Knock, knock, knock, anyone here?
I know it’s been a week since Thanksgiving and I haven’t had a chance to post about my Thanksgiving *boo*
We were totally having an Asian style Thanksgiving – no stuffing, no bread, no sweet desserts, no mashed potatoes.
Anyway I’ll just use pics to tell the stories.
Thanksgiving lunch with my family
This dish was actually for the dinner gathering at my aunt’s place. It’s called “tekwan” (pronounced: ték-wun), an Indonesian dish from a small town called Palembang (pronounced: puh-lam-bung”). Basically it’s a shrimp, fishballs and shredded jicama soup. It’s a simple dish but lots of work. Maybe in the future I might post the recipe here 🙂
I ordered a Chinese style turkey from 99 Ranch market which had to be ordered 1-2 weeks before. It tasted pretty good, just a little bit on the salty side. Totally different from American style turkey. Just imagine those Chinese roasted duck and you’ll get the idea how Chinese turkey taste like 🙂
Thanksgiving dinner with my in-laws.
Can’t you believe my father-in-law cooked all of these? He’s amazing.
Went home with these organic fruits!
BLACK FRIDAY – I had to go to work but K had a day off. So he gave me a ride to work and later we had lunch together at Furaibo.
While I was working, K went to his parents’ place to chill. Better than walking around in a crowded stores or circling around the parking lot.
On our way back home, we stopped by Albertson’s to pick up some stuff. Gotta use that gift card 🙂
My mom got a chiffon cake recipe from my aunt when they were having Thanksgiving gathering so we made Chocolate Mocha Chiffon Cake during the weekend. I’ll do a separate post for this since this one has gotten quite long. But for now just enjoy the pic 🙂
What’s your favorite holiday foods?
I don’t have any particular favorite food because I am not a picky eater (as long it’s not overly salty/sweet/greasy). But for sure I like the stir fry veggies that I made on T-day.
What type of persimmons do you like? Do you like persimmons?
There are 2 types of persimmons: Fuyu (the ones that I have in the pic) and Hachiya (more oval shape).
I personally like Fuyu ones because they don’t get mushy when ripe (unless overripe). Hachiya ones on the other hand have to be really ripe to consume, otherwise you’ll get this nasty chalky taste in your mouth (I had that before..eww). I don’t like mushy fruits so Fuyu persimmons for me.
How different are you with your significant other?
K and I have lots of similarities in terms of food and lifestyle but we still have differences on some other parts.
Fashion: Believe it or not K has twice or three times more clothing than I do. LOL, very rare I know. It’s usually the other way around. He even occupies my walk in closet and another closet and still has some boxes of clothes in the garage. Heck, I’m even wearing one of his sweater because it’s a little too small for him. Seriously I need to shop more clothing.
Books/Stories: K likes the Twilight Sagas while I don’t even bother. On the other hand, K doesn’t get Harry Potter as I do as well.
Are you a Black Friday shopper?
Since I started working at my current place, I can’t take a day off on Black Friday because that’s our busiest time (retail business). The only time I lined up early morning for Black Friday was 4-5 years ago in front of Best Buy. However, now I don’t even bother to go shop during the Thanksgiving weekend. It was waaay too crowded and I hate being in a crowd. It gives me headache. And I don’t have the patience to search for that particular clothing and go back and forth the fitting room to try it on. That explains why I don’t have much clothing..LOL.