Day 256: Meal Bonding

From breakfast to dinner, each meal I had today had great company 🙂

My roommates and I finally tried the PB2 I bought last week with which I have been intending to use to make peanut butter chocolate banana smoothies (what a mouthful). Instead of making smoothies with it though, we kept it simple by adding water to make a peanut butter-like paste to eat with bananas. Don’t knock it till you try it—though I’ll admit I definitely prefer the real thing.

PB2 with Dark Chocolate for breakfast
Our exciting breakfast 🙂

But the exciting food stories don’t end there. In the afternoon, I joined some of the Shanghai crew to go on our first foodie adventure of the year—Hot Pot Buffet in Chinatown, followed by obligatory bubble tea from the new Chatime.

Yay for foodie adventures with the Shanghai crew!! <3
Yay for foodie adventures with the Shanghai crew!! ❤
Typical Sonia
“Typical Sonia.”
Hot Pot Buffet in Boston Chinatown
Let the feast begin.

Hot Pot Buffet in Boston Chinatown

Hot Pot Buffet in Boston Chinatown

Hot Pot Buffet in Boston Chinatown

It was impossible not to be reminded of our time in Shanghai—especially when we saw an A/C unit that looked so much like the ones we had at our Fudan apartments.

Hot Pot Buffet in Boston Chinatown
IT’S A KONGTIAO.

Chatime bubble tea in Boston Chinatown

Chatime bubble tea in Boston Chinatown
#art inception

With how much we ate for lunch, I could have skipped dinner, especially given how tired and thirsty I felt the rest of the day because of the ridiculous amount of MSG from hot pot. It was enough to make me not want to go there again, despite how good all the food was. But of course, I ended up joining another friend with my roommate at a lesser-known Korean restaurant in Allston—Seoul Soulongtang. Given all the Korean restaurants in Allston, there was nothing particularly special about this place. I only got the Korean pancake to share, while my friends had dolsot bibimbap which looked and smelled great—but then again, you can’t really screw up dolsot bibimbap.

One of the highlights of the night? My roommate Kelly taking what would become her new profile picture in four years. #HALLELUJAH

Kelly's new profile photo!
IT’S A MIRACLE. THIS IS HER NEW PROFILE PICTURE.