|Galbi tang (Korean Beef Rib Soup)|
|Homemade Garlic Shrimp|
(￣(ｴ)￣)ﾉ ☆｡､::｡.::･'ﾟMy Afternoon Tea ExperienceHad afternoon tea at Chado in Little Tokyo before going to Disneyland (stay tuned for a post!) for Dapper Day! Afternoon Tea Service for 2. The service includes a three-level tier of sandwiches, scones, and a dessert plate. Each person gets their choice of tea (in a pot!) and choice of soup or salad as well!
There was enough for more people! I ended up having to take what was left of the chilled tea in a to-go cup since it was so good and I had so much left!
The tier was so tall, and the table was so small, I had to take photos by sections. The top tier had a selection of their sandwiches, which consisted of the following:
- Souchong Chicken Sandwich - Shredded smoked chicken breast combined with mayonnaise and cranberry lingonberry
- Smoked Salmon - Served open faced on dark rye bread with cream cheese then topped with baby dill and a slice of lemon
- Punjab - Eggs marinated in our Lapsang Souchong smoked tea then combined with mayonnaise and green onions
- Limerick - English cucumbers served on buttered bread then decorated with cream cheese and green onions
Though that was the top tier, we were recommended to have the scones (second tier) first since they were freshly baked and still hot. The scones came with whipped cream and jam. The scones were such a delightful treat! It had a tangerine marmalade in it (I could definitely taste it), and so putting a bit of cream before each bite created such a fantastic taste. Not sure if it is because it was my first scone ever, but it was amazing! Paired well with the Chado Afternoon Tea with some milk!
The last tier were some shortbread cookies and a chocolate mousse. By the time we reached the cookies, we were stuffed! However, I was curious, so I had a bite (which led to several more bites) of the shortbread and found it wonderful! Yet again, it went well with the hot tea. In case you were wondering, I had my chilled tea during the sandwich portion of the meal as it was lighter.
As a surprise, we were presented with a tea float. Yes, you read correctly, TEA float. As amazing as it sounds, I was disappointed in myself for not realizing this obvious dessert in the first place! The tea float consists of a scoop of vanilla ice cream poured over with one of Chado's tea blends. I love it and will consider making some of my own at home!
(￣(ｴ)￣)ﾉ ☆｡､::｡.::･'ﾟMy Din Tai Fung ExperienceIt all started with the Food Network. It ALWAYS starts with the Food Network. I recalled going to Din Tai Fung a while ago, but did not realize that maybe it was just so popular that I thought I have already eaten there before.
A well-known Taiwan-based dumpling house, Din Tai Fung was able to open three locations within the U.S. (two in Los Angeles, one in Seattle).The wait time on average is about 45 minutes.
|Their cute water cups|
|Appetizer: Spinach and Soy Noodles|
|Juicy Pork Dumplings (Shaolong Bao)|
|Shanghai Rice Cake with Chicken|
To finish off the entry, I give you another popular restaurant with a 30-minute+ wait..
It is difficult for me to say if this is the best ramen I have ever had since I am quite close to a good many that are on the same par. However, this particular location of Shinsengumi (they have quite a few, this one is in Rosemead), I did not like as much; I prefer the one in Little Tokyo. The broth was a bit too strong for my taste (even though I asked for mild broth), and I was so parched after my meal. I will go to the Little Tokyo one next time.
Hope this does not get you hungry at the wrong hour. Stay tuned for a short Disney post!