Bar hopping is not a new concept, especially to this corner of the interwebs. Saturday, however, we did a little different kind of hopping; we hopped around Chinatown for some dim sum! But before we get into that, I got to spend a little extra time with Nathan on Friday. He worked from home so we took a little lunch break to try a new Mexican place.
Pork al pastor salad with extra guacamole!
It’s a good thing we got out when we did because I wasn’t feeling so hot later that night. All I wanted for dinner was a big bowl of mac and cheese [you know, the kind with the powdery cheese..] and some roasted brussels. Seeing as how we had none of the above [don’t worry, that was remedied on Saturday!], Nathan made me a delicious egg, cheese, pork, and ketchup bagel sandwich. And, of course, some chocolate chip cookies on the side. What a guy 😉
I can’t remember the last time I had a bagel before this.. YUM!
Thankfully, my bagel-wich did the trick and Saturday I was up and ready to go for some dim sum Chinatown hopping. First up was the finger food.
The biggest baked pork bun I ever done seen!
Chicken & pork shumai + Shrimp & chive dumpling
That pork bun was ridiculous. We split one because they were so big! The dough was so soft and a little sweet, kind of brioche-y. Oh man, I could go for another right about now.. Anywho, then we went for some of the hot food.
Chinese BBQ chicken.. not the prettiest, but one of the tastiest!
Chinese BBQ Pork.. I loved Nathan’s enthusiasm ha!
Alright, so maybe we hopped over for some beer after our Chinatown excitement.
Pumpkin beer + stout. It’s that time of year!
And then we went for a little walk to the water where I finished a half marathon.
Ha! I couldn’t believe they still had everything up from 2 weeks ago.. obviously I had to go for it.
Such a beautifully clear day.
Saturday was awesome; exciting but relaxing. I wish everyday could be like that. Yesterday was pretty darn relaxing too and after the gym I picked up a little treat that my mom sent out to me.. just a package of my favorite local Baltimore granola!
Apple quinoa granola is just that exciting.
I have a feeling that bag isn’t going to last too long. But in the meantime, I should probably do something about the rest of my meals.
Weekly Meal Plan
Sunday – Crunchy stuffed buffalo chicken with ranch roasted potatoes & broccoli
Monday – Lemon tarragon turkey burgers with baked onion rings
Tuesday – Pomegranate jalapeno chicken with bacon pomegranate brussels sprouts
Wednesday – Leftovers
Thursday – Honey balsamic chicken leg quarters with caprese stuffed portobellos
Friday – Out!
Saturday – Leftovers
Food for Thought
Have you ever tried dim sum before?
What’s your favorite comfort food?