[Travel time] Back in France, many restaurants were closed during the holidays. Not willing to go too far from my hostel to grab food in the evening, I settled for kebab (in plate form), which I guess you could say is a “specialty” of France as it could be found everywhere. The kebab tasted great and the huge plate left me very, very, very full.
[Travel time] This dinner was a beast! The Czech duck roast looked appealing on the menu, so I ordered it without knowing that the portion would be this gigantic. To break it down, the meal consisted of roasted duck (equivalent size of TWO duck confits in France), red cabbage, fried onions, potato dumplings, bread, and something I could only assume was another type of dumplings. The roasted duck tasted like duck confit, only even better with the amazingly tendered and flavoured meat! I also really enjoyed the red cabbage and fried onions. Unfortunately I couldn’t finish the bread and dumplings as I was already beyond stuffed, especially with half a litre of Czech beer. Man, what indulgence! I would do it again, but preferably with someone to share this meal 😉
After failing to convince myself not to get take-out, I had Chinese food as my final dinner in Glasgow in 2014. Three Chinese restaurants within a one-minute walk from my flat…how could I resist! Yes, the sauce was too watery (or more like I had way too little leftover rice for the amount of sauce), but otherwise, the beef brisket and daikon dish that I got was excellent and made me very full and very full of happiness. Oh, a side of bubble tea wouldn’t hurt 😉 Off to vacation tomorrow – may not post for a while. Happy holidays!
Tonight was the MiMe lab Christmas dinner with the labmates 🙂 Although I rarely, if ever, order turkey, I figured I’d give it a try for the sake of Christmas spirit. My favourite part of the dish is actually the variety of sides accompanying the turkey – broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bacon-wrapped sausages, asparagus, roasted potatoes, and a strange red sauce of some sort. Very early happy holidays to everyone 😛