Well life surely is fully hectic at the moment! As most of my readers probably already know, I’ve been accepted to do a four month internship at the Australian Consulate-General in Neeeeeew Yoooorrrrrk (concrete jungle where dreams are made of). I found out last Friday and I am set to start on October 28! Talk about a mad rush!!! I’m flying out with my dear papa bear on Tuesday 26th (that’s if I get my visa in time….which I will I will I will!). So in between scouring the internet for a place to live, waking up at obscene hours to check my email, scanning documents, filling out forms, buying bits and pieces, attempting to pack and all the while hanging out with the friends, siblings and boyfriend I am going to miss dearly, I haven’t really cooked anything decent.
However, to celebrate, the lovely Ben took me to Kitami, a Japanese restaurant. It was such a nice night and I honestly felt like I was back in Kyoto! The food there is authentically Japanese, reasonably priced and damn tasty.
For entre I munged down on a massive bowl of Edamame beans (soy beans coated in salt. You lick the salt off the beans then pop the little beans out of the pod. Nummy). I ate these for the first time back in a bar in Tokyo with my pals. They had to teach me how to eat them but now I am an absolute pro. You should have seen me, out of control.
Possessed? Quite possibly.
I also sipped on some Ume-shu (plum wine) which is sickly sweet but delicious.
For entre Benny had some sushi.
For main I had vegetable tempura with a variety of dipping sauces.
Terrible photo but it sure was oishii (delicious).
I will continue blogging about food as much as I can while in New York. I’m definitely excited about hunting down all the cool vegetarian restaurants including all mentioned on this list of the top 10 vegetarian restaurants in Manhattan.
Until then, cheerio!