So, since I started eating some solid food — crackers, other bland carbohydrates — yesterday, I was craving congee (or rice porridge, or rice soup). I walked a bit around Chinatown looking for a likely place, and decided to go into the Buddha’s Delight Vegetarian Restaurant after deciding against a couple of other places. Just my luck, they had something called “rice soup” which I ordered in the hope that it was congee. And it was. It was very good, too. Amazingly good. It had tofu, mushrooms (a few types), and some taukee embedded with peppercorns. Plus the usual garnish of scallions, cilantro, and slivers of ginger. I ordered a couple of spring rolls, and some Chinese leek dumplings with it. The dumplings were very good, too. Patties of glutinous rice flour mixed with leek slices, and pan fried. The dumplings and congee would be a perfect breakfast meal.
Ugh, so I caught this stomach virus that’s been going around Boston. Highly unpleasant, and highly infectious, so it’s hard to know where I picked it up. Went to see my doc yesterday, and puked large quantities of fluid walking from the bus stop to his office. Right after describing my symptoms, he sent me over the the emergency room to get IV fluids. Ugh. They gave me 2 litres of saline. Unpleasant experience, overall. I was there for about 3 hours. Thankfully, the illness lasts only about two days, although I will remain contagious for up to two weeks.
Google has got fairly up-to-date satellite image data, even though Yahoo! has some major road and neighborhood names on their maps. My parents’ home is circled: it’s the left half of that light pinkish colored roof. There are two houses which share a wall. Anyway, click on the image below to get to the Google map, and you can browse.