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Breakfast, 7 am Qingdao
We found this place that looked similar to the food I had in X’ian.  It was just opening and it looked decent enough and more importantly there were photos of the food.. The photos were located high up so, there was a lot of pointing and charades going on.   i wasn’t confident of what were were getting but, it worked out.
a tomato and meat broth. There was a really nice, sesame oil back note. There was silky ribbons of egg and some homemade noodles in it.
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Upstate this weekend in a lovely home in the woods, we were able to spend a lot of time hanging out and relaxing around the house.

Here we have a fritatta made from leftover chicken from the night before. There is also some guanciale and left over spinach and bacon that got tossed in to the mix. This was a 13 egg fritatta.
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With the leftover rice, I made some arancini from two nights ago. it was a saffron Carolina rice. On certain days in the local grocery, if you buy 100 dollars worth of groceries, they sell you a 20 pound bag of rice for 2 bucks or something. We have so much damn rice.. i just added an egg and some mozzarella. served with this really bright tomato sauce

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Good Morning everyone.. I hope everyone had a terrific weekend.  I spent a lot of my Saturday in our garden then, most of my Sunday walking around and just taking it easy.  It is such a rare thing for me to have both a Saturday and Sunday off, it can be habit forming.

Keeping up with that laid back vibe of the weekend, I spent most of the morning listening to some really chill Reggae Music. Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaac type stuff  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp-41RC2IHI) .  It was just too hard to get into the blues today.  Further more, bopping through Canal Street, I decided to stop in for a little dim sum.

Royal Seafood

103 Mott Street

(212) 219-2338

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Sorry, I have to start thinking more like a blogger.   I take photos of the prep just fine, it’s just when the food comes out, well, then it is go time. So it’s hard for me to stop and add an extra step. I am sure this will take some minor readjusting.

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I had to take my wife to work this morning. doing our daily routine: going over the Manhattan Bridge, driving across Canal st, through the Holland Tunnel, then along various numbered routes in N.J.

As we were pulling close to her office, we passed Union Pork Store.  Home to Jabi, the famous butcher.  The guy is so talented and such a nice guy.  I wanted my wife to meet him and his wife as well as see their shop.  Here is a link to his store.. He has well over a hundred sausages. http://www.unionporkstore.com/

Well I am glad I brought her because she spotted a 12 pound rib roast and suggested we buy it.  We were going to make a quick pastrami.(smoking a corned beef) to bring to someone’s house but, this will certainly do.

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WWW.NYBITECLUB.COM

I have not discussed this part of myself yet.

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Paris Sandwich Bakery Cafe
113 Mott St
(between Canal St & Hester St)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7221

I am not a big breakfast person. In fact, I don’t like breakfast at all.  Orange juice, it’s nice with a little Vodka, I like to marinate my carnitas in it but, it’s such a strange custom to start your day with a big glass of OJ. Are people not brushing their teeth?

Sure I will eat a bagel with some white fish or perhaps some sturgeon or salmon but, that’s about as breakfasty as I get.  A morning cheeseburger, sounds good to me.

As I have mentioned, I drive through Chinatown quiet a bit.  Is there anything better than  a nice container of Pork Bun or Bun Cha for breakast?  Bun is pronounced Boon.

So, we stopped in at Paris Sandwich this morning like we often do.  I picked up some shrimp spring rolls for the Mrs. some sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf with beans and pork and finally a Bun thit nuong for me.

The Bun cha there is really nice. As you can see below. Here you have pork, a little egg roll, peanuts, Thai Basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, rice noodles, hot sauce and Nuoc Mam Cham, Nuoc Mam Cham is that sauce in the bottom left corner. It’s the slightly sweet and sour sauce that accompanies many Vietnamese Dishes. It is part Fish Sauce, part sugar, part lime, part water, sometimes with a little chile.  It’s delicious

The price, it’s $5.50.  So much better and more healthy than a stupid pancake.

This will obviously not be my last time visiting this place. I will post more photos next time.