The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Friday, November 15, 2013

Dim Sum Mecca

While I am in El Norte, I take advantage of the things that are impossible to get in Oaxaca.  Things like dim sum.... really good dim sum.  Today, I made my pilgrimage to The China Pearl located in the heart of Chinatown.  Because the sun was out and the temps mild, I jumped off the train in Copley Square and walked the rest of the way.  Lots happening, but it can wait.  Ahhh... smells like Chinatown.  There's the sign. 
And the entrance.
Up the stairs.
"How many?"  "Just one."
A strange kind of tamale?  No, sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves.
Filled with yummy stuff.
Mushrooms filled with shrimp and fish paste.
Then my favorites...
scallion cakes. 
Hot, right off the griddle.
So good.  You can't believe it.
Next, good pizza.


Sara said...

Looks so good. Makes me as hungry as your Oaxaca food photos!

Christopher Stowens said...

It was sooo tasty. Gotta take advantage of the good things that are available no matter where you are.