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Posted on Feb 6, 2011 in Dear Diary, Food | 1 comment

Whasian Weekend: Heavy on the Asian

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a splendiferous weekend! Mine lived up to my true Whasian nature (white + asian in case that’s not immediately obvious.) It was chock-full of super Asian-y activities, like going to the Lunar New Year Celebration at Lake Forest Mall, watching old school (and I mean, SUPER old school!) Jackie Chan movies, and celebrating that wonderful birth of my Mama! And making up the “Wh” part of the weekend, it all kicked off Friday night with a trip to the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Disney Pops concert!

Okay, Friday night:

I met up with my parents for dinner and a show at the Kennedy Center. On the schedule? The Disney Pops concert!

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It was really fun! It was obviously very much geared towards families and kids (and thus included more than one singalong portion, haha!) but I had a great time, and have been kind of overdosing on Disney movies since (Cinderella last night and Little Mermaid is on the TV as I’m writing this – Superbowl Schmuperbowl!)

Saturday I met up with the ‘rents again, and this time with my ridonkulously tan sister (back from her vaycay in the Bahamas — her second vacation in 2 months, I might add!) to check out the Lunar New Year festivities at the Lake Forest Mall up in Maryland. They had a whole presentation, including traditional Chinese dragon and lion dances! Here are some photos I snapped:

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That evening we spent some good old-fashioned family bonding time over an amazing old school Jackie Chan kung fu movie: The Young Master:

This was the real deal, y’all. Cantonese audiotrack for my mom, English subtitles for the rest of us. 😉

And that brings us up to speed in terms of the weekend, leaving us at Sunday (today!) It’s my mommy’s birthday, so everyone be sure to send her lots of warm birthday thoughts. 🙂 I spent most of the day being lazy and watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. 😀 Then, the whole fam went out to dinner at Sea Pearl, an American/Asian fusion restaurant, with dishes like “Szechuan Filet Mignon” and thus perfectly in keeping with the general theme of the weekend.

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We all got a few appetizers to split, including calamari, crab spring rolls, and this very cool dish that I forget the name of but was basically like pumpkin fries! We all demolished the apps so quickly I didn’t snag any pics, guess that means they were good! 🙂

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Jenny and I also split a salad that had pickled beets, pears, dates, and feta – it was delicious! Then, for my main course I had tilapia with roasted root vegetables underneath. It was spicy, peppery, moist and delicious, and as you can see it was a HUGE serving of fish so I have leftovers to bring to work tomorrow for lunch – yay!

We also ordered a couple of desserts to share: a cranberry and pear crisp that was just like dessert oatmeal, and a molten chocolate lava cake! I had a few bites of each and both were amazing. The former inspired me to try making some sweet oatmeals as dessert the next time my sweet tooth starts itching. I capped off the delicious meal with an awesome cup of this green tea:

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Isn’t that little teabag so cute? Anyway, sorry for the picture overload there, but I had to catch you guys up on my stellar weekend, right? 🙂 And I guess I’ll say goodnight here, since The Little Mermaid’s almost at “Le Poisson” (aka the best song of the movie! Haha) and I’ve already made this a long ‘un, picture-wise. Not sure how tomorrow’s weigh-in is going to go with a weekend full of eating out, but I’m not stressing too much about it. Guess we’ll see!

1 Comment

  1. Pumpkin Pakora. YUM.

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