Weekend Trip + Gratitude
I spent the weekend in Atlanta visiting with my Uncle.
Pretty lights hung in his Foyer.
Lunch: Cod Fritters, Pan Fried Dumplings, Spinach Side Dish, California Rolls, Mapo Tofu, Tangsooyook (Fried/Battered Nuggets in slightly Sweet & Thick Sauce–it’s on my list of videos to do), Spicy Squid Salad with Squid, Cucumber, Carrots, Daikon, Jalapenos, and Kimchi (of course)! =D
Entrance to the Korean Bakery–yum!!
Oh geez, this makes me want to go back just for this!
Gorgeous Cream Sponge Cakes studded with Fat Berries (what I really wanted to get–but somehow, I just couldn’t justify eating an entire cake by myself, lol).
What I ended up getting. The package reads “Green Bean Bread” but all of the ingredients for whatever Pastry you buy are as follows: Flour, Sugar, Eggs, Vitamins/Minerals. I addressed this from my last visit to a Chinese Bake Shop and called their bluff as well. There’s just no way that those are the only ingredients that happen to go into every single Pastry so I choose to ignore this and tear away greedily at my soft yeasty bun enveloping fluffy sweetened cream. omg. could my mouth water anymore right now? I am also very fond of the Honey Castilla/Cheese Cakes at Korean Bakeries too. They’re so light and billowy with a somehow creamy mouth feel. The best thing about Korean Pastries are that they’re super tender, never too tooth achingly sweet and almost always have a surprise tucked right in the middle. In Korea, I remember walking up and down hilly rural pavement to walk to the local Bakery to purchase a freshly baked loaf of White Bread–still warm that it steamed the package it came in. Soooo buttery soft and delicious is this loaf that it can be eaten naked and still rank higher than most Western breads (imho). Smeared with thick Peanut Butter or drizzled with Honey and it’s unstoppable! I hope that y’all can try it one day–soon (especially if you’re lucky enough to live near an actual Korean Bakery and eat one fresh and not pre-frozen as most come in mass Asian Markets/Chains).
Pillowy Pastries + Mounds of Gratitude
Your Squishy Monster ^.^
p.s, here’s my latest video!