Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

My Mother's Day actually started on Saturday to my surprise.  We walked into Donatelli's as we do every Saturday only to be surprised by our daughter and her family.  Noah ran up to me and gave me a huge hug and this card that he made himself.
 Baby Ezra had just starting walking and I got to see him walk (mummy style with his hands out in front of him) all around the restaurant.  It was a fantastic surprise.  We had a great lunch and I had no idea although Rocketman had known in advance.
For Mother's Day I had heard on the internet about this Korean whole-in-the-wall restaurant that supposedly had terrific authentic Korean food.  As you can tell by my blog, I've been missing Korea something fierce so I thought it would be a great place to try on Mother's Day.
 Unfortunity, we had arrived just after a huge party of over 20 people.  They had ordered ahead and we were dying as we saw all the delicious smelling food come out.  The waitress apologized for the delay and we were happy to wait.
                                                              This is their menu.
 We decided on kimchi jjigae and galbi.  They asked if we wanted the kimchi jjigae hot and we told them we wanted it Korean style, HOT. 
The decor is nothing special but they did have a huge television streaming Korean shows.  I loved that.
Banchan!!!  Oh, how I missed you.  I was disappointed in the kimchi only because it was American style and not very spicy.
           The kimchi jjigae came just like it would in Korea and it was hot and spicy just like in Korea.
The galbi was very different than Korea.  It didn't come with any lettuce to wrap it or other condiments but the flavor was delicious.  We asked if they had kimbap even though it wasn't on the menu and they didn't. 

We will definitely go back and next time, I'll ask if they have Korean spicy kimchi, no more of that American kind.  We can take the spice.
Rocketman also hung my bojagi I had made in Korea.  It is in my craftroom and you wouldn't believe how beautiful it is with the light coming through.  I hung it on a north facing window so it won't get any direct sunlight.  I don't think it would be a good idea to hang it where it would get sunlight.

The weather was perfect and it was a wonderful Mother's Day.  I hope you enjoyed your day as well.

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