Yesterday morning, I finally went into the dentist to get all my wisdom teeth pulled out! Everything went just fine, and Taurin was holding my hand when I woke up from anesthesia in the recovery room.
I’m on some strong painkillers, dozing on and off, watching Hoarders and Portlandia. I can’t complain about eating copious amounts of triple chocolate ice cream or homemade Korean congee, but I’m getting hungry for solid foods. So here’s to reminiscing about food highlights from the past week:
Homemade fried chicken with Momofuku’s Octo-vinaigrette. From brining, steaming, drying, and finally, to frying, it took us about a day of preparations; but it was worthwhile. The skin was perfectly crispy, meat was juicy and flavorful, and that dressing was just amazing.
And of course, Lunar New Year food with my family! We had some Korean rice cake soup (ddukguk) topped with julienned eggs and scallions. The colorful rice cakes are from Cconma.
Pork shank with purgatory beans, poached egg, and kale + crispy pork belly bits. I love Roberta’s!
For Christmas, Taurin’s father gave us a delicious gift: a 7-course tasting meal for two + wine pairings at Restaurant Eve. I only photographed my meal, but Taurin’s food was just as tasty and beautifully prepared. I especially loved his butter-poached lobster. Yum!
P.S. Any wisdom teeth stories or soft food recommendations? Please do share!