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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Indonesian Delights (for Ian)

In the absence of being able to string thoughts together right now, unless they include penetration, percentiles and progressions (don't worry I've not gone sex mad, those are comp subjects), I bring you a food post.

Anuja and I decided to drown our stresses in Indonesian food last week and this is what we had:

1. Satay

2. Gado Gado

3. Kare Ayam

4. Beef Rendang
5. Krupuk

...okay okay....LOTS of krupuk. And everything was just so delicious. We really are spoiled for choice here in Hong Kong when it comes to food, there is every cuisine imaginable and all of a very high quality. We HongKongers are serious about our nosh and even a market stall has to come up with the goods, to stay in business.

Just writing this has made me hungry and, having mentioned market stalls, I'm thinking about fish ball noodles with fried fish skin. With a generous dollop of chili sauce in the soup broth. Drooooool.


14 comments:

Fusion said...

You are so going to miss this food when you move to the US...

I've been going through some mexican food withdrawls for a while now. Kimba says I make the best tacos down here though :)

sophie n said...

i was thinking the same thing! you are going to miss the food so much!!

gosh i'm hungry now...

the last spartan said...

Oh yum....

You'll miss it...but you never know...even though it's not the same..you can get some semblance of it here.

Fiona said...

Hey there Fusion :) Not a problem, what I can't find, I'll make! And if I can't find the ingredients, my friend in Hong Kong will send them to me. I just hope the neighbourhood can cope with the cooking smells!

Sophie - Food has a low place on my totem pole when compared with being with the man I love with my heart and soul :) And anyway, I love to cook and I know how to cook all of those. I'll buy the shrimp crackers though, and I'm sure they are around somewhere ;)

LS - Absolutely! And I'll cook too. And be loved while I cook and that is the BEST thing about it all :)

Who Me? said...

Yum!!! I'm starving now! I think I will have something Indonesian for dinner! The sauce will have to come from a jar.....with fresh meat and veges though. Not quite the same!!

Fusion - Why are you having mexican withdrawals? Isn't there plenty of mexican food to be had around these parts? We have some form of mexican every week.

sophie n said...

there are fish crackers everywhere...

well actually i should say shrimp...we eat the shrimp crackers and i see them all the time at the market but they're the same thing...living in the sea and all... : )

gosh...i didn't realize you knew how to make all that...if things don't work out with your man, you can come live with me...lol... : )

S'mee said...

Ooooooooh Fi. You certain know a way to a man heart. Take me..... I'm yours.

anna said...

I didn't know fish had balls. ;) And I certainly don't think I've ever drooled over the thought of consuming fried fish skin. I won't knock it until I've tried it.

I agree with the others that you're going to miss this wonderful food once you move, but I also think you'll be able to find wonderful food there too... you'll just have to look a lot harder and it won't be so readily available. Who cares, though... you're going to be with your Love!!! :)

Sunny Delight said...

It looks absolutely delicious!

I will be awaiting my invitation to dinner *VBS*

Jonas said...

You're making me carzy with food lust, again, Fiona...

Fiona said...

Hiya Who Me - how did the dinner go? :)

Sophie - it's all about having the right spices and making time to cook properly. It's easy really :)

S'mee - hahahhahahaha too late I'm afraid, I'm spoken for ;)

Anna - LOL fish do have balls in this part of the world. You take cooked white fish fillets and combine them with flour and some other ingredients to make what we call 'fishpaste' and from that it has many uses, one of which is to make fishballs :) I'm sure I'll be able to come up with some new recipes too when I'm there. And you're absolutely right that being with my love is all that matters :)

Sunny - lime and ginger cocktails followed by Indonesian food. It's a date at some point!! :) With Jac of course :)

Jonas - a good meal is a wonderful thing :)

freebird said...

Sluuurrrrrp!

Matt K. said...

Hey, Fi - any ingredients that take too long to arrive from HK, you lemme know and I'm sure I can find them in my city. Might take a bit of hunting, but you can find damn near every cuisine under the sun in this town.

Fiona said...

Wiping FB's chin *L*

Matt - thank you for the offer, that's so kind. Actually I was impressed with the range of foods I've seen so far and once I find a little asian store, I'll be in my element. And anywhere the Chinese have settled, there's a little provisions store :)

 

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