Meals 79: Holiday outing with the girls


Sylvia Yun, Karen Nga, Megan Li, Joanna Chin, Jen Lee, Amy Zhou at Shabuway

Dinner with the Nubies. This doesn’t happen often enough!

Went out for shabu shabu with my college girlfriends, and showed them my new place in Mountain View afterwards. For dessert, we had my snickerdoodle cake and Joanna’s chocolate chip bourbon cookies. The cookies were absolutely divine! I’ve been having a hard time baking cookies, so I’m definitely going to give Joanna’s recipe a try. They were crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, dense all around, and had an awesome boozy finish. Definitely not your average little kid’s cookie. Scroll to the end of this post for the recipe!

Whole wheat English muffins and Activia yogurt with apple slices

Breakfast: Fuji apple slices, light vanilla Activia yogurt, whole wheat English muffins with Smart Balance

gimbap, dduk bokki, and salmon sashimi

Lunch: Gimbap (Korean-style sushi with spinach, carrots, pickled radish, egg, and fish cake), dduk bokki (rice cake logs in spicy sauce), and salmon sashimi from Hankook Market

Shabuway Kobe beef dinner

Dinner: Kobe beef shabu shabu with ponzu and sesame sauces from Shabuway

Corn ice cream with salted caramel ribbon

Dessert: Corn ice cream with a salted caramel swirl from Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous (I ended up in SF at the end of the night)