Tuesday, June 28, 2011

amis du booksale de bibliothèque

*The following post is in French (with translation at the end), Rowena wanted to see a post like this, so this is for her, especially the food part (which she also requested).

Unfortunately, my French sucks, so I cheated (sorry!) and this is via Babel fish (which I hope is correct)...

Hier je suis allé aux amis du booksale de bibliothèque. C'était ma première fois à cette vente et également le dernier jour de la vente et de tout était $.50 pièce.

J'ai voulu obtenir quelques livres de cuisine, mais il n'y avait pas plus beaucoup de choix, il y avait un choix gentil des livres d'enfants en français, ainsi j'étais heureux d'obtenir ces derniers.

Le temps était bruineux, ainsi pour le déjeuner j'ai marché à Makiki Zippys et ai eu leur grand saimin.

Pour ces non familiarisés avec le saimin, le bouillon est plus léger que ramen, non huileux. Le char siu et la croquette de poisson légèrement découpés en tranches se sont vraiment ajoutés à la saveur et seulement US$3.61 avec l'impôt.

Les nouilles étaient tout à fait fermes que j'ai vraiment appréciées.

Il avait été pendant quelque temps depuis que j'avais eu le saimin et ce vraiment coup la tache.

J'espère que vous avez apprécié ce Rowena.

*Translation: Yesterday, I went to the Friends of the Library booksale. It was my first time and also the last day of the sale and everything was $.50 each.

I wanted to get some cookbooks, but there wasn't much selection left, there was a nice selection of childrens books in french, so I was happy to get these.

The weather was drizzly, so for lunch I walked to Makiki Zippys and had their large saimin.

For those not familiar with saimin, the broth is lighter than ramen, not oily. The noodles were quite firm which I really enjoyed. Thinly sliced char siu and fish cake really added to the flavor and only US$3.61 with tax.

It had been awhile since I had had saimin and this really hit the spot.

I hope you enjoyed this Rowena.


OkiHwn said...

Pretty good!

OkiHwn said...

Or should I say "Tres bien!"

K and S said...

Merci Nate!

Take care.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

You've reminded me I need to check half price books for cookbooks...it's amazing the expensive cookbooks that people will sell! PS...your noodles look wonderful!

K and S said...

it truly is amazing what people will sell Lizzy :) good luck treasure hunting!!

Take care.

Rowena said...

Okay, I read through the french text very slowly to get a gist of what you wrote and came away with this:

1st paragraph - booksale, 50 cents a piece.
2nd paragraph - cookbooks
3rd paragraph - saimin (of course had photo)
4th paragraph - bouillon
After that I was just mesmerized by the saimin. Thanks Kat, that was fun!

K and S said...

ha ha there was the translation at the end Rowena ;) anyway that saimin was for you too :)

Take care.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

OH wow French!!! I can only pick up English word haha. Thanks for the translation. ;-) Noodles look yum!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Wow! Great job on the post in French. (I think anyway...I don't read French so I honestly can't tell lol!) ;-)

I did not allow myself to go to the sale this year--I had to stop my car for going there twice! Too many books in my house... :-(

Lucas Kain said...

Eeeeh, how come there is always something interesting happening around you? We rarely have sales, and we definitely don't have any saimin! Oh, the outrage! :) Thanks for sharing once more, good luck!
(used to study french for 12 years but can't remember squat! Have to use it more often)

International call

OkiHwn said...

That's three years of high school French classes!

K and S said...

noodles were yum Nami :)

Thanks Deb in Hawaii!

Use it or lose it I guess Jimmy :)

cool Nate!

Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Huh, I can't speak French, but I am fluent in German. And I want to learn Japanese. I will!

I love bookstores, all kind of them.


K said...

The saimin looks delicious!

K and S said...

wishing you all the best with Japanese Sandy!

if you are used to ramen, K, it may surprise you because the broth is really light tasting.

Take care you two.

KirkK said...

Man.... I'm trying to remember the last time I had halfway decent Saimin!

K and S said...

zippy's was apparently voted "best saimin" Kirk...it was pretty good, hadn't had saimin in ages!

Take care.

Suze said...

Glad you were able to make it to the booksale. I wanted to go, but couldn't make it. I wanted to look for quilting/sewing books. Hopefully I can go next year.

Great job on the French. I know how to pronounce the words from voice lessons and singing in French, but I have no idea what the words mean. lol.

K and S said...

I hope you get to go next year Suze it is something to experience!

Take care.