Ship’s Log–January 11th

PicShells

Today was so much fun! I had picked up a Groupon for the Things to try glass blowing at Hot Sand AP in Asbury Park. Both kids got to blow their own unique glass bubble sculpture, which we’ll be going back to pick up next weekend. It was a really fun experience, and the staff there was absolutely wonderful with the kids. I took some photos of the glass blowing and put them up HERE on Flickr to share with you.

We decided to round out the day by trying a new-to-us restaurant: Mogo Korean Fusion Tacos. Thing 2 was particularly concerned about this, since he had no idea what to expect of Korean food, and I think he finished the meal as their bigger fan. The Cookman Avenue location is fast casual, so you order at the counter and then they bring the food to your table. There’s also a stand on the Boardwalk in season, though we haven’t been there. The Hub, Thing 1, and myself all tried the tofu soft tacos, which were excellent. It was basically soy glazed tofu and asian slaw in a tortilla, and it worked. We also tried the vegetable fried rice and enjoyed it. Thing 2 had the tofu burrito, and it was also good (he let me have a bite). Mogos is one of those wonderful places that serves all sorts of proteins, so vegans and meat eaters can all dine there in harmony, which means we’ll be able to visit again with our carnivorous friends.

There were a few things that weren’t completely right, and if I’m going to write a complete review here (which it appears I’ve wandered into) I should mention them. I would have like to have a fresh brewed ice tea, but I had to settle for a Diet Pepsi, which I can’t say that I like. At all. The kimchee contains shrimp paste, so it’s not vegetarian appropriate, but the wonderful server who brought our order out noticed that we had ordered all vegan foods and warned us without prompting to avoid it. And the vegetable fried rice could have had a little more vegetable in it, though it was still tasty.

Overall we’re very glad to have tried it and will certainly be back in the future.

Fitness:

45 minutes MMA in the morning, 25 push ups in the evening. Those are a lot harder at the end of the day than they are at the beginning.

Breakfast:

  • Whole wheat everything bagel with peanut butter
  • New Orleans style coffee with soy milk

Lunch @ Mogo (New Restaurant #1 for 2014):

  • Korean fusion soft tofu taco with pickled daikon, hot sauce, and spicy pickles
  • Veggie fried rice
  • Diet pepsi (and can I just add YUCK!)

Afternoon Snack:

  • @America’s Cup Coffee Company: awesome Flat white with soy milk (like a latte, but with less milk) and 1/2 of a black and white cookie that was itself not worth the splurge.
  • Wasa cracker with hummus

Dinner:

  • Too many slices of whole wheat veggie pizza with Daiya cheese
  • Boddington’s pale ale
  • Dark mint chocolate

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