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Veal Sweetbreads – Almond, Sauerkraut, and Thai Chili at Momofuku Ssam Bar

How is everyone’s Memorial Day weekend? We stayed in the city and had a busy but low key holiday. Manhattan is pretty awesome during long weekends when everyone is out of town. Restaurants are easy to get into without reservations, things are quiet…borderline peaceful. Out of town friends, an early birthday at Bouley, overdue haircuts and massages, and lots of life admin.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Balsamic Reduction, Ricotta Cloud and Pignoli Nuts at Bouley

Speaking of life admin I’ve got a few pieces of news I’ve been meaning to share…

1. Tickets and hotels are finally booked for our family trip to Asia. Dad is notorious for last minute planning and we just got everything in place this morning. And we leave in a week. I’ll be meeting them in Hong Kong and finishing the holiday in Beijing with 2-3 days stays in the following cities: Shanghai, Bin Zhou, Hefei, Shenzhen, and Huangshan (to see the yellow mountains). Excited? More than you can imagine.

2. Pierre and I moved in together last month. We’ve been unofficially living together for awhile, but I always kept an extra apartment that I could call my own nearby. For the just in case, you know? But now it’s official (apartment rented!) and somehow we’ve managed to merge our belongings together with little drama and hassle. It’s a miracle.

3. Last but not least, I am very excited to announce that I’ve started doing the sales and marketing for Chambre de Sucre. I’ve mentioned these sugars – which are handmade by a 270-year old family run company from Nagoya, Japan a few times in the past. The sugars are well-established in Japan but only recently have they been made available in the US.

They’re perfect for afternoon tea parties (though Pierre finds great pleasure in using them to elevate his everyday cup of coffee :) and most importantly, dissolve well. I first learned about the sugars earlier this year, became obsessed, one thing led to another, and here we are. Expect to find them in retail outlets and restaurants in the city soon!

Cheers to a great week ^_^

13 Comments
  • K and S
    May 31, 2011

    lots of great news! way to go :)

  • angela
    May 31, 2011

    Exciting news all around! I am a huge fan of Hong Kong :). I went to Huangshan many years ago but remember it being very beautiful. Although we got stuck in a storm at the top and had to wait for the tram to work again! We could not find a decent hotel there though! Can't wait to hear all about your trip! & Congrats to moving in together :)

  • Tamakikat
    May 31, 2011

    Congratulations on the moving in together and the new job!China, hey. Look forward to tagging along through your posts:)

  • anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    Congrats on the sugars and the moving in together! And have a great trip!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    May 31, 2011

    Yay, thanks Kat! ^_^Hi Angela! Oh man, fingers crossed there will be no storm this time around! Am excited to visit all these places I've heard about for so long :)Thanks Tamakikat! Hope to be blogging while in China, but we'll see how that goes heeh ;)Thanks Su-Lin! Am very much looking forward to the trip!!

  • anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    aw you never told us how you and pierre met! As a regular reader, i'm hoping there was food involved? haha either way, I and I'm sure your other readers would love to hear the story if you're willing to share!

  • anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    All very exciting changes Kathy! Very happy for you :)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    June 1, 2011

    Hi Anon! Ahaha, no food involved unfortunately but it was still a sweet story. We met on a street corner while trying to hail the same cab on new years eve. Ended up sharing the cab when we found out we lived near each other, exchanging contact info and the rest is history, heheh :)Hi Stephanie! Super thank you!! ^_^

  • Marie
    June 1, 2011

    Congratulations on all of your news! :)

  • anonymous
    June 1, 2011

    Oh my god! stuff like that happens?? That's like the exact plot of The Back-up plan (the crappy Jlo movie I sooo didn't see 3 times…) haha anyway thanks for sharing and congrats on moving in together!

  • anonymous
    June 3, 2011

    All good news all around. Am excited for you.And, happy belated birthday! (I hope I got that right.)

  • anonymous
    June 3, 2011

    Sheesh… why don't things like that ever happen in California?!?!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    June 5, 2011

    Thank you Marie! :)Hi Anon – ahaha, I'm am equally guilty of having seen The Back-Up Plan more than once… Thanks! ^_^Diana! Thanks! It was Pierre's b-day but will pass along the well wishes :)Hi Stephanie! haha, I'm sure they do!! Maybe it's just that the no-driving, all-cabs culture here makes it more common?

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