*warning grainy phone picts. ahead*
We arrived just before the sun went down and there were vendors of all types lining the street. A band was playing at one end of the avenue and people were packed shoulder to shoulder in some places.
I was excited to spot this vendor:
They make a variety of homemade dog treat all of which looked wonderful.
I didn't pick any up since the dogs are still on a soft food diet but I was tempted.
It was really fun to walk around and check out all the vendors and the entire crowd was in a cheerful mood of celebration.
The fun was contagious and I ended up getting a tattoo!
|A Henna tattoo, that is :-)|
We started to get hungry slipped into this restaurant:
It seemed like every table was ordering the Chinese Chicken Salad. My friend said it was one of the dishes the restaurant was known for.
So we had to order it:-)
I can see why people like it. The salad was light and crisp and had lots of peanuts but for me the taste was a little bland. I tried adding the mustard sauce that came on the side and it had me choking from the spiciness.
By the way, someone writhing in pain from spicy food is apparently a very funny thing to watch.
I have proof of that now...
I ordered the Mongolian Beef which was pretty good. It had just a hint of sweet and a nice amount of spice.
People were still reveling in the street when we left the restaurant at around 9pm.
I guess a lot of people were starting their Labor Day Weekend early?
A celebration that starts on Wednesday night and goes till Tuesday morning? That sounds fun and very tiring.
Check back later. I should have the mole soup recipe posted later today.
And I even may let you see how the henna tattoo is looking today:-)