Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Food Meme...

i've hijacked this from here, and here's mine:

how do you like your eggs? soft boiled
how do you take your coffee? with a little cream and little brown sugar
favorite breakfast: first things first, a hot cup of coffee, followed by a slice of bread with butter and confiteur, and if i'm really hungry, then birchermuesli, fruit, orange juice
peanut butter: coarse
what kind of dressing on your salad? Italian
coke or pepsi? coke
you're feeling lazy, what do you make? slice of bread topped with mayonnaise, then cold cuts
you feel like cooking, what do you make? depends on my mood or what i have in my fridge
do any food bring back good memories? sure!
do any food bring back bad memories? yes, but i have a short memory so i forget! ;)
do any food remind you of someone? mostly family...
is there a food you refuse to eat? anything with innards used.
what was your favorite food as a child? macaroni swimming on milk sauce with chicken bits and carrots
is there food you hated as a child but like it now? vegetables, tomatoes...
favorite food and vegetable: fish, asparagus
favorite junk food: tortilla chips
favorite between meal snacks: chocolate
do you have any weird food habits: when i was a kid i removed the siopao filling and ate only the dough.
you're on a diet, what food do you fill up on? salad with Italian sauce, a slice of brown bread, fruit
how spicy do you order Thai or Indian? i can eat spicy food, no problem as long as it's not too extreme.
can i get you a drink: San Pellegrino
red or white wine?
we only have beer: Heiniken
fave dessert? anything with chocolate
fave nightcap? grappa

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Yay, i made Cuchinta!

Lol, back to my gastronomical pleasures, and for the first time ever in my life i made cuchinta this morning, a childhood favorite. I think most birthday parties that i went to when i was a kid, they had this dessert, and i loved the soft texture and the grated fresh coconut that came with it. Well i didn't get those at the Asian shop yesterday, but you could buy those dried shredded coconut that came in a pack and that's what i used. What can i say? It's easy as abc, and the taste reminded me of my school days. 1 1/2 cups of water with 3/4 cups of brown sugar, cooked and cooled, then added to 1 cup of rice flour and a teaspoon of lye water or lihiya (got it from Puspha) mixed then poured into a mould and steamed for about 12 minutes. I sprinkled the grated coconut on the cuchinta before devouring it. It went well with my cup of coffee. My guinea pig, a.k.a the hubby, who's not really into Asian desserts, liked it. ;)