Thank you to those of you who replied and/or emailed me about my cookware question. Your advice and comments were very helpful and I will take all of them into consideration when I make my choice on which one to buy. Anyways, I’d like to share some random food thoughts I had throughout the week with you . My parents had a couple of boxes of these at their salon for their customers so I decided to try a pack. Now I don’t consider myself a coffee drinker but ever since my first instant bag of this frothy yumminess, I was hooked.
Neither my hubby nor I drink coffee so we don’t have a coffee maker and we’re too cheap to buy a fancy espresso or cappuccino maker. But we do love this machine. Can you spot my OCD in this picture?
If you’re Asian, you either have one of these in your home or have a relative who has one. We actually got this machine when Kayla was born to heat up her milk bottles. Instead of spending money on a bottle warmer that we’d probably use for only a year, we opted to buy this instead so we could continue to use it years down the road. I love the fact that at the press of a button I have instant hot water for tea or now my instant FROTHY cappuccino.
Check out that froth…mmm.
Another random thought:
We had the pleasure of visiting Vietnam about 3 years ago. It was there that I was introduced to a coconut dessert that I’ll never forget and till this day am still searching for anything that comes close to it here in Canada. Basically it’s a young coconut filled with coconut juice and coconut jelly dessert. If you’ve been to dim sum and have ordered those white cubes of coconut milk desserts then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Oh yummy coconut dessert, when will we meet again?
This is the closest thing I’ve found here.
It came in a vacuum sealed bag and came nothing close to tasting like the ones I had in Vietnam
Here’s something else from Vietnam that I LOVE to eat:
Dried squid. Have any of you tried these before? These actually came from Vietnam. We have some friends visiting us from there this month and they brought some over for us. Pop these babies into the mini oven at 375 degrees F for about 5 mins or until they curl up into a tube and you’ve got yourself some dried deliciousness. We love eating these so much that my parents actually got a machine from Vietnam that compresses and rolls out the squid to make it more tender. It’s almost like a pasta roller.
So how do you eat these? Rip into shreds and pop them in your mouth. I like to eat these squid plain, without any dipping sauce but my parents like to mix hoisin sauce, shredded carrots, and chili sauce to use as a dip. I should warn you though, once heated in the oven your house is going stink.
If you ever get a chance to visit Vietnam I would highly recommend it. They’ve got some pretty good eats there. The only thing I avoided was their street food (which looked so tempting) and their ice and tap water. Not that I’m a street food snob, (I’ve had some pretty awesome street food before ) but being brought up in Canada almost all my life I don’t think my stomach would be able to handle the street food in Vietnam. I’m sure most of you know what I’m talking about. Have any of you been to Vietnam? Would you eat street food and if so, where was the best street food you’ve ever had or would like to try? Well I’ll leave you with those random thoughts for now. I hope all of you have a spectacular weekend! Until next time friends and family