Today was an extremely big reading day. Still, I did find time to get out for some fresh (incredibly cold) air. Akemi and I grabbed some delicious lunch bao’s at Banh Mi Boys – tofu for her and, of course, fried chicken for me – then walked up to College Street and checked out a coffee shop that specializes in Vietnamese coffee and snacks. Dak Lak not only offers traditional Vietnamese sandwiches and coffees, but also do something called a Vietnamese Egg Coffee, a regional specialty originating near Hanoi.
They also do a Vietnamese Egg Matcha as well. On this day, I couldn’t decide, so I elected to get both and share with Akemi who usually isn’t a big fan of the sweeter coffee preparations. Unfortunately for me on this day, she WAS a fan. Of both drinks. And so was I.
It was while we were posting our photos on instagram that Akemi noticed ANOTHER interesting coffee shop located just one block over. Since we were full, we were decided we’d just stop in and take a peek at the recently opened Answer Tea. Just looking. That was the plan. Until we noticed they do custom photo realistic art on their drinks. Then, we HAD to have one of their milk teas topped with Suji’s face.
Neither Akemi nor I could bring ourselves to sip her face. Finally, I caved –
Apparently, the reason the place is called Answer Tea is because, with every order, you get to write a question on your cup that will magically answered by the shop’s computer once your order has been filled. Next time!
Despite the outing, I’m bleary-eyed and exhausted. I’m going to take a break from all that comic book reading by reading one of the half dozen books on digital loan from my local library. Decisions, decision.
Speaking of which – major decisions coming down the pipe next week. Will be interesting to see how things pan out.