Listen, I'm too humble to tell you about the ambitious mission of charity and kindness that I embarked upon this morning, but I will definitely tell you about the incredible blessings I received nearly immediately after completing Phase One of my charitable mission...
They had the pig tails at the Noodle Bar today!! I was just walking by on my way home from my good works and checked the menu in the window and BLAM! the pig tails, which appear and disappear from the menu unpredictably, were there and ready to be eaten. By me!
How do the crispy pig tails with asian pear taste? Like the best chicken wings in the world. Imagine a hot wing made of pork and you're headed in the right direction.
Little piggies' tail bones. At first I ate slices of pear between tails like ginger for sushi, but then I wised up and saved it to eat with all the leftover sauce and scallions.
I followed the pig tails up with a plate of the braised ox esophagus. KIDDING! These are newish roasted rice cakes with roasted onions, garlic, and scallions. Very sweet and tasty and I think quite possibly vegetarian?
This lunch was so good that when I left the restaurant I punched the air like I had just won the big arm-wrestling contest—the combination of having done good and then eaten better was nearly too much for me to take.
Hurray. Hurray for everything.