November 08, 2018
I can’t believe it’s already so late already. Ugh.
I was going to go to work tonight but, yesterday, I woke up completely clogged up. I thought it was allergies but, I took a Claritin pill and I don’t feel any better… I think I’ve caught a stupid bug! I feel like complete crap!
Our oven is finally fixed but, we still have been going out for food. Last night, we went to this new restaurant in Chinatown called Miàn. It has actually been open for awhile but, we had a thing against it because it bought out one of our fave ramen spots.
We finally decided to drop our grudge and try it out.
Instead of water, they served this cold, sweet drink called Mung Bean Soup. I, personally, wasn’t a fan but, boyfriend said he “kinda liked it.”
The artwork on the place mat was super cute. My menu is covering the step-by-step illustrated directions on how to eat your noodles but, the first step was to “take a picture of it.” 😀 Well, we already knew I was going to do that, right?!
I got the Hot and Sour Soup— I added beef (not pictured) and replaced the thin noodles with the thick homemade noodles. Luckily, mine came with the fried egg included. The broth had a nice, even sourness– it coated the noodles completely and I loved it but… it was soooo oily. I wasn’t able to drink it at all. It served more as a very liquidy sauce.
Boyfriend had the Spare Ribs Soup– his didn’t come with the fried egg but, he was able to add one. The pork was tender and delish but, the flavor of the whole bowl was just lackin’.
It came after our noodles instead of before them but, we shared the Pork Dumplings which were a bit too sweet. I appreciated that there was so much sauce at the bottom though and that we were able to cover our dumplings in it.
The interior of the place was really sad and bland. There was nothing?? And only one other family in there the whole time we ate.
The food wasn’t that bad at all. I think they deserve more customers but, I wouldn’t be surprised if they close down or someone else buys them out soon.
When we got home, I was finally able to bake my cookies– we ate them all except for like 3… and we also made a midnight run to Rivas for chicken wings, fries, and a large Horchata.
Today, boyfriend had to work all day. I defeated that freakin’ Adventure Time game on my Nintendo 3DS and finished reading Blackbird by Michael Fiegel. Then, I started Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole.
When he got home, we went out to eat at this bar called Aces & Ales. We had never been before, surprisingly. They’re open 24/7.
My brain is in such a fog from this bug, I forgot to take a picture of the exterior AND I even almost forgot to take a picture of these onion rings…
We had already ate quite a few when I remembered. I wish I hadn’t ate so many though– they weren’t even good. I think they were fried waaay too long and the greasiness made me queasy.
Our second appetizer was awesome though. Some deviled eggs with smoked salmon and capers… mmm, mmm. I already want to eat them again.
Boyfriend got the Juicy Lucifer with regular fries on the side. His meat patty was stuffed with pepperjack cheese and chorizo!!
I didn’t take a bite because I’m already suffering from all these symptoms and I wasn’t about to add a stomachache to it! But, he said… it could have been better and cheesier!
I went with the Prime Rib French Dip (no horseradish) with sweet potato fries for my side. The bread was incredibly soft, the dip was filled with flavor, and the meat was tender without an excess amount of fat.
On the way home, we had to stop to fill up our water jugs. I made hot green tea before writing this. Now, I’m gonna read and reply to your lovely comments then, veg out and watch some TV. Probably make another hot cup of tea and take a bubble bath before bed.