7:00 AM: 3-Mile Run – COMPLETED
My Wednesday turned out to be fabulous. Well, aside from work being that slow busy day, I was excited to go into the city with the gals. We even got out of work 15-minutes early, so I had time to swing to the bank, get Pedro’s dinner together, packed our lunches for work the next day and had time to touch up before picking up my girlfriend, Phuong. I was 5-minutes early and we headed over to Jersey City to meet my other girlfriend, Rachel. It took us a good 25-minutes with traffic to get to China Town.
When we got into the city, I called our other friend, Hazel, who was meeting us for dinner. At first, we were going to try this new restaurant, but saw that it was pretty packed. So we headed over to one of our usual spots that Rachel and I used to go to back in our drunken days. It’s been a long time. I think that last time I stepped foot into this restaurant was over 7-8 years ago. I can’t even tell you the name of the restaurant, but we call it “69” because that’s the address.
Let me tell you a little bit about this place. It’s a very small place famous for its “dollar bill” walls (I’ll get to that later). The Chinese waiters like to flirt with us and speak to us in our language. It’s kind of cute. It’s a place where it closes around 5am, right before the last few drunk people from clubs/lounges in NYC come to binge eat (unless of course you’re non-Asian, then you would probably head over to the Taco stand or burger joint). It’s cheap, it’s yummy… but I probably wouldn’t use the bathroom even if I needed to go so bad.
We ordered family style. We ordered Beef Pan Fried Noodle, Scrambled Egg with Roast Pork and Green Peas and Hoisen Sauce over White Rice, a Tofu Dish and a Chicken Dish. We did pretty good.
I had a little bit of each, and seconds.
Oh, it was oh-so-delicious. My dad kept texting me throughout dinner asking me how the food was and asking me not to forget his order. The best part was the bill. Our dinner bill was $28 and my dad’s bill was $12. Sweet.
So, what’s the “dollar bill” walls, you ask?
All you need is your own dollar bill. The restaurant provides you w/ a sharpie and tape.
We tag our name and whatever we want on the dollar bill.
Sample of other people’s bills.
Now to find a place for it. Yes, it’s on every wall of the restaurant. Crazy, right? I’ve had a few dollar bills on this wall.
Right by the cash register? Where everyone will SEE it.
After dinner, we headed over to Mei Lah Wah. I had to pick up a dozen siopao for my dad. I also wanted one for myself too. Siapao (pronounced show-pow) is a baked (or steamed) bun with sweet pork. It’s delicious. $14.50 later and I swear, I looked like I bought China Town and wasn’t coming back for a few years. We headed back to the car and dropped off our goodies. Then headed straight over to Tearrific to get some tea.
Hazel ordered some peanut butter toast also. How amazing does this look? It’s tasty.
I ordered my usual, Taro Bubble Tea with Tapioca Balls.
We had to wait a few minutes for our drinks as this tea place was poppin’. Here’s Phuong and Rachel.
Hazel & I.
My tea was so delightful. I swear, I could have finished it with one long sip. I knew I should have gotten the “JUMBO”.
It was 9:30 and we needed to head home. I still had to drop off a ton of food to my dad who was so excited. I mean, I could tell from all the text messages he kept sending me. I was amazed that we got back home within 45-minutes. Not too bad.
I got home to my hungry husband. I toasted him up a bagel, and uploaded pics. Finally turned in close to midnight.
Girls night out was fun. I live for these moments. Can’t wait for the next one.