon monthly special tofu with shrimp tempura and vegetable pancake on the side.  My sister got the shrimp tempura udon. 
She paid for our drinks and onigiri. 

So Rutgers University has King Neptune night once a year (in the middle of September).  It's an all you can eat lobster-shrimp-crab-fish feast! It's like an Asian parent's dream come true lol. Chris's family and I ate at the new Livingston dining hall....whaaaa I'm so jealous that Rutgers is so nice now! Livingston used to be a dump when I was a student! 

Pretty fish ice sculpture
yummm I love crabs but they were a lot of work so I didn't eat any crab!

Snow crab legs are my jam! 

Smoked salmon, ahi tuna, and random rare fish. 

My first lobster of the night! 
Chris's surf and turf. 
Chris's 2nd lobster.  
Dessert! I had the chocolate chip cheesecake and some of the key lime pie.  I miss the dining hall dessert :(

We were lucky and arrived early but still had to wait for people to leave.  The lady who swiped us in told us that everyone's grazing lol!! We grazed for 3 hours! Hahha. RU did a great job setting everything up...I don't remember it being organized the last few times I went.  I never got the chance to eat snow crab legs or eat so much cocktail shrimp. It was a great night and had so much fun with Chris and his family.  

I hope I get to go again next year!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cats and Food

Last week was just spending time with my sister who's leaving on Wednesday.  It's nice having her around but I do miss using her room as my "man cave".  

Chris and I ate at Panera Bread on Saturday.  I love their cheddar broccoli soup! 
On Sunday, we made beef burgundy stew with golden mushroom soup.  
Here is Pazuzu staring at me in the morning. He usually sleeps with me :)
Lily :) The shirt says sweetheart LOL.  
Pazuzu and Lily holding paws! 
So Gong Dong in Palisades Park.  I perfer BCD tofu house (they have more side dishes) but they have kal gook su soondubu which is amazing!! 

Wink's owner had a wedding to go to and asked my sister to paint her nails and do her make up.  As a payment she took us to Simply Vietnamese in Tenafly.  The owner had a small hole in the wall restaurant in Fort Lee called Mo'pho but moved.  The host wasn't that friendly and piratically threw the menus at us and snatched it from our hands when we finished ordering. The waiter was OK.  The service at Mo'pho was so much better.  

The shrimp chips are my favorite!!
I usually order the lemongrass chicken. I'll probably take Chris here for lunch (which is cheaper!).  

My two friends celebrated their birthdays on Saturday.  Good for me cause I didn't have to go into the city twice in one month lol.  

Cathy celebrated her birthday at Qi in Times Square. I got there so freaking early and everyone was running late. So feeling lonely and bored, I ordered a drink at the bar by myself lol.  

Lychee champagne drink.  
Chris and I usually order two different entrees and share.  He ordered some salmon curry which was delicious.  I ordered chicken pad thai lol.  It was decent.  10 dollars for a tiny portion :/.  

After that I head over to the Empire Hotel's roof top bar for Candice's birthday.  I'm so upset that I didn't get to take pictures of the view! Chris and I were only there for 40 minutes because we had to catch the midnight bus/train. I sometimes wish I lived in the city! 

I finally got Nothin' Mouse About it from the Minnie Mouse collection! Hearts were hard to apply but I still like it a lot. Very cute :)

I'm going to NYC Comic-con in October!! I'm preparing my costume very soon. I need my sister's room to make it .  I'm super excited cause my favorite artist will be there! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


The past week wasn't so eventful and interesting.  It was my mom's birthday a week ago so I took her out to Grand Lux Cafe in GSP.  

Cat dress at Anthropologie! I wantssss it! 

I ordered the lemon chicken pasta dish which was tangy and savory.  My mom ordered the garlic shrimp pasta dish which was a lot better than my dish (it was still tasty).  She never eats her left overs for some reason so I ate it for lunch the next day :) 

Look at this cutie!!! 
Her name is Lily :).  She's 5 months and we got her from the vet.  I hope I can keep her because my sister who's back from Vegas is taking Timmy :(.  I don't want Pazuzu to be by himself.....but he's scared of her LOL.  He's 3x her weight and size and runs away from her.  She's a bit wild and feisty though. She bit and scratched my sister a few times.  Hisses at Timmy and Pazuzu when they play-fight back. And runs around the house like a maniac.  She is the cutest kitten ever :)
She has pink pads on her brown paws! 
Chris and I cooked pasta with meat sauce.  
Grilled pork with rice noodles from Pho 32. It was okay.  I was craving pho but I don't know why I ordered it lol.  
Strawberry and rhubarb jam that one of my supervisors made for me. So good!!! 
Chris and I went to NYC on Sunday to hang out with our friends.  Since it was the first weekend of the month, Bank of America card holders were able to get into the MET for free.  I'm glad I didn't pay for anything because it wasn't anything special.  You've seen it once, you've seen it a million times.  We ate at Ginger Man (bar).  I ordered a roast beef sandwich which was spicy lol.  I felt the horseradish in my nose.  

On Monday we cooked chicken adobo! We used a random recipe online and changed the ratio of vinegar to soy sauce to our liking. I marinated the chicken for about 4 hours and boiled it until cooked and simmered it for 1/2 hour.  

Chicken adobo doesn't look really appetizing but it's so tangy and delicious! I wish we used wings instead of thighs but the thighs were on sale.  The sauce goes so well with white rice.  

Hopefully this weekend Chris and I will head down to his beach house.