Friday, May 18, 2018
Day 16: Now Up to 22 Fissures
Read about the latest Kilauea volcanic eruption in Volcano Discovery. Fissure #21 has opened near all those Leilani Estate cracks. Gas emissions remain dangerous and no end is in sight. Whoops, #22 just opened up this morning.
Well, life must go on, so for lunch yesterday I went to Mandalay for Shanghai Soup Dumplings (SSD) and Dried Scallop Soup, mainly because the latter was featured in the Dining Out section of the Star Advertiser. Frankly, I was disappointed. First, they were not serving the SSDs that day. Second, service was terrible. Third, the scallop soup was watery without any character. Fourth, featuring of a dish does not mean there is any drop in price.
I thus substituted scallop and spinach dumpling. The following, although I brought my own bottle of cognac, cost me me $30 with tax and little tip:
I'm golfing this morning, so I had a hearty Japanese breakfast, mostly from the dining room of 15 Craigside. The green onions in the miso soup came from my herb garden: