Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." -Sigmund Freud

The boys made the Father's Day selection this year. They wanted to take The Man to a restaurant that we have been to (but he hadn't) in China Town. The restaurant is "Vietnam" (not to be confused with "Vietnam Palace" across the street) at 11th & Race. This is the best Asian cuisine restaurant in Philly and you must eat there should you ever visit our fair city. For those in the area, there is no use arguing the point --The Man and I eat Asian food more than most Asians...and this is the best.

For those that have never had Vietnamese food -it's better than Chinese because it isn't greasy at all. It's similar to Thai, but I think the spices and sauces are better. They have a coconut drink that is to die for and the Vietnamese coffee (with sweetened condensed milk) is sublime. For the ever-growing peanut allergy people: you're out of luck, the entire menu has nuts and nut sauces.

Anyway, The Man loved it as we knew he would. We spent the day walking around, taking pictures with his new infrared filter, looking for sticky rice cakes with red bean paste, drinking bubble-tea and prying the boys away from all the buckets and bins of live (really pissed off) crabs.

That was Part I of Father's day. Part II is today when 92alpha comes over with his famous Fire-House ribs...

What better way to celebrate all that a Father should be, than being with your family and partaking in wonderful cuisine…?

Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads here!!!!!!

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