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Unacceptable wrap

There are a gazillion lunch choices in the downtown area surrounding the Wall St. financial district. I usually go to the Water Cafe to get a Korean tofu soup. But on Friday I was really in the mood for a change, so I went to this long-time establishment on Front St., the Trinidad Roti truck. Apparently it has been there for more than 15 years. And my coworker Marlon always eats from there, and it usually smells quite good. Anyway, I ordered the oxtail roti wrap. And thank goodness I had the sense to be eating more neatly with a knife and a fork. Why? Lo and behold, as I cut into the wrap, my knife was stubbornly stuck halfway down cutting through the log --

BY A PIECE OF BONE!!!

And no, it was not a sliver piece of bone that was accidently left in the meat. All pieces of oxtail in the wrap were just still nicely still clinging onto their pieces of tail bones. Who puts bones in a freakin' wrap?? If I had bitten into the damn thing I would have broken my teeth. and not to mention tha…

Happy New Year!

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Mike and I continued our little tradition of a 4-people dinner on New Year's eves -- we had our friends Charles and Damien over. And again we followed the traditional meal progression - soup course, seafood course, meat course, salad, and dessert.

Soup: Mushroom cream soup (from the Gourmet Cookbook)
Seafood: Soy-citrus scallops on a bed of soba noodle salad (from the Gourmet Cookbook)
Meat: Poached scallion and ginger chicken with white rice (from Kylie Kwong)
Salad: Jicama avocado and orange salad (from the Gourmet Cookbook)
Dessert: my friend Charles brought a cake from the famed Yeh's bakery in Flushing, NY

We had a 1998 vintage Dom Perignon Champagne
For the meat course, we had the red Burgundy; for the seafood course we had the Reisling.

Happy New Year!