Tuesday's Upset

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By now, I guess many people have heard about the devastation in Haiti from a 7.0 earthquake. What I heard from the news last night was Haiti is a very poor country with the majority of the population living in poverty. Cell phones and cameras are not common items so therefore, images of the devastation will take a while to filter out. I checked the news today on many Internet sources and saw some of the pictures posted online. It looks like the vast majority of the country's infrastructures and buildings crumbled. We're only 13 days into the new year and we're greeted with a scary reminder of either global warming or the supposed apocalypse approaching us in 2012.

We were supposed to have dinner with my parents last night. Mother said she was making her famous seafood noodle soup but at 6pm, I got a change of plan phone call from her. She didn't have time to buy fresh fish after work. Rather than whipping out a fast dinner in an hour, my family decided to eat out. We dined at our local favorite Japanese restaurant, Noriega Teriyaki House. I'm not a big meat eater so I ordered Wonton Vegetable Noodle Soup. It's a new item on the menu. The broth was delicious, very flavorful and not bland like most other wonton noodle soup I've tried at other restaurants. Well, here's the catch about tasty broth - LOTS OF MSGs. I didn't get thirsty for the rest of the night so I know there's no or very little MSGs in the broth.


My husband ordered Beef Teriyaki with Sashimi (raw salmon). This restaurant has very tasty salad dressing that goes with their rice dishes which looks like a glob of mayonnaise in the picture. Every single person I've dined with complimented about the salad dressing.


My kids weren't so hungry so I ordered three sushi rolls: deep fried California roll:

Caterpillar roll (the one with avocado topping) and Fire and Ice roll (sriracha hot chili sauce drizzled on the top).



17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Yum, yum! Yes the situation in Haiti is terrible, sure made me stop and count my blessings several times.

levian said...

these look delicious! especially the sushi rolls, they attracted me the most. :p will you be able to catch mum's seafood noodles soup these few nights? :)

Mr. Stupid said...

This is indeed sad. I checked a few pics of crumbled buildings and a fully destroyed Hospital. I hope that other nations come to their aid.

Glad you had a wonderful time. Have a terrific day! :)

Ryhen | Mind Power said...

I'm trying to find the relationship here between the earthquake in Haiti and the dinner you had in a Japanese restaurant. Hmm... I think the coincidence stems from the fact that Japan is a country that is always hit by earthquakes (see: august earthquake in Japan)). I hope this makes sense. haha.

That food looks really yummy! I miss eating Makis. *sigh*

Gratitude said...

It is always so sad to come to know of other peoples' misfortunate. We could not do much but only hope that our prayers wld at the very least, generate positive vibes dedicated to them.
Take care Rose. ^_^

KN said...

Noriega Teriyaki House has one of the best sushis in SF.

Yeah Haiti, wow the destruction remind me of China's earthquake last year in Sichuan.

Rose Belle said...

@Cheryl - Haiti looks worse by the day especially now we have video footages of the place.

@Levian - seafood noodle soup for dinner was moved to this Saturday.

@Mr Stupid - Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Many nations have offered and sent aid to Haiti to help with the relief efforts.

Jaiden said...

I love sushis but can't eat any of the raw fishes. Actually can't chew them probably just all in my head. Love the caterpillar rolls...

Mei Teng said...

We're reminded life is fragile.

Rose Belle said...

@Ryhen - No Japanese where you live? I think that's the beauty of living in SF, we have everything, great restaurants, recreational places, shopping malls, crimes, earthquakes, and diversity.

@Gratitude - so very well said. Keeping people that are suffering in our prayers at least will channel some good energy to them.

@KN- hey, glad you agree too!

@Jaiden - you are not alone, I have friends that can't eat raw fish too. They think it's too disgusting.

Bananazą“• said...

Love the "Three Wisdoms" by Confucius in your blog header it's so enlightening. Yeah seeing Haiti with all those suffering made me reflect that we are so lucky and should not complain. Caterpillar roll? Hm nice name (not sure we have it here in Malaysia), lovely pictures & looking nice. TQ

Medie007 said...

oooo yummy. ur mum's famous seafood noodle sounds niceee. :P

foongpc said...

There'll probably be more earthquakes coming especially in South America and China. That's according to feng shui expert Lillian Too for her 2010 predictions which actually does not really start until Feb 4th 2010.

foongpc said...

No MSG in the broth? That's good! More healthy : )

Wow! The sushi rolls sure look delicious to me! Yummy! : )

Rose Belle said...

@Bananaz - Thanks for the header compliment! There's a lot of creative sushi names and I think many of San Francisco restuarants create and make up names for their rolls since Japanese restuarants are so plentiful and competitive in the city.

@Medie007-My mom's seafood noodle is as good as it sounds.

@Foongpc - I've been reading up about Lillian Too lately but some of her feng shui items are really expensive.

HUGH VANNGO said...

Doing what we can to help, donate with little more more as we can. send out the messages through myspace or facebook and get more to donate to world vision, unicef "uni chef?" one self in the kitchen NO WAY ! it's like this one wise woman want to sit in between a bicycle with multiple peddlers ha ! Sorry to be so late on the post you left on my blog.

Rose Belle said...

@Hugh - World Vision is org that I donate to on a regular basis. Thanks for stopping by!