October 19, 2018
Hey all, hope your weekend has been off to a great start!
Wednesday night, when I got to work… ready to slip on my new sleek heels… I noticed a fucking black scuff mark on the plastic strap that wouldn’t come off with a baby wipe nor nail polish remover. I was so upset! I called boyfriend to check the receipt for their return policy. Luckily, they allow shoe exchanges within 7 days if they’re kept unworn. I just wore my old pair for the night which are only “done for” because the bottom of my right shoe is flapping off a little in the front.
The first thing we had to do today was go exchange them. We would have went yesterday but, of course boyfriend had to work so I sulked around the apartment all day, worrying myself to death that they wouldn’t accept my exchange for some reason!! They did happily and easily accept it but, they didn’t have my size in black anymore. Now, I’m back to the exact same pair I’m getting rid of… (clear 8-inch double straps). Oh well. They match everything better anyways.
I’m really only saying that to make myself feel better, to be honest. I actually am super sour about not getting to switch to black heels for awhile.
After getting my new new heels, we went out to eat in ChinaTown at this new Taiwanese spot called Yummy Box. I didn’t read the reviews closely enough to know exactly where it was located so we just followed the GPS and when we got to the building, we went up the stairs looking all over for it. I finally paused to look on Yelp to see that it was located inside the ChinaTown Mall…
Mostly there are just little shops selling cheap crap all over this mall so we never go in. We had no idea there was a big restaurant spot right in the middle of it all.
We walked down the quiet hallways a little until we finally found our destination. I kept wondering what was here before Yummy Box opened up… I can’t seem to remember.
It was extremely spacious inside and only one other table was occupied by diners. If I’m being honest, I am getting a little sick of this “Instagram-worthy”, rustic, whatever, hipster, farm interior design style every new spot seems to go for now.
Sure, it’s still cute… (I guess) but, I feel like I’m at the same establishment everywhere I go now.
The menu here was at least fun and different.
For our appetizer, we shared a Pork & Veggie Steamed Bun. I was surprised to find it under their “Breakfast” category.
I really prefer a more sweet and fluffy dough but, boyfriend who usually only eats the innards and gives me the dough actually liked this one a lot better and didn’t have any dough to give me! The dough on this Banh Bao was savory and more chewy.
We both ordered their Special Bento Box with different meat choices. Boyfriend got Spicy Chicken which we thought would be more similar to Orange Chicken, drenched with a sauce, y’know?? Not these nuggets dusted with a little bit of the red pepper stuff!! I mean… it tasted pretty good but, just not what we were expecting at all!
I got the Basil Chicken which totally made up for the lackluster “Spicy Chicken”! There were tons of juicy, bone-in chicken pieces and the flavor was spot-on!! For our sides, there were pickled and spiced bamboo shoots and something else– I have no idea what it’s called, oil and garlic boiled mixed veggies, white rice topped with black sesame seeds, and an Asian cucumber and carrot soup.
For the price, this dinner was a total bargain!! We got so much food for so cheap.
You all probably know where we went when we were done eating… right? If you didn’t already guess (I’m sure you did though)… it was… STARBUCKS! Lol then after that, we came home and I hopped onto here.
Fingers crossed it’s busy at work tonight!!