Saturday while skipping out on snowboarding Joy and I headed to Monterey Park for some Xiao Long Bao which i’ve been craving since reading Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China. I realized there is another item on my do not eat list. I don’t know what it is about these soup dumplings but it just makes my mouth feel funny after eating one. I thought it was an aberration when i tried at a typical dim sum place and got the same feeling, but once again its failed me. So is there any connection between peanuts and sesame balls and xioa long bao?
At least before we went home we took a 15 mile detour to Beverly Hills to try out some fancy french macaroons from Paulette. We tried out the vanilla, coconut, lemon, earl gray, raspberry, caramel, and each one was very delicious in their own special way.