Dad is finally back after a 3-week absence. At night the whole family went out for dinner at a Cantonese restaurant where he ordered this “Wenchang” chicken, one of the classics of Cantonese cuisine. Welcome back!
I’ve had Korean barbecue (Chinese-style, I suppose) plenty of times, but today was I had my first authentic Korean BBQ experience at a real Korean restaurant. The dinner was planned by my awesome group of friends (9 excluding myself) for my birthday tomorrow, also as sort of a farewell before Scotland. The food was great and the company was even greater. I am certainly going to miss these guys a lot!
The week of goodbyes continues with an IDS dinner potluck a FunMate’s apartment. IDS-FunMates definitely know how to have fun. Dishes presented at dinner were promptly devoured as our international chefs were too good at preparing yummy food (Chinese, Vietnamese, Turkish, French…) Of course, a gathering in French isn’t complete without some cheese and wine (and beer for the Brazilian). Oh, IDS, you’ve given me the time of my life. I will miss you dearly!
Lots of food and meal photos lately. In general, December is a month of weight gain…but it’s worth it!!! After last year’s successful “science style” hot pot using the lab hot plate, we repeated it again today at my place, this time with the whole IECB crew. 6 hours of eating and chatting, from 2013 to 2014 – happy new year!