what claire ate

What Claire Ate: July 16th, 2015

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.

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Lunch was mashed potato cakes with cheddar, garlic, and parsley.

Fried up golden brown!

Fried up golden brown!

This happened.

When will the government stop my sinful hand?

When will the government stop my sinful hand?

Sean had Chinese for lunch and gave me an egg roll and a fortune cookie.

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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.

Oh look we did.

Ward 8

Ward 8

Some whiskey idk

Some whiskey idk

Delinquency

Delinquency

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.

Thrilled to be here.

Heirloom navel orange, shrimp, shallot, chili, lime, ginger in roasted coconut sauce, betel leaf

Heirloom navel orange, shrimp, shallot, chili, lime, ginger in roasted coconut sauce, betel leaf

Crispy rice cup, scallop, coconut cream with galangal

Crispy rice cup, scallop, coconut cream with galangal

Woven egg net, pork, chestnut, peanut, sweet radish

Woven egg net, pork, chestnut, peanut, sweet radish

Soup of bouncy pork meatball, cuttlefish, chanterelle, ivy gourd, lemon balm

Soup of bouncy pork meatball, cuttlefish, chanterelle, ivy gourd, lemon balm

Octopus, asian pennywort, rambutan, brown shimeji, fried shallot, sweet basil

Octopus, asian pennywort, rambutan, brown shimeji, fried shallot, sweet basil

Ora king salmon, watermelon and pickled skin, fig, tomatoes

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

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

Tapioca, thai melon, coconut cream and coconut granita

Custard of pandanus and coconut

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.

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