Today is my birthday! Woo-hoo to getting another year older!!
We were supposed to be home in St. Thomas to celebrate so Adam and I have actually been on
vacation staycation this week. A tropical island is obviously always the preferred option but social-distancing fun in the best city isn’t a bad second choice. We’ve taken several long walks, had lots of cuddling time with Webster, and watched a ton of Seinfeld and The Office. Plus we’ve eaten so many good things! If I was going to name ten of my top favorite foods I’d say Diet Cherry Coke Zero, vodka, espresso, sweetened condensed milk, soursop, nachos, cheeseburgers, ice cream, roasted green beans, and Pad See Ew and I’ve eaten all but three of those things in the past week.
A ton of yummy things from Win Son Bakery. The standouts were the mochi doughnut and the Fan Tuan (rice roll) with egg and Chinese cruller.
A fancy picnic (from Ellen’s) in our car at the end of the North Fork.
We had a lobster roll and duck fried rice.
Plus a local passionfruit IPA.
Soursop ice creams. I’ve been wanting to go to Taste of the Tropics for a decade and their soursop ice cream did not disappoint.
I actually preferred Island Pops though. Soursop + nutmeg.
Tamarind + mango + tequila = our new all-time favorite homemade cocktail.
East Wind Snack Shop makes our favorite dumplings in the city. Dry-aged beef potstickers // Shanghai vegetable steamed dumplings with ginger scallion sauce // veggie noodles.
Happy birthday to me! 🙂