Month: March 2013

Yum yum sauce

A friend recently introduced me to a small fast food restaurant called Tokyo Express. Seriously, I could eat there every day.  At least twice a day.

Tokyo Express is in a strip mall off the main drag.  It’s a small place, nestled between a tobacco shop and a beauty supply store.  I never went there because I didn’t really know what it was, and the location is kind of on the decrepit side.

The food is tasty, and it’s fast.  It’s nothing you couldn’t do at home if you had all the ingredients.  I always get the jumbo shrimp and scallops. They pile on sauteed onions and zucchini, steamed broccoli and fried rice.

The thing that makes the meal complete is their white sauce.  I’ve enjoyed the white sauce at many Asian restaurants, but never thought much about it until a co-worker asked me to bring back 4 containers of it from my lunch run to Tokyo Express.  Four containers?  I thought she was kidding, but she wasn’t.  She said it was the tastiest condiment she’s ever had.

This prompted me to look it up on the web. It’s known as white sauce, yum yum sauce, shrimp sauce or sakura sauce.

Why is this stuff so good?  Its basic ingredient is mayo.  If you like mayonnaise, you’ll probably like white sauce.   If you’re in my neck of the woods, stop in at Tokyo Express for a meal.  Maybe I’ll see you there!

The Myeloma Twins

During the time I was in treatment, I coordinated my doctor visits and chemo with another myeloma patient who lives about 25 miles from here.  We traveled to Chapel Hill appointments together and, when we were told the only treatment left to us was a stem cell transplant, we had ours together through The Duke Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant (ABMT) Program in Durham, NC.  We even had apartments next door to one another!

One of our doctors started calling us the “myeloma twins.”

I’m really glad to have just gotten the news that Joyce is moving to Pinehurst, which borders on Southern Pines (where I live)!  She’ll only be a few miles away, so we’ll get to see each other more often.

Yay!