got in the mood to cook one day - "I better use
all this stuff in the fridge it before it turns to the
dark side" - and this was the result. On the left
there's a storebought steamed pork & veggie bun,
enoki, skewered stir-fried
teriyaki tofu, and smoked
salmon sushi "sandwiches". On
the right, strawberries and lychees, tamarind,
and 3/4 of a sesame rice cookie.
The cookie is really cool. The rice is all puffed
up like a rice cake, crunchy as opposed to chewy, and
there's something chewy and sweet sticking the sesame
seeds to the cookie. I need to find the brand name so
I can recommend this. It was just bigger than the compartment,
so I had to cut it. The inside
looked like a packing peanut.
I recently introduced my mother to tamarinds. She
thought the same thing I did when she saw the seed pods,
and had some things to say that I won't repeat here
when I broke it open and showed her the pulp inside.
(I can't blame her, as I thought the very same things.)
And, like me, she was surprised and pleased when she
tasted them. Isn't this a bit of a reversal, a daughter
getting her mother to eat new foods? "It's
good, trust me! Just try it!"