Sunday, April 13, 2008

I Am a Cooking Legend

This is now a food blog.

Last night we went to Hong Ping for dinner. I'd never heard of the place before, but OMG you guys, it was really good. Look how much flippin' food we got:



Food always looks gross in pictures, but it was delicious. Each plate was just over $10 (except Nick's expensive duckfish) and could probably serve 2 people. There's a giant bowl of soup in the background there, too, and another dish came later. I was still full in the morning and I skipped breakfast. I SKIPPED THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY.

Tonight I baked the most awesome cheesy chicken bake you've ever seen. It had lots of chicken, mushrooms, onion, broccoli, carrots, & cauliflower, all simmered in a delicious cream-of-mushroom-and-garlic cheese & cream sauce, and topped with a crispy layer of turkey stuffing and more cheese. You should've seen it. If you saw it, you'd be all like "that is the most delicious cheesy chicken bake casserole thing I have ever seen." Then you'd be all like "your domestic skills make you very attractive. Wanna go make out a little?" And I'd probably say yes, but only for you.

I watched I Am Legend as I stuffed myself for the 2nd time in 24 hours. It was pretty good, with some pretty powerful scenes. But, as I suspected, the movie is nothing at all like the book except for the basic concept. They might as well have given it a completely different title, then briefly mentioned the book in the opening credits, like The Last Man on Earth and The Omega Man (both based on I Am Legend) did before. Especially since the very reason for the title is completely different in the book than it is in the movie's theatrical ending. Speaking of which, don't watch the theatrical ending. It's retarded. The alternate ending, which is on the Blu-ray and special edition DVD, is much better. It actually follows from the rest of the movie...which is always nice in an ending.

With the alternate ending it's a good movie on its own (even despite the shitty CG). Still, one day I'd like to see a real adaptation of the book. Maybe the fourth time's a charm.

Uh oh. I think I have to go to the bathroom now. Goodbye.

10 comments:

Ubersehen said...

I'm largely in agreement on I Am Legend. Even seeing the movie in Bangkok didn't mitigate the fact that not only was the CG shitty, but that it was also completely unnecessary.

[Whiny Spoiler Alert]

Oh, no, they could never do zombies in a convincing and scary fashion without making them as phony and computerized as 65% of the last Spiderman atrocity. Our zombie-like friends certainly seemed to have acquired a lot of poorly explained Spiderman-like abilities from their little cancer cure. And there is definitely no precedent for good live-action zombie fun. Certainly not after 28 Days Later or, dare I say, Dawn of the Dead.

But to go at it in a less whiny tone, I felt that the drama was quite compelling and that Will Smith did a predictably good job with the character... and the little huddle of zombie-folk we saw on his first little venture into the dark gave me the creepin' willies. That may be why all the CG that followed was so disappointing. [/rant]

nancy_bradley@hotmail.com said...

Your domestic skills make you very attractive. Wanna go make out a little? You know where I live. Come on over.

Love,
Me

Phronk said...

Uber: Yeah I totally agree. CG just isn't at the point where people can look natural. When a person-like thing is just standing there, it's really unnecessary and distracting to have it look like a video game character.

Nancy: But then your man might try to beat me up, and I hate embarrassing people.

sarah said...

Sounds yummy, but your last line makes it sound like you made an accident in your pants thus mitigating any attraction ladies might have had for you.

Phronk said...

Damn. Well at least now I know that next time I brag about my cooking, I should leave out the part about where it goes after it's eaten. Then my blog will surely attract all the ladies.

sunmyst said...

Note to self: next time in London try food at Hong Ping

If you haven't eaten at Green Tea yet you should definitely try it out.. it's all you can eat sushi for $25 AND it's really good too (which is quite amazing for the price of it)

ps. It's right across from Molly Blooms

sunmyst said...

Note to self: next time in London try food at Hong Ping

If you haven't eaten at Green Tea yet you should definitely try it out.. it's all you can eat sushi for $25 AND it's really good too (which is quite amazing for the price of it)

ps. It's right across from Molly Blooms

Tai said...

mmmmm food mmmmmm

Phronk said...

Sunmyst: Yeah I gotta try Green Tea! I go by there every day and it makes me hungry. Wonder Sushi is also awesome if you haven't been...similar deal, good sushi, all you can eat, cheap. There are two of them here, both equally delicious.

Tai: Mmmmmm. I enjoy food too.

Mitzzee said...

lol at the final statement. all that sauce will kill ya.