OK, now for some humble pie! I completely missed out an entry for this month's challenge. I don't know what happened, it could be old age, failing eye sight or baby brain, I just don't know, but none of these are a good enough excuse. And... it is such a droolworthy salad too and so thoughtfully written. So please accept my apologises Kizzy.
New York, USA
A Cold Vegetarian Noodle Salad (Dan Dan Noodles)
Flour Bakery + Café,
owner - Joanne Chang
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
My friend and I were on a trip to watch Fall season colours in New Hampshire. While we driving around the nature, the sun had set and the colours disappeared with the sun. What we were left with was hunger and a desire to follow food where it took us. It was about 10 P.M. on October 21, 2008; we decided to drive down to Boston knowing well that by the time we get there, the restaurants would have been past their last call. Most of them were. But there was a light of hope in a corner where neon lit sign read ‘Flour Bakery + Café’ by Joanne Chang.
We had been planning to visit her restaurant for some time now, to find out how a graduate in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard college followed her heart into food business. So when we arrived late that night, we quickly warmed ourselves by the chef station and asked them to serve us with what they had left fresh at the end of the day. One of the first dishes to be served was this satiating “dan dan noodles”. Though by no means was this the traditional, authentic Sichuan noodles served by the peddlers’, this night it was all the comfort needed on a cold winter.