Thursday, July 16, 2009
We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you a cheesecake. Banana had a birthday so I made her favorite cake.
This is not any old cheesecake this is a cheesecake with a difference. Besides the pretzel crust, besides the fresh lime and besides the luscious fresh blueberry sauce I put on top - this cheesecake has tofu in the mix.
Now before you non-tofu eaters out there get your skivvies in a bunch you need to realize that you wont even realize that its in there.
The tofu, firm in this case, made the creamy cheesecake a little more dense and a little less creamy which paired with the pretzels and the blueberries it was perfect with every bite.
We were invited out to eat at a Chinese restaurant that we had never heard of before (not too unususal since there are thousands of them) but this one had a twist. The sign outside said 'Xing Din' but the menu said 'Fuzhou' and everyone calls this place 'Fuzhou' despite the sign. Now Fuzhou - or Foo chow in English, is a red wine sauce (so I am told) that is their most popular method of cooking. I didnt take any pictures, there were fourteen of us celebrating two birthdays surrounding this massive lazy susan that kept getting filled up with dish after dish of unusual delights. It was all served family style so you had to grab what you could as the thing spun around. Jelly fish, salt and tofu whole fish, crab pancake, foo chow clams, you name it and even things you cant name.
I will show you bits of the menu though, gotta love frog......
but more importantly you've gotta love 'others'.
Still to come - cruise desserts!
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 12:52 PM