So we met up with my buddy Saturday night. I hadn't seen him in a long time, and catching up was more important, but who were we kidding - if the food was no good, what was the point? So, we made the long, arduous trek to Queens, to Sik Gaek Chun Ha.
I have video of the live octopus (to be posted), but the highlight of the meal was our seafood hotpot. Full of all kinds of the most amazing shellfish.
Just all kinds of satisfaction, from the (still live) lobster, abalone, clams, conch, octopus, mussels, squid, shrimp, noodles, and rice cakes.
My buddy ordered some rice wine, served in prison issue metal bowls.
And despite a valiant effort, this was the aftermath we left behind. Satisfaction and happiness.