May 21, 2009
May 17, 2009
Quick update from Hong Kong here. Against all our good instincts, we had Durian. Here's a little wiki exert:
"The edible flesh emits a distinctive odour, strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and offensive. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust. The odour has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia."I'm not sure if you've eaten Durian, but supposedly, it's an acquired taste. I have some haunting memories of coming home from school to be faced with a putrid stench in the house. The first time it happened i thought we had some sewerage issues, but no.. it was the smell of Durian. To summarise, basically we were forced into eating "Durian encased in sticky rice", sounds good right? It pretty much tastes like a mixture of creamy onion and garlic.
Here are some pics. The word gag comes to mind.
May 16, 2009
On arrival in Hong Kong we had one thing on our mind, maybe two or three but most importantly was the meal planned at the end of our first working day. Crystal Jade baby!
After a hot day looking at Fabrics, negotiating the Dragon centre escalators in Sham Shui Po and visiting our friend Sam we traveled back to the famed timesqaure (Hong Kong) to be greeted with our lucky number 575. 20 minutes later after trawling the Lane Crawford men's shoe department and a brief sniff in Citysuper we met our seat. First peanut and chilli noodles and pork with pickled vegetables, throw in some Green beans with pork then last of all Shanghainese Dumpling. Washed all down with Tsing Tao and suddenly the day has taken a turn.
Wow that was really a load of shit, it's real easy to get caught up with Food especially when travelling. In all seriousness Crystal Jade is good, reall good. The Dumplings are great and if you can manage to extract the dumpling from the bamboo basket, dip it into your vinegar and get it in to your mouth without burning yourself and losing the soup you're having an even better day!
May 12, 2009
Man v Wild
I mean, with a name like Bear Grylls you'd expect nothing else, but he iss one crazy man. If you haven't seen the show you should catch it on the discovery channel. No need for explanation, i think the below clip says it all.
I think my favourite is when Bear catches a fish by allowing it to bite his hand. He then proceeds to bash the massive thing against rock until it dies. What a man.
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