Monday, July 21, 2008

Friends with cars - gotta love 'em!

Yesterday I went out to dim sum with two of my good friends. I had never been before, but they assured me there would be something vegan. I think I was the only person in the crowded banquet hall of Legin not eating chicken feet, but I was quite happy with my turnip cakes and spinach and water chestnut dumplings! Afterward, we stopped at Boo Han Korean Market so that my friend could do a little comparison shopping (she owns an Asian grocery store in Hillsboro) and I had lots of fun shopping around. Here is all the stuff I got (for $22.33!):

2 cans of coconut milk, 2 packages of tofu, a huge package of fresh soba noodles, sesame oil, beans sprouts, bok choy, 2 packages of soft tofu (buy one get one free!), panfried tofu (18 large chunks), and nori furikake, a blend of sesame seeds, seaweed, salt, and sugar that you can sprinkle on anything and everything. I read ingredients on about 15 similar bottles before I finally found one that did not have fish sauce or anchovies in it, but it does exist! Woohoo, gimme more vitamin B12!

I have never seen soft tofu packaged this way:
You cut off the tip, and then squeeze out the amount of tofu you need. What a good idea! I plan on using this for smoothies and maybe some chocolate pudding. And who's that taking a bath in the background? Why, it's Zoey, my spoiled kitty cat! I know you want to see her taking a bath up close, right?

Sorry, I couldn't resist! Back to food...

Here's what I had for dinner last night:

It was a very simple meal - I just cooked some soba, tossed it with bean sprouts, sesame oil, a little soy sauce, and topped with the panfried tofu. I had it for lunch today, too! Oh, and berries, of course. :)


VeganFabulous said...

Tofu is a tube would be perfect for making smoothies!

Chelsea said...

That's what I did with it last night! ... are you a psychic? haha

VeganFabulous said...

Not even close :) But I've made enough smoothies to know that messing around with soft tofu in those boxes is a pain!!