Friday, March 2, 2012

Back to the past

So what happened during my previous trip back to Adelaide city?? Scroll down and have a look into my daily food routines:)

Sugar and colour~ important components of my life as not only does it sweeten up my bitter days but it also brightens it up. And that's why you would seldom see me donning monotone colour clothes:)

Roast duck rice at Nanyang~ my Asian habits still lives on. Must have rice or something Chinese when I'm in the city:)

Bimbimbap~ my adventurous personality is also reflected by the food that I eat. I like to try new cuisines (minus the offal and other interesting bits) as well as experience different cultures:D

And now, I shall bring thee to my past years....

Beehoon noodles with minced chicken, onions and taugeh~ Despite it being a simple and non-luxurious dish, I still prefer having a plate of beehoon noodles anytime of the day (except when I am sleeping durh) #michelle fact of the day

When my primary school lessons are done for the day, I would usually start preparing lunch once I get home. Nothing fancy or extravagant. Just your simple tuna or egg sandwich (tomatoes or onions or just omelette) with your choice of peanut butter or jam. On certain days, we could have "mouse trap" (boiled eggs mashed with mayonnaise, cheese and seasoned with salt and pepper before grilling) or grilled sardine sandwich.

My favourite among all the lunch treats would be having beehoon noodles with thin slices of omelette, cabbage, mushrooms and shrimps. And the best part would be eating it with tomato/ chilli sauce whilst watching cartoons. I can still recall those noodle-slurping moments followed by a good afternoon nap.

*After the nap (sometimes less than 1 hour?!!), I would be snoozing in tuition classes. The most hilarious sadistic part would be hoping that the tuition teacher's motorcycle would breakdown or something happened to him on the road. Fortunately, none of that happened *

Bolognese pasta with minced chicken, cubed pumpkin, tomatoes and sliced onions~ This dish never fails to remind of how I spent my Saturdays at home #another long @$$ story

Saturdays are known to be Western food days (we have to be Asian on other days haha). It was practically the best time of the week (other than fast food days..rare occasions indeed!!) as we don't have to go to food courts to feast on them.

If I remembered correctly, bolognese pasta was the first western food to be introduced on Saturday nights, before my dad started to experiment with roast beef, roast lamb, roast chicken, salmon and potato pie, beef stew etc. Ahhh...the joy from having well-prepared western food in conjunction with catching up on family members' day is irreplaceable. No funny bitter gourds or pink-coloured pork dishes..

I still do have my dad's pasta when I go back to Malaysia in summer but I rarely had beehoon noodles for lunch since I started college (and hence, that would explain why I stock up on beehoon noodles up here lol).

Alas, after reading thru my boring post, I shall reward thee with some of my current photos from around Adelaide..

I will forever be gazing at dessert counters~

This is the largest macaron I had so far..

Flavour infused tea~ not my usual thing to do but experiments are good:)

Pandan chiffon cake with strawberry ice cream~ not the best chiffon cake so far but it does satisfy my craving:)

Apple tart 3 ways: French, frangipane and classic with crumbles on top. Mostly the same ingredients but just different cooking time and slight alterations to recipe measurements.

Have a lovely weekend, peeps!!:)

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