bit of specialness is the vegetable
noodles with squid seafood stir-fry mixed in. I'd
just come home with a haul of groceries from 99 Ranch
Market, one part of which was a half pound of cleaned
baby squid. Hooray for not having to clean the stuff!
(Boo, as it turns out, for still having to remove some
cartilaginous support struts, but whatever. Better that
than guts.) Basically I cut up some cabbage and snow
peas, soaked some shiitake bits, cut up a pair of baby
squid, stir-fried all that with a dash of sesame oil,
then served it with a dash of soy sauce over the vegetable
noodles. Quite tasty! Squid, by the way, is not weird in
taste or texture when you cook it. You just have to
be careful not to overcook it, or it will get tough.
If you look close, BTW, you can see the rings of
the head and some curly tentacles sticking out at various angles.
And then there's steamed
broccoli, a pair of nori-wrapped onigiri,
and some tamarind.