Christmas family potluck - didn’t take a picture of all the food this time, but here’s what one of plates looked like. Please forgive my terrible plating placements.
Fatties give other fatties excellent gifts. And yes, this was meant to be a Christmas gift…but we didn’t end up meeting up til July - hence the Christmas candy.
“Christmas” gift from Fatty Chelsea. Thanks bud!
Christmas Day - Dinner
I think my parents outdid themselves on this one: beef tenderloin, roasted fingerling potatoes, Chinese veggies and fun see with bacon. I would totally request this as my last meal. Mouth is watering just looking at these pictures.
Christmas Day - Snack
Stopped by my great-aunt’s Christmas party to catch up with family. It was pretty much impossible to get pictures of the food before all my relatives swarmed the kitchen, so I took these pics after round 1.
One of my cousins made tiramisu ice cream cake and it was pretty awesome. Another cousin (who went through culinary school) made this awesome beef tenderloin with cheese and spinach and awesomeness. No picture bc I ate it ASAP.
Christmas Day - Lunch
Went to Phoenix Cafe for lunch that day. I had the fishball noodle soup and tried their pan fried dumplings.
Advice from my dad: If a restaurant serves soups or noodles in a dark broth, they will probably also serve decent pan fried dumplings, as they come from the same region. However, if the restaurant serves soups or noodles in a clear broth, they only make dumplings bc people love dumplings (aka stay away). I’ve found this to be true. He says clear broths and dark broths are associated with different regions, I just can’t remember which one. Anyways, if you want dumplings but the restaurant only serves things like fishball noodle soup or wonton noodle soup, don’t order dumplings from there.
Too bad my dad told me this AFTER I ordered the dumplings. I found the batter to be too sweet, which is weird. So yeah, just follow my dad’s advice - he knows his Chinese food.