Monthly Archives: July 2015

Culinary30 – Spanish Tapas

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1. Itty bitty tiny little expensive plates of Spanish foods that are good for sharing with picky eaters, ’cause they won’t eat as much.  
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So, there’s this lovely place on Denman Street in Vancouver called España. And España is where we took ourselves one night after work to cross some things off my Culinary30 list.

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As per usual, I liked some and didn’t like some, but all in all this dinner was a fun experience.

And the best part about any meal is DESSERT. Seriously. I’d eat blood pudding 100x just to get some more Dulce De Leche.

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Ok, maybe not.

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You Betcha!

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Anyone who spends more than 5 minutes with me knows that I have a pretty conservative, yet colorful vocabulary. I’ve even been known to throw a feisty “Son of a Biscuit!” after being cut off on the 405. So, when I watched “Fargo” for the first time, I felt like I had met my match in Marge Gunderson.

The contrast of the heinous crimes committed in Fargo, North Dakota and sweet Marge casually stumbling into crime scenes is what made the tone of this movie so confusingly awesome…

ME: “Oh, that’s a body in a wood chipper, but it’s hilarious how serious she is with her pregnant belly stumbling through the snow. Like, is it ok that I’m giggling at this right now?” 

I’d now like to quote some my favorite lines in “Fargo” from Chief Marge Gunderson herself:

1) “Oh my. Where? Yeah? Aw geez. Okay, there in a jif. Real good, then.”

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2) Oh for Pete’s sake, he’s fleeing the interview! He’s fleeing the interview!”

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3) “And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper.”

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4) There’s more to life than a little money, ya know. Don’tcha know that? And here ya are. And it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.”

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5) “Sir, you have no call to get snippy with me, I’m just doing my job here.”

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6) Oh, I just think I’m gonna barf… Well, that passed. Now I’m hungry again.”

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Thanks for the untimely and awkward laughs, Marge. And in the words of your weird ex-boyfriend:

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My official reaction:

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Culinary30 – Thai Foodz

This is my friend, Lin:

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-Lin peer pressured me into doing the Culinary30 challenge. (I wanted to do 30 milkshakes. Like, REALLY BAD.)
-Lin shames me for wanting to eat BLT’s for every meal.
-Lin will eat ANYTHING.
-Lin grew up in Thailand (technically he was born in Burma, but ain’t nobody got time fo geography lessons).

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So, for the Thai portion of the Culinary30 challenge, I was in good hands with this veteran. We took ourselves to Kin Kao Thai Kitchen on Commercial Drive for our meal.

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I knocked quite a few things off of the list and surprisingly, I liked most of them! The only rule for this meal: No Pad Thai (which I’ve had before).

A big thanks to Linny for getting me outside of my food comfort zone and making me try new things. Also, thanks for taking one for the team and being that Asian dude always taking pictures of food. 😉

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