Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bunn Me!

There's a Vietnamese sandwich called a Bahn Mi that's categorized by its meat, coleslaw (made with cabbage, pickled carrots and daikon raddish) and crispy french roll. My first experience with Bahn Mi was back when Eman & I tracked down the Nom Nom truck for dinner in LA one night. I had another opportunity for one in December when I ordered from a San Francisco restaurant "Bun Mee", which was a treat in its own right. Yesterday, I tried yet another restaurant's version, from CafĂ© Bunn Mi (I'm noticing a naming trend...). Anyway, theirs was set apart by the ingredients. Normally Bahn Mi are made with chicken or pork or maybe beef, but Bunn Mi has one to top them all - a crispy duck bahn mi! Basically the same sandwich, it has lightly breaded duck as the main filling. I took a walk over to the restaurant  to try it out during the dry part of the afternoon yesterday (it's been raining most of the weekend up here). I got the crispy duck and a watermelon slush for a drink - literally they put watermelon and ice in a blender, a perfect beverage. Anyway, the sandwich was delicious and I am quite possibly on my way out of the house right now to go order another one. There are so many great little spots right down the street from me it takes a lot of restraint to eat out every day. But to make a long story short, the sandwich was amazing and I can't wait for the next one.
Bonus picture: panorama of the living room in the daylight
alternate angle

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dwelling updates

Ok, first blog of the new year is coming 20 days in; I've been busy, so sorry. Christmas was a blur - literally, I had the flu on Christmas Eve and through Christmas day so I was pretty out of it. Anyway, my parents gave me a nice table from CB2, Bunny gave me a really great bookcase (also CB2) and I picked up  a rug, tablecloth, and placemats (from Crate & Barrel & CB2...notice a trend?). I also got a few felted "rocks" (CB2...I think I found a new store). So here's how the living room and kitchen look for now; My desk is right in between them - full picture of the space coming soon.
 My great new table & small white shag rug
 Teal table cloth & funky placemats
Hive bookcase and felted "rocks"