Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
September 2009, Post-yoga dim sum lunch at Shark Fin house, Melbourne, Australia
D. ordered everything, including specials I have never heard of, without a single glance at the menu.
So Vegemite held a competition to name the new product, and to everyone’s disgust, iSnack 2.0 won. Due to widespread public scorn (and maybe the threat of a lawsuit from Apple), iSnack 2.0 was eventually renamed Cheesybites. Much, much better!
Monday, November 21, 2011
August 2009, Melbourne, Australia
In August 2009, I conducted a very important taste test between the original Vegemite and a new, then-unnamed version. The latter tasted like buttered Vegemite, so wimpier tastebuds may find it more palatable!
Monday, October 31, 2011
How to cook the perfect Christmas cake
I freaking LOVE fruit cake! May just try making my own this year even though I may be alone in eating it—Americans aren’t particularly fond of baked goods that don’t have chocolate in them, I feel.
Yes it’s that time of year again - get cooking people!
April 2011, Healdsburg, CA
For my birthday this year, Luke took me on a positively sybaritic trip to Healdsburg where we ate and slept like royalty.
But in between checking out of our first hotel and driving to an airfield for a gliding experience, I insisted on getting a quick bite at a well-known vegan cafe I read about while doing research about raw diets. I ordered the “I Am Whole” bowl, which contained brown rice, sea vegetables, kale, kimchi, carrots and sprouts doused with a sesame ginger dressing, and it was SUBLIME. Luke was extremely dismayed.
February 2004, Taipei, Taiwan
I go about life believing that Asians are shy about sex. Then I run into something like this poster at a convenience store in Taipei.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I bet bacon soda gets purchased only as gag gifts. It’s not going to be the next Pepsi or anything…
Friday, February 25, 2011
October 2011, San Jose, CA
Bacon worship has gotten way out of control.
February 2011, San Jose, CA
When he told me that I must get an “Arnold Palmer”, I thought he meant the sandwich. You know how it is; some eateries like to assign proper nouns to their sandwiches, and I thought California Sourdough was one of them.
I was wrong. An Arnold Palmer is in fact an obnoxiously large can of iced tea with the picture of the golfer, Arnold Palmer, on it.
Actually, the good stuff is at the bottom - peanuts, three different kinds of agar/jelly, adzuki beans, palm nuts etc. The shaved ice mound is simply drizzled with condensed milk, rose or palm sugar syrup then topped with sweet corn, and sometimes, a dollop of ice cream!
1337. Ais Kachang. A traditionally Malaysian and Singaporean dessert. Here is the template for all of you—- imagine the toppings YOU would like on it !