"How is it that your friends are free on such late notice?" I find myself wondering endlessly. More often than not, personal schedules clash and hangouts are forced to be postponed time and time again. Some meet-ups are were rescheduled due to work conflicts, while others because of academic priorities or previously planned vacations. The latter was the case with the ever-avid globe-trotter, orangecane.
The trip to Reesor's was ultimately delayed up to an hour due to tardy, unprecise YRT schedules, but thankfully breakfast in the form of a Goji Roll and Thai Milk Tea had been secured prior to prevent starvation.
Corn husks were grimy, slightly withered, and infested with microscopic insects; peeling away the outermost layer enabled a view of small, pale kernels in meandering columns. As I had my doubts about their sweetness level, I merely picked two to take home. They emerged significantly sweeter than anticipated, though were more stout in comparison to that of the local supermarket.
The Guksu and Noodle was relatively empty at our of arrival, thus orders were processed fairly quickly. Oddly enough though, orangecane's piping hot bowl of Gogi Guksu arrived sooner than my own Cold Chogye Guksu.
"It comes with pork." she later added.
"Is it the same pork as the one in the Soy Soo Yuk?" I pointed to the appetizer section of the menu.
"No." came her blunt response, "It's a different pork."
The exact type of pork remained unclarified though.
Soon enough, we came to the conclusion that both bowls featured identical strips of the sous vide pork. The inhospitable waitress had been mistaken.
The Matcha Double Fromage consisted of three layers enveloped in a cloud-like dusting of matcha sponge crumbs: the top layer an utterly creamy frozen mascarpone, the middle a lusciously grassy green tea formula, and the bottom a paper-thin base of matcha sponge. For the long-time matcha enthusiast, it was every bit a bite of heaven.
Personal findings concluded that five to ten minutes of defrosting time was ideal, since slicing the cake was near impossible upon immediate removal. One should allow up to ten minutes at room temperature before slicing, though beware as the cake will begin to melt instantaneously once its interior is exposed to air.