Around this time last year, we had a dumpling party.
There was a small ordeal in actually finding the wonton wrappers
above 14th Street and on the west side,
but I overcame that obstacle after visiting a handful of stores.
We filled dumplings with different ratios of shrimp, pork, and beef.
And shaped them freestyle.
There were quite a few dumplings made
There were quite a lot of us to make them, thankfully.
Jon's roasted sweet Japanese potatoes
with fancy aged balsamic.
Mmm . . . appetizer.
Jon's homemade seafood broth, homemade garlic soy sauce,
shiitake, and greens, and all that good stuff.
With a freshly made soft boiled egg.
Dessert was leftover corn cookies
with a dab of ice cream
and a bit of citrus on the side.
It was sandwiched and dusted with extra corn flour.
Dani brought flan.
Pam brought cupcakes from Chikalicious.
(So delicious too!)
That was a really fun evening,
though I don't think everyone enjoyed eating the dumplings
as much as they enjoyed making them.
At least there were a ton of desserts!