Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Some girls immediately go to try on dresses after they get engaged. Me? My first thought was to go cake tasting.
There were a lot of aspects of my wedding that got pushed passed acceptable deadlines, but getting a cake was not one of them. We began cake tasting about two weeks after getting engaged. It ended up not being as satisfying and fun as I had always imagined though.
First we sampled several bakeries at various wedding vendor events. Our reactions were extreme disappointment. Sickeningly sweet, artificial tasting, overpriced. Most of the cakes I sampled tasted like a cake mix and I was not willing to pay $5-7 dollars a slice for some cake mix. Some cakes we sampled were also overly dry, almost inedible. Here’s DH’s interpretation of how our cake tasting experience went:
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I’ve made Nutella ice cream several times now. I was recently trying to think of ways to lighten it up, and then it hit me. Why not make a Nutella frozen yogurt? That’s a flavor I haven’t yet seen at the fro-yo stores.
The recipe is easy peasy. Just two ingredients! The result was a yogurt that tasted of hazelnut, chocolate, and was a little tart too.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I haven’t revisited Manna since it first opened over a year ago. Everytime I pass by though, I see a line out the door. This weekend, I was craving Korean BBQ and thought it would be a good time to try out the lunch special at Seoul BBQ. But when we arrived, we saw that they were closed for three weeks for renovation.
So with Manna being right next door, we decided to pay it a revisit. While there, we also saw signs for their new restaurant, Vibe, which seems more like a nightclub type of restaurant and is around the corner from Manna.
Unlike Seoul, Manna does not do any lunch specials and offers the same prices for lunch and dinner, $19.95 per person for a limited selection of meat choices or $24.95 per person for the premium flight. Having tried the limited one last time, we decided to try out the premium one.
Once you sit down, a flurry of panchan dishes are brought out. When you order, you can choose up to three meats at a time to be brought out. There is also a selection of cooked items like steamed egg (Gaeran Ggim) or soybean stew.
Soon after we ordered, our first meat orders came out. The waiter helped put the meat on the grill and came back later to cut up the filet meat for us after it had been cooked about halfway.