Went astray tonight, no burgers, hot dogs, or pizza; business dinner at Wong’s King Seafood in SE Portland, reportedly “the place” for great dim sum. Don’t think I will venture out for that, undoubtedly crowded. Liked it tonight, very few customers and we had one of the private dining rooms anyway.
My host, another old China hand like myself, had arranged to have a high level strategy meeting for his business, and supplied the room, grub, and beer. He ordered as if we were still in China, hosting some locals, a veritable orgy of courses, splendid as all get-out.
The chopsticks peanut test. Tsing Tao beer.
Two kinds of fried tofu to start, the regular kind, and salt/pepper spiced, lobster sashimi, shimp balls, duck skin, duck lettuce wraps, choi sum, singapore noodles, fried rice……….and on and on. Unbelievably good. Very authentic Cantonese. We looked at each other near the end, our bellies full, eyes glazed over, and probably both thought “welcome home.”
I miss living in China. I made the mistake of leaving the first time. And then stupid me, I left a second time.