I was home over the weekend visiting my parents and my mom made me traditional Chinese birthday dessert. I love you mommy! Thank you! P.S. Don't ask me how to make it. I have no clue. It is basically a hard boiled egg in a sweeten soy milk dessert soup with barley and lotus nuts. Maybe I'll ask my mom for the recipe. I love this. Taste like a warm hug.
Last weekend the sisters, the BIL and M took me out for an early birthday surprise. We had afternoon tea at the Scarlett Tea Room in Pasadena. So much red!
Since it was my birthday I ordered the 5 course tea! That's a lie, I would have ordered this even if it wasn't my birthday. I love me some afternoon tea party!
First up is this strawberry sorbet. Something light and refreshing to get the taste buds going.
I ordered the jasmine green tea and to be honest it tasted like the teabags I get from Stash. Don't get me wrong, Stash's jasmine green tea is one of my favorites. I'm just making a comparison. Perhaps there is not much difference in the ways of jasmine green teas.
There is something fun and dainty about having your food served on a 3-tiered tray. I wish all my meals were served in this manner.
Scone snob alert! These were good. I'll give them a 6/10.
The sandwiches were good. Nothing super unique about them but no complaints from me.
Okay, I take back that last statement. M let me tried this chicken salad pesto sandwich with whole roasted pine nuts and I have to say that it was something special.
Assorted petit dessert plate. That piece of chocolate cake was small but was really rich and packed a big chocolate punch.
And just when you think that you can't eat another bite...out comes this Fresh Berry Romanoff! I didn't eat this...too much cream. I was already in trouble with my tummy from having eaten all that other stuff. Okay, I did taste the berries. This taste just the way it looks. Cold and creamy. I mean if you are into that sort of stuff.
I got some really nice presents from my sisters. These are just part of it. Thank you for all the thoughtful gifts!
And what is a birthday without cake! Happy Birthday Me! Note to self...try to be good this year okay?