Hey everyone! The travel photos/vlogs are going to have to be on hold for a minute, because today I turned 27! I've said this before, but my motto is: I don't celebrate my birthday, I celebrate my birth-week. It wasn't a full week, but it's been an absolute blast! To me, my birthday isn't about me, but using that time to catch up with all my friends & family, over endless good food in the Seattle area. Let's just say, mission was accomplished!
I started out on Saturday in University Village at JOEY Restaurant. For the past 3 years I've celebrated it at my favorite dumpling house, Din Tai Fung, but this year I just wanted to try something different & I'm sure glad I did. Very swanky, open atmosphere setting, which perfect table seating for my party. No to mention, their Sashimi Tuna Salad (far right) was delicately delicious.
Being lactose-intolerant, I thought that the fun had been permanently sucked out of my diet, then I discovered Molly Moon's dairy-free, sorbet & vegan options. Let's just say, it changed my life & now I'm officially part of the Molly Moon bandwagon. After dinner, it was straight outside for use to join their always present line, where I got the Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet. (I had already grabbed the Vegan Coconut Chunk the day before.)
I cannot stress how blessed I feel to have been able to grow up with such truly wonderful, good friends. People in your life will always come & go, but to find people who are genuine, is the hardest, but most rewarding life-long challenge you will ever encounter. P.S. Thanks for the cake Edlin!
After a night of bowling & bowling related movies, Sunday was a laid back day. I lounged around, caught up on some reading, then ended the day with my parents at the Space Needle, at the Skycity Restaurant. Epic views are what I absolutely LIVE for & this place delivers.
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
Now it seems like the going never stops, but on the morning of my birthday, I met up with my friend Daniel for breakfa-... I mean dessert haha. Life's too short to not start off with Molten Dark Chocolate Cake, especially when there's a vegan option. Thank goodness for coconut milk & ice cream!
Well, with the exception to my first trip up to the Columbia Center, and reunion with my good friend Scarlett, that concludes my 27th birthday food diary! Hope you guys enjoy the food porn! Thank you to everyone for making this weekend great. Here's to another good year! Love, JEN