A reprieve, already

After using half the remaining cabbage for lunch along with a sesame noodle sauce that has been sitting in my refrigerator for at least a month

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And the remaining tofu in an acorn noodle salad (there are plenty of the acorn noodles left, unfortunately they aren’t that good–not terribly flavorful and a jellylike, sticky texture, the opposite of what I’m usually looking for in a noodle.)

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I was happy to try Umami Burger for dinner. I expected not to like it, as it seemed a bit gimmicky and was located in the Marina (or Cow Hollow), but it was delicious. The default medium rare patty was beefy, the toasted, buttered bun was outstanding, the parmesan tuille worked better than I expected, and I even enjoyed the umami ketchup, and I’m a ketchup/catsup hater. The two whole shitake mushrooms were a bit distracting, if it is purely for umami powdered shitake would be better, or for overall texture thinly slicing and distributing the shitake over the burger would work better. A terrible picture, but all in all a good burger (though it was $11 for just the burger).

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