Today is Stick’s birthday! Manfred and Xuemei invited us to celebrate his birthday with them tonight, so I cooked Stick his special birthday dinner last night. “Special” in China, that is. I made him a big hash-and-cheese omelette!
You can’t just throw a China omelette together, this is serious gourmet work! I make perfect omelettes (I worked in a diner for about a year), but just getting the ingredients here is complicated.
I got the hash from Jenny Lou’s a while ago, and the cheddar from the FuXingMen Parkson’s. Eggs and milk are easy to get, and I’m adjusting to our stove’s special temperment. I folded it up perfectly, and added birthday candles, which are really the best part.
I haven’t seen any for sale here, but by amazing luck, my Christmas box from my parents also contained a package of VAT 19 samples, which happened to have a box of lovely colored-flame birthday candles! (the other zany samples are magically expanding snow, pop up photo albums and an orange-scented pencil, but none of those really work with an omelette). Hurray! Crisis averted!
Stick only got 2 candles, so I shorted him 33, but honestly the birthday omelette just wasn’t big enough for all of them.