Last week seemed to be pretty hectic in terms of errands and appointments.  Quite a few times dad and I happened to be out and about around key meal times.  We’re both diabetics and its key for us to eat meals around the same times daily.   We could’ve packed a snack and waited until we got back home to eat (which we did a few times)  but decided to go the easy route as the week carried on.

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One very early morning, dad and I had to do our fasting blood test and we were unbelievably starved so we just headed out to a restaurant.   We ended up at Cora’s.   I chose their crepeomellete (bottom of pic) while dad had a more traditional breakfast of eggs, sausage, taters & toast. (top right)  I love how you get a serving (or two or three) of fresh fruit included depending on what you order.

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Later in the week, dad and I decided to have dim sum while in Chinatown picking up groceries.  Usually we order about 3-4 dishes but on this day, dad seemed to be overwhelmed with the ambiance and ordered a plethora of dishes.

This pic was taken just after round two of his ordering frenzy. I think we ended up with about 10 dishes total and yes there were leftovers coming home with us LOL.

Traditional dim sum includes an elderly lady pushing around a cart of freshly steamed/cooked dishes from the kitchen while calling shouting what she has to offer.  You could be the only table in the restaurant, they will still (usually) shout. At you.  While standing right next to you.   Most places now, in order to avoid waste, offer a listing of what is available for dim sum and you check off how many dishes you’d like then they bring it to your table as its ready. No “ambiance” if you will but a classier dining environment?

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I will admit that I do LOVE dim sum egg tarts. They’re not the same as the kind you can buy from a Chinese bakery. The crust is super flaky vs a pie shell type from the bakery.  And what baked treat doesn’t taste better right out of the oven?!  To die for!  Each time we do dim sum, I ALWAYS order egg tarts, sometimes two orders – one to eat there and one to take home.  One of the rare occasions that I’ll admit that I’m a piglet. 😀

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