Spent Saturday night at a midnight festival at a Buddhist temple downtown for the lunar new year. So much fun. Than we went to Tan Tan for some late night dinner , and I’ve decided that it’s one of my favorite places to people watch. Even at 2 o’clock in the morning, the restaurant was packed with an assortment of interesting people. We decided that the intimidating looking men in the heavy coats at the table behind us were definitely part of a triad. One guy had one of those amazing black Confucius mustaches and burly eyebrows. Two tables from them sat another group of men, one who actually had a qui haircut! (Imagine Jet Li in Drunk Master) By 3 o’clock in the morning a pile of kids, who obviously just came from a night of clubbing, walked in and started a banquet in the back corner of the room. All night, I couldn’t help but think how much Anthony Bourdain would love this place. I mean, the banh bot chien (fried rice cakes and egg topped with fried onions and dikon) is the best in town!
I heart big crowds.