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What I Ate: November 18, 2010 (Sous Vide Lamb Shanks)

Posted 30 November, 2010 at 10:32pm by Michael Chu
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Dinner: I made sous vide lamb shanks. The shanks were seasoned with salt, pepper, rosemary, and thyme then sealed in a vacuum bag and cooked sous vide at 74°C (165&176;F) for about 18 hours. I made a gravy by cooking carrots, onion, and celery with butter and chicken broth and thickening with a roux.
Sous Vide Lamb Shanks

We served it along with cornbread which Tina made.
Cornbread

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What I Ate: November 18, 2010 (Sous Vide Lamb Shanks)

What I Ate: November 17, 2010

Posted 29 November, 2010 at 11:57pm by Michael Chu
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Lunch: My mom made liang ban mian (cold noodles in a garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil sauce garnished with vegetables and egg).
Liang Ban Mian

Dinner: We went over to Tina's dad's place where we had a dinner of homemade dumplings.
Homemade Dumplings

What I Ate: November 16, 2010

Posted 29 November, 2010 at 2:05am by Michael Chu
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Dinner: I made pan seared halibut for dinner.
Pan Seared Halibut

My dad had some sub-par green beans the previous night (at Central Market Cafe), so I decided to make properly cooked green beans sauteed with shallots.
Green Beans

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What I Ate: November 16, 2010

What I Ate: November 15, 2010 (Central Market Cafe)

Posted 27 November, 2010 at 8:08pm by Michael Chu
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Lunch: On the way to the airport to pick up my parents, we went through the drive through of Chick-Fil-A where I ordered a chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato.
Chick-Fil-A - Chicken Sandwich

Dinner: Before grocery shopping, we ate at Central Market Cafe. I tried the tandoori chicken wrap with fries. It didn't look so good, but it wasn't too bad. I like the flatbread it was served on and the chicken was tender. Didn't taste like it used tandoori spices though. Fries were meh.
Central Market Cafe - Tandoori Chicken Wrap

What I Ate: November 14, 2010 (IKEA)

Posted 26 November, 2010 at 10:52pm by Michael Chu
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Dinner: We had our meal at IKEA where we split the Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and side of macaroni and cheese, Greek Salad, chicken tenders with fries, and a slice of chocolate cake.
IKEA - Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and side of macaroni and cheese, Greek Salad

The cost of the meal (~$20) was deducted from our purchases that day (because that was the special they were running on that weekend), so we ended up getting a couple bookshelves with a nice discount.
IKEA - chicken tenders with fries, and a slice of chocolate cake

What I Ate: November 13, 2010 (Fire Bowl Cafe)

Posted 26 November, 2010 at 1:04am by Michael Chu
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Lunch: Wolfed down some dumplings before going to watch Celebrity Autobiography.
Dumplings

Dinner: Fire Bowl Cafe for a quick dinner.

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What I Ate: November 13, 2010 (Fire Bowl Cafe)

What I Ate: November 12, 2010 (The Best Wurst)

Posted 25 November, 2010 at 12:34am by Michael Chu
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Dinner: Dumplings
Dumplings

Second Dinner: Late at night, I had a craving for a bratwurst from The Best Wurst. So, at a little past 2am, we headed out to downtown Austin to grab a bratwurst and an Italian sausage.
The Best Wurst

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What I Ate: November 12, 2010 (The Best Wurst)

What I Ate: November 11, 2010

Posted 24 November, 2010 at 2:16am by Michael Chu
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Lunch: Egg, smoked salmon, breakfast sausage, arugula, and English muffin sandwich.
Egg, smoked salmon, breakfast sausage, arugula, and English muffin sandwich

Dinner: Tina's father came over for dinner so we steamed some Alaskan King crab legs.
Steamed Alaskan King Crab legs

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What I Ate: November 11, 2010

What I Ate: November 10, 2010

Posted 23 November, 2010 at 2:30pm by Michael Chu
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Lunch: I made a breakfast sandwich of smoked salmon, sauteed arugula, and fried egg on English muffin.
Smoked Salmon, Sauteed Arugula, and Fried Egg Sandwich

Dinner: I made a pork chop (brined for 8 hours, sous vide at 60°C with dried rosemary and thyme, then grilled briefly - it was flavorful, but I think next time I'll sous vide at 57°C). Tina sauteed collard greens. And I toasted some sliced English muffins with olive oil and herbs.
Sous Vide Pork Chop, Collard Greens, and Toasted English Muffin

What I Ate: November 9, 2010 (Costco)

Posted 22 November, 2010 at 1:35am by Michael Chu
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Dinner: Costco Polish Sausage. I also ate about half of Tina's and half of a churro.
Costco - Polish Sausage

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