I do sometimes, but not a lot. However I just recalled an awesome dream last night about finding a giant new Asian marketplace/Chinese restaurant outside of Birmingham that I weirdly found while making a bus stop on some unidentified trip. Interestingly, Nab was there and so excited, pushing people out of the way and filling his basket until I had to remind him no perishables because we were on a long trip. Anyway, Birmingham is so far from the Mecca (I have no idea about the spiritual equivalent of China?) of Chinese cuisine, much less regional Chinese cuisines, with only two restaurants that serve a mix of regional cuisines (although one of mainly Taiwanese) plus dozens of the ubiquitous Amerasian joints. Anyway this place had a bakery with buns, smoked animals, various sundry goods, noodles, etc. plus a small restaurant with XLBs, pillowy scallion pancakes, and other delicious smelling dishes (kind of like the Red Pearl here but much bigger). Since I was on a bus pit stop I could not eat in so I ordered an $8 (what?????) giant scallion pancake to go ... unfortunately my dream changed or I woke up before I could taste them. Crap.
I am a little sad thinking about this because all I get here is frozen scallion pancakes. Yeah, I could make my own, but still.
I'm sure there are other instances, although I don't always remember my dreams. See sometimes, as with many others, I have the ability to force myself to return to a dream if I wake up in the middle of the night, but alas I don't think I will ever get to try those particular magical scallion pancakes ...
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