I did not do anything different today than I would have done on any other day making this a perfect day, and since this was my version of a regular day Chinatown was in order. I had breakfast from one of my favorite street vendors and I had a breakfast not like any other. (it is at this point that vegans and vegetarians have the option of leaving the room)
Chow fon with spicy tripe. I have to tell you that this sounds bad out loud and looks worse on paper but boy o' boy does it taste good and this size, which is ample, is only a buck seventy five.
Look happy customers leaving and happy customers ordering.
Once I got the belly happy its easier to shop, I dont feel so impulsive and I wander more and while wandering I noticed these happy fruits - any one care to guess what they are? If you said 'dragon fruit' you are right. They taste like kiwi (sort of) but they look like who knows what. The pulp is a grey white with black specks and it is so sweet and so fruity that you dont mind paying $6 a pound for the best ones.
Fish heads anyone? These salmon heads go for a couple of bucks each and are used to sweeten the soup pot, and sweeten they do, salmon is so rich and oily and a soup made from these is so hearty.
Sometimes the offerings are so pretty that you wonder whose fish tank they came from. They blend right in with the ice and they were so delicate and - well - pretty. These fish are as big as your palm.
It was a nice slow morning in Chinatown and it lent itself to questions I dont normaly have to deal with on busier days, like explaining my camera, for example.
Then I came home and made a cake. This bad boy is a chocolate coconut delight with a buttercream frosting. For the liquid I used coconut milk so it has double impact on the coconut. Go have a listen - this touched me.