Sunday, June 24, 2007

guess who

has done NOTHING work related ALL weekend. Except liaise with one copyeditor. All in all, pretty good.

Also, I got to catch up with Nikki and Bluenana on Saturday afternoon during another Queens adventure. We went to Perlas, a Filipino restaurant on 69th and Roosevelt. Blue managed to find her way there ALL BY HERSELF (despite our fears and misgivings on her behalf). (Have I mentioned she was born in and has lived her entire life in Queens?) We gossiped for three hours and ate the following things:

-fresh lumpiang: a doughy soft crepe filled with fresh vegetables and bean sprouts and topped with the most AMAZING peanut sauce

-tocino pork: tiny bits of bright red candied pork... perhaps the tastiest thing ever. Nikki doesn't eat anything that comes from a pig but she ate this. And she LIKED it.

-stir-fried glass noodles with egg, pork, shrimp, and vegetable bits (I can't remember what this is called... Any help, Blue? 'Cuz the Rally Monkey hadn't the foggiest)

-chicken chunks stewed in tomato and red and green pepper...YUM

-avocado shake (ok, only Nikki was smart enough to order this... props to Nikki, a Filipino food rookie)

-halo-halo: this is a lovely desert with shaved ice and sweetened condensed milk in a parfait glass served over chunks of unnaturally brightly colored candied fruit and palm nuts (apparently Bluenana failed to nerdily take a picture of this... we must all have been overly excited about eating it, instead)

Very nice...

[all artwork (c) Bluenana Inc....dude. That's some professional-looking food photography there.]


jalexissmith said...

Sounds delish!

I ate a pizza from the conbini for dinner last night. It was gross and somehow delicious at the same time. Mmmm. But I also ate tabihodai shabu shabu on Saturday night and OMG it was good. Mmmm meat.... mmmm veggies.... mmmm foreigners stuffing their faces.

Bluenana said...

@#$%$#@#$#@, Moonie! I totally knew how to get there on my own, thank you very much.

The glass noodle dish was sotanghon guisado and the chicken chunks was afritada.

Mmmm mmm mmm.

Nikki said...

Oh Moonie! Why must you insult Blue like that? She found it just fine even if she was late and I half contemplated eating my thumb. Man that avocado shake was the best that and the candied pork made it for me.

Bluenana said...

Represent, yo.