Thursday, November 27, 2008

Actual Thanksgiving

Roof repair to continue tomorrow. I'm about to attend Thanksgiving Mass and then it's off to a Shanghainese buffet in New Jersey for the extended family meal. According to Chinese Food DIY:

Shanghai does not have a definitive cuisine of its own, but refines those of the surrounding provinces. Its flavours are heavier and oilier than Cantonese cuisine, featuring preserved vegetables, pickles and salted meats.

Oil and salt traditionally don't sit well in my stomach, but readiness is all.


John D. said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Gerald. Hope you get through the Shanghainese buffet intact. Just remember, buffets are like Jedi training: "Do, or do not. There is no try."

Gerald So said...

Thanks, John. Hope you had a good one. The restaurant was John's Shanghai in Fort Lee, NJ. Not a buffet, but the food wasn't as oily or salty as I had prepared for, either. All in all a pleasant time.