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You know your a cook when.

You know your a cook when

  • you eat most of your meals at work
  • you can’t remember the last time you’ve used the bathroom
  • you're refrigerator is empty except for take out boxes 
  • you wake up and your still tired
  • you cherish the opportunity to eat sitting down
  • you’ve become used to eating with your hands
  • you organize your refrigerator by health code
  • you prep your meals, then cook
  • ‘yes chef’ slips when ever your cooking with family or friends
  • you can’t understand anything that isn’t in the form of a ticket or slip
  • in the middle of the dinner service rush you think, 'why am I doing this to myself’?
  • you realize that from the time you punch out till you come back you’ve got less than six hours to sleep.
  • it becomes really apparent that nothing in your life has been as hard a finishing a fourteen hour shift and not falling asleep on the car ride home.
  • you welcome the burn of a really strong drink at the end of the night
  • a burn or cut or any other wound is something to be proud of
  • anything can be done in twenty minutes or less
  • standing in one spot doing something completely mindless and or boring is a welcome relief.
  • putting out over a a hundred or two or three or even four oysters or raw bar items is perfectly normal, and doing it alone is nothing.
  • after a long day, arguing with co workers and seriously thinking about quitting you smile way say goodnight and everything is forgiven 
  • your station is cleaner than your entire apartment, even in the middle of service.
  • things are slow and your losing your mind
  • cleaning is something you look forward to because either your it means your done for the night or your that desperate for busy work
  • you have races with co-workers
  • pet names are used more than real names
  • at the end of the day everything is somehow funny
  • your body aches but you still go out
  • your so hungry but the thought of eating is revolting 
  • you catch your self just sitting in the bathroom or staring out a window
  • children are either a welcome source of joy or anger
  • your knife is the most important thing you’ve ever purchased
  • your chef pants feel like a second skin
  • you’ve realized non-skid kitchen crocks are a crock of shit
  • you’ve done something seriously stupid but you can’t help but laugh
  • you speak to the produce/food like it’s a person.
  • chef is the only god you will ever need
  • If all else fails just find a way to keep cooking
  • the first five minutes at work will dictate how your diner service is going to run
  • your apron makes you feel invincible
  • a kitchen towel or tongs become like an extension of your arms and hands  
  • the understanding that fire makes metal and anything else you will ever encounter hot and everything will burn you
  • the moment you understand that a kitchens a team and there Is no I.
  • you’ve been in the weeds so long that you’ve just started to accept your beating
  • when a watched pot will boil
  • when you’ve set yourself on fire been set on fire of something has exploded onto you
  • you no longer fear injuries they’re just part of the job
  • ice cream is the enemy 
  • front of the house is like high school
  • you can feel the wear and tear on your hands
  • you no longer grow hair on your hands or arms because it’s been burnt off so many times.
  • you realize no matter how fucked up your life is or how bad things are that you’ve got a second family in your kitchen and they’ll help you out as long as they can unless you fuck them over.
Ramen Recipe

Ingredients:

Chinese cabbage

Bean  sprouts

Spinach

Tofu

Roast duck

Coriander & mint

Enoki mushrooms

Char siu (pork)

Soba noodles

Broth ingredients:

100g Miso paste

300ml Chicken stock

100ml Soy sauce

20g Bonito flakes

5g Dried seaweed

3 cloves Garlic

50g Ginger

100ml Mirin

Method:

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“I’m breaking up with you! Get out.”


I can’t be the only one that thinks about this. Poor gay spag was so excited for khonjin and his first date and was dumped so bluntly then told to get out. There’s no way the soft guy didn’t sob over this, and there’s been no sign of khonjin getting back with him or like giving him a heads up that that wasn’t even him