We finally made it to Marcel. After passing the restaurant many times and saying we should eat there one day, we finally did!
November 3rd is National Sandwich Day in the United States. Although I’ve never heard of it, I was interested to read about the best sandwiches in each state! So many delicious combinations! I could have guessed the Po Boy would have represented Louisiana. When I saw the photo I realized how long it’s been since I’ve had one myself – and I discovered Koen had never had one! A Po Boy is a sandwich made with a baguette, fried seafood (although I’ve only had them with fried shrimp), lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise, and hot sauce with a squeeze of lemon or lime.
I know usually I only post photos of what I have made – but my husband is an amazing cook! Rather than going to the bakery for baguettes, he wanted to try making them himself. Mmm… They turned out so well!
Mmm…wonton soup – I don’t know why I never thought to make it before! This dish was a success and I will definitely make it again. I made two changes to the recipe: 1) the supermarket in Chinatown sells wonton soup base, so I didn’t make my own and 2) I couldn’t find yellow chives, so I used scallions. I thought it was really interesting how the dish is prepared. You need two pots – one for the soup broth and the other with boiling water. When you’re almost ready to eat, you carefully place the wontons into the boiling water. Once they float to the top they’re ready, placed into each individual bowl, and topped with broth.
I wound up making a lot of wontons, so the next day Koen fried them in a wok and we dipped them in sriracha and sweet chili sauce – yum!
This week has actually felt like it is really Summer here in Antwerp. What better way to celebrate than with Vietnamese Summer rolls? Sunday is always my day off, so I took advantage of the sunshine and visited China Town. Although it’s called China Town, maybe Little Asia is a better name because they sell food from all Asian countries, including Vietnam. It’s also the only recognized China Town in Belgium!
China Town is located close to the Central Station and the Koningin Astridplein. I passed the fair on my way. There always seems to be a fair somewhere in Antwerp.