Went to New Green Bo last night in the company of new and old friends. Amazing, amazing meal. BUT two things I'd never had (or seen) before was the jelly fish and the crispy fried eel. I ate as much of the jelly fish as was seemly, but when a few strands seemed to languish on the plate, I snapped up what was left. I've been thinking about the eel a lot! It was sweet, very crisp, and I wish I had some more.
The other revelation (which I'll slip in here though I had it at Sweet 'n Tart in Flushing) was congee. So delicate and comforting that I remarked it seemed like exotic food for an invalid!
I'll be going back to Maine soon (to return when grandchild is born) but I have memories to last a lifetime from this trip; some are wonderful, others, sad and disturbing, but all are significant. pat