I remember when I went to the States to study close to 10 years ago, one of the things that I look forward to was a particular brand of cookie. At the time this favorite cookie hasn’t hit the local market, but I’ve already heard quite a bit about it. It was among my first purchases from a supermarket at the States, together with essentials like pillow and toothpaste.
The cookie actually did play an integral part of my university life. I used to have it while watching ball games with friends on tv, while studying for exams and feeling hungry late at night, or whenever I was too lazy to go to the canteen. It was the perfect meal replacement that is actually tasty and doesn’t even require a microwave!
So you can imagine how glad I was when I found out that they have brought this cookie to Malaysia when I came back from my sojourn to the West.
Well, old memory aside, I am sure you know there are many ways of consuming cookies, but how about the opposite? Here I present you some wrong ways of eating cookies
not so great with bak kut teh
First, the cookie doesn’t go very well with bak kut teh soup. Despite the fact that I am an avid bak kut teh eater, the attempt to fuse the two did not come out very well. I dunked it in the soup, took a bite, but the sweetness of the cookie just didn’t gel very well with the herbal taste….
Then there’s the oily vegetable that I put in between my cookies (together with the cream), failed. The mushroom experiment didn’t go very well either. Not only they didn’t taste quite right, I was getting weird stares at the restaurant, oh well…
fried cookies with garlic and fuyu
My second experiment was the fried cookie. The ingredients were simple enough, garlic, fuyu (fermented tofu), oil, and of course the cookies. I heat up the oil, added garlic, cookies, a bit of fuyu, and fried for a couple minutes.
The taste? Well you guessed it, it was pretty weird. I think you can sorta guess it from my expression in the photo. =/
cookies curry soup
Not to be discouraged, I then proceed to the 3rd and final experiment, cookies curry soup! This time around, the recipe is even less complicated. Water, curry powder, and cookies! I boiled the water, add curry powder, and dropped a couple cookies in the soup.
How did it taste like? Well, I think the photos did justice to the taste. I’m not going to elaborate more.
At the end, I went back to the basic, cookies with a glass of cold milk. Twist and dunk, it was best!
So, don’t try to be too clever with the whole thing, and please excuse me while I go and clean up my kitchen. Thank you!
p/s: This is not a sponsored post nor any specific cookies implied. Experiment at your own risk.
How was your Labor Day holiday? A bunch of noobs and I went to Chamang falls, the Elephant sanctuary, and the deer park in Pahang on a tiring but very fulfilling day trip. Allow me to present you this awesome picture from yesterday.
Sun Bear has a really tiny one!
This was taken at the Deer Park, a place where you can pet and feed deers, ostriches, play with rabbits, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and even bears. The trainer made this Sun Bear lay down on his back and fed him with some keropok. I can’t help but notice how small a wiener he has! Just slightly bigger than an elevator button!
No wonder sun bear penis and balls aren’t considered aphrodisiac by Chinese.
I shall post a detailed report about the trip soon. Cuti cuti Malaysia.
Whenever I go to any foreign places, it is always interesting to tune to their local tv channels to get a taste of the local media. I think there is no other places that airs more languages on national TV than in Malaysia. On last count, we have more than 10 languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Tamil, Hindi.. not to mention Manglish.
Situation in Vietnam is slightly different, instead of airing shows in their respective languages, they usually dub it in Vietnamese. However, if you listen closely, they only use ONE person to dub the entire movie. It doesn’t matter if the actor on screen is old, young, male, female, baby, dog, cat.. just one person speaking the dialogs monotonously, without emotion nor any hint of passion.
If you bite your nails like there’s no tomorrow or you know someone who does, please pay attention and read on. While you might have already heard about the other disadvantages of the habit of peeling of nails with your teeth, there is another very pragmatic downside to it that might have eluded you.
Forget about the unhygienic factor, the bacteria, or the reverse aestheticity of nail biting.
You see, the other day, being a prankster that I am, I adjusted my coworker’s watch to half an hour ahead of the actual time. But instead of scolding me and readjust it back herself, she was nicely asking me to do it. And then I found out, with no nails and a small watch, she couldn’t pull the dial out!
Without nails -> no ability to keep the correct time -> time mismanagement / late -> piss off friends -> no more friends -> depression -> not eat / eat too much -> unhealthy -> die