Ah. The 16th of July was a fine day, my friends, for it was Langbaan day.
But first, I ate some other things.
Breakfast was plain ol’ coffee.
Lunch was mashed potato cakes with cheddar, garlic, and parsley.
Fried up golden brown!
When will the government stop my sinful hand?
Sean had Chinese for lunch and gave me an egg roll and a fortune cookie.
Then it was time to meet Lisa for pre-Langbaan drinks. We may or may not have also gotten pre-Lanbaan fries.
Oh look we did.
Some whiskey idk
Then it was tiiiiiiiime for the main event! (Sorry about the gradual worsening of picture quality; the sun was setting and also I had the wine pairings.)
Thrilled to be here.
Heirloom navel orange, shrimp, shallot, chili, lime, ginger in roasted coconut sauce, betel leaf
Crispy rice cup, scallop, coconut cream with galangal
Woven egg net, pork, chestnut, peanut, sweet radish
Soup of bouncy pork meatball, cuttlefish, chanterelle, ivy gourd, lemon balm
Octopus, asian pennywort, rambutan, brown shimeji, fried shallot, sweet basil
Ora king salmon, watermelon and pickled skin, fig, tomatoes
Smoked Cod, fermented rice, coconut, fresh greens; Stewed peking duck, yu choy, spicy fermented bean dipping; Poached lobster, lotus stem, crispy shrimp, nasturtium
Tapioca, thai melon, coconut cream and coconut granita
Custard of pandanus and coconut
Not pictured: a really excellent Japanese whiskey.
The meal was amazing and is currently tied with Nomad for BEST MEAL I’VE HAD IN PORTLAND.