Thanksgiving 2010 – 11/25/10

For Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s been customary for my family to do two meals: lunch at my aunt’s (mom’s side) and dinner at my grandmother’s (dad’s side). This year was no exception. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to prepare anything myself since I flew up to the Bay Area in the morning. Regardless, there was more than enough food; almost all of it homemade.

First, a buffet-style lunch:


BBQ Pork Ribs

Chinese Sticky Rice

Chow Mein

Country-Style Potatoes

Egg Rolls

Fried Wontons

There were also a variety of desserts.

Mango Pudding

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie

Here we had a cake from LA-based SusieCakes (which opened a San Francisco location this year).

Coconut Cake

I try to pace myself during lunch, which is very difficult. It’s easy to continue snacking on foods throughout the day. After lunch, we went to dinner at my grandmother’s house.


While turkey is a mainstay in our Thanksgiving meals for obvious reasons, arguably the main meat highlight is the New York roast.

Roast New York Strip Loin

Chinese Bean Curd Soup


Chinese Sticky Rice


Mashed Potatoes



Chocolate Fudge Pie

Next we had a cake from Sweet Stop, where my parents purchase virtually all of their cakes from. They’re most famous for their Coffee Crunch cake, but we opted for this vanilla-chocolate layered cake.

Dream Cake

And so ended a…dare I say “fulfilling” Thanksgiving. We didn’t take home too much in leftovers, which I like. I don’t like having an overwhelming amount of leftovers, even from Thanksgiving. Plus, I had a lineup of restaurants to try during my stay in San Francisco.


  1. Heh, actually I don’t mind too much Thanksgiving leftovers — esp. stuffing and sweets… though preferably not in the same container.

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