In my phone, I have many pictures of food, rather of myself, my family members or friends. Medically speaking, I could have a condition where I am obsessed with food.
Or maybe not. Maybe I just really love taking pictures of food, and I don’t see anything wrong with that!
Tom yum mussels I made a while ago. Mussels are cheap, and can be made to taste like a billion bucks if you know what to do. Squeeze a whole lime, chop up two cloves of garlic, one chilli padi, some ginger and lemon grass, mix everything together and let it steam for about 15 minutes before turning everything out on a nice deep plate. That’s how I devoured them while watching a movie. Yup. Greedy.
This was taken even waaaaay back, on my trip to Kota Kinabalu last year with Big G. I’ve only ever had the traditional laksa in my life, so when I came across this beef laksa in KK, I had to have it. It was unlike any laksa I had before; not very rich or creamy, but light, fragrant and had a hint of various spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Also, look at how beautiful it is!
My friend Ama had a sudden pakora obsession, and it sort of rubbed off on me, so I spent some time perfecting my pakoras, and this was my best (and tasty) attempt.
This was taken in August on National Day. I have nothing much to say except that it looks hipster as fuck.
My heart attack on a plate. There is a 24-hour mamak place not far from where I live, and one night after drinking with my cousin, we headed here for supper. Whenever I am there, there is only one thing I crave for and that is their most disgustingly sinful plate of greasy fried noodles, topped with an egg. Very bad for the arteries, but very good for the soul.
One of my most favourite local desserts, ‘Red Ruby’ is actually chopped water chestnut coated with a layer of tapioca flour that has been dyed red, and then cooked until it looks translucent, almost ruby like. Put it in a bowl of coconut milk and it becomes a tasty dessert.
I am infamous for liking rich and sinful foods, but occasionally, I do like to settle for simple dishes, especially when the weather is cold and all you want is a bowl of simple noodles. Onsen tamago never fails to satisfy that craving. I hope to replicate this one day.
And lastly, I don’t ever feel guilty to indulge, and why should I? You should be able to eat whatever you fancy while you’re still young and in good health!