Dear Santa Claus,
This year, I have been a very good little boy. I have not taken any junk food in any fast food chains, and I have always helped out my mommy's cooking if I happened to be in the kitchen and not tied up with other engagement, and I always do homework before I make up my restaurant decisions. And I always tip in cash, which makes me polite and so I deserve lots of presents this year!
Now the present! Please bring me all the bookings (confirmed, please) of all the great restaurants in the world that I still haven't been to, and one in El Bulli in particular (since their seats have been a real pain-in-the-axx to get) -- plus kitchen passes to it so I can feel the state-of-the-art kitchenware inside! Oh, and please don't forget to bring me some changes for taxi so that I don't have to go to those fancy restaurants by buses or on foot anymore. But if you can't, just remember that more than anything Santa, what I really really want is a win of the lottery!
Anyway, I hope you like the gwei ling go I left out for you. I left some honey aside in case you want to put some on top to easy up the bitterness.
Cha Xiu Bao
PS: Please say hello to Elena Arzak, Subijana of Akelare, Arbelaitz of Zuberoa and last but not the least, Martin Berasategui, I just can't forget their wonderful food ever since I tried (in case you can't remember who they're, you can see them on my Flickr photo sets to the right).
PPS: Oh yeah, remember the noodle shop just around the street corner? Their beef brisket noodles have been real bad all year long and doesn't deserve any Christmas present. So don't forget to put some droppings of your reindeer's in their stockings.