Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Philadelphia Thanksgiving.

Our contribution to dinner was this Korean sesame tapioca bread. I bought the bread mix at H-mart couple of weeks ago. It’s by Q-One and called 깨찰빵믹스 (literally means “Sesame Tapioca Bread”). I love Korean bakeries & their selection of savory breads. If you’ve had the Korean pancakes: ho dduk/hotteok, it’s that mix of chewy/savoriness I love. It’s also ridiculously easy to make.


Result is a light, airy but chewy bread. It bakes like a toasted bagel: I made this as appetizer for our Thanksgiving meal.

When Sharon first told me she was making everything, I was a little skeptical. She told me she’s never cooked much before. But um, best dinner I’ve had in a long time. We had some problems with the turkey (aka it had to hop from oven to oven) but in the end, everything turned out perfect.

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Mark came down from college to spend Thanksgiving in Philadelphia. He had a crazy day of traveling and layovers due to the mess at Penn Station & finally came into town after midnight. Here we are, siblings with the entire Thanksgiving food spread. I especially loved the sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top. And do you see the Christmas decorations in the back?


It was Mark’s first time in Philadelphia. It was a short trip of 3.5 days but we tried out different restaurants (in the end, his favorite was the leftover lamb: “I need more laaaamb”) and caught up. We chatted, walked around chilly Philadelphia, and grabbed dessert on our way home from the library. Seriously, the night before we had gelato on our way home from the bookstore.


I loved having Mark over for Thanksgiving- it was sort of like a staycation! He’s coming over again in a few weeks & I’m already making a list of places to take him. On the top of the list: a real Philadelphia cheesesteak place.

How was your Thanksgiving break?
What did you bring to your Thanksgiving dinner? (Funny stories count!)


  1. Best part of thanksgiving day was: seeing you walk down the street in oven mitts carrying the turkey sideways, and playing with the turkey bag to get the indicator to pop up..which it did.

    1. Omgggg that was my bicep workout of the week. :) turkey was delicious! Good job and thank you.

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    1. Yep, it's great how he's transitioning more into a friend than a sibling. Also I didn't have to be alone in my apartment.

  3. Best benefit associated with thanksgiving holiday day time had been: viewing a person stroll outside within stove hand protection transporting the actual poultry sideways, as well as using the actual poultry tote to find the sign in order to appear.. that this do.

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