I spent the previous few days in Philadelphia for FNCE, the large annual convention for Registered Dietitians. I must take a while to digest all the pieces earlier than sharing my ideas on among the academic periods I attended, so for now I wished to only pop in and share some photographs of the meals I had whereas within the metropolis!

I arrived at FNCE late (most individuals arrive on Saturday) this yr since I used to be operating the Marine Corps 10ok on Sunday morning with Matt, however fortunately Philly is a simple prepare trip so I used to be in a position to head up there Sunday afternoon following the race.

I didn’t have any occasions to attend on Sunday night, so I used to be pumped to have the ability to get dinner with my school pal Turner who lives within the metropolis!

We began with joyful hour – cider for me, a cocktail for her – and a cheese board at a cool French place referred to as Good King Tavern.

They had a pleasant outside space which was good as a result of it was attractive exterior (the place was this climate on Sunday morning through the race, proper?)!

good king tavern

For dinner, Turner made us reservations at a cool Thai place referred to as Kalaya – it has gotten loads of buzz these days as among the finest eating places within the metropolis, AND Turner’s pal is the chef, so I used to be pumped to attempt it! 

We began with the sakoo sai moo, which was tapioca dumplings with pork & peanut filling, pink chili & cilantro. Loved the artistic presentation with the cucumbers!

kalaya philadelphia

Next we shared the khao yum kamin – a southern Thai rice salad with toasted coconut, dried shrimp, chili flakes, seasonal greens, and fermented fish topped with a caramelized palm sugar dressing.

I cherished how crunchy this salad was – they blended it for us on the desk however I needed to take an image earlier than as a result of it was so lovely!

kalaya philadelphia

For our entree we shared the goong aob woon sen – baked shrimp with glass noodles, Chinese celery, garlic, ginger, cilantro, lengthy hots, oyster sauce and soy sauce. This was actually flavorful – yum.

My favourite dish of the night time, although, was truly the wok-fried cabbage (kalum tod nam pla) that got here really useful by our server – the sauce was simply garlic and fish sauce however man it was scrumptious… extremely flavorful. 

kalaya philadelphia

Such a enjoyable night time and nice to see my pal! 

Other meals highlights from the weekend included the toast at a restaurant referred to as Ok’far – I shared the smoked trout and beet toasts with my pal Alexis and each have been superior. The trout one had a bit egg in a gap baked into the toast under – so artistic!

k'far philadelphia toast

This breakfast was particularly enjoyable due to the corporate – cherished catching up with fellow dietitians Lisa, Alex, Alexis, and Heather!

intuitive eating registered dietitians

I additionally had a scrumptious lunch at Nom Wah, a dim sum restaurant close to the conference middle, with my pal Sara who works for Cabot – nice to meet up with her and this meal was superb, too. 

nom wah philadelphia

Another nice meal was a breakfast occasion at Urban Farmer. Their shaved ham egg benedict with selfmade toast was scrumptious, and the area was actually fairly, too.

urban farmer breakfast

One extra Philly rec: try Love City Brewing! Fun ambiance and nice beer – my mates at Egg Nutrition Center hosted a contented hour there that I attended with my buddy Rachael and their blood orange bitter beer that was on faucet was superior.

Here we’re hamming (er, egging?) it up on the picture sales space. 🙂

And now, it’s time to attempt to get some extra work accomplished earlier than Riese wakes up from her nap!

Have a enjoyable and spooky Halloween tomorrow, and I’ll see you guys again right here on Friday with both my FNCE academic session highlights recap if I can get it accomplished in time… or if not, some eats/train from the week. 🙂 


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