In Taiwan at the moment and before more updates follow I just want to share a quick post about a Japanese sushi restaurant I went to recently in Taipei called Yoinn.Continue reading “Yoinn, Taipei”
Star anise ribs, chicken with chili, potato starch prawns, intestine, stinky tofu and chili, chicken with glutenous rice flour balls, green beans, stir fried squid.
In Taiwan you will experience things you probably wouldn’t get a chance to in the West; over the past couple weeks I’ve had things like fish jaw, intestines, jellied pork blood, sea urchin and god knows whatever else. Continue reading “Things I’ve Learned Stuffing Myself In Taiwan”
I was down my local Marks & Spencers fancy supermarket where all the posh office workers go to buy their quinoia salads and asparagus and I was all like “I, too, would like to give the impression that I am posh and have more disposable income that I know what to do with”.
And so it came to pass that the first few minutes of my lunch hour were spent in a daze of confusion as a plethora of ethnic and exotic foods greeted me: honey glazed salmon, mustard infused balsamic dressed edamame, slow roasted ham hock and I was all like “shall I just get a cheese and onion pasty from Greggs?”. But then I walked past the salad section and for a very reasonable price of £2.30 saw a tiny tub of SPIRIT of SUMMER Rice, Aduki Bean, Mango & Coconut Salad and I was all like “uh that looks pretty pretentious and horrible. Let’s prove my simple prejudices correct by buying it” So I did!
On getting back to my professional day job’s IT desk I inspected the inside of the packet:
It appears the ingredients have infected by camera phone and forced the orientation into portrait. Anyway, how does it taste?
Even before sampling a mouthful I know how it’s going to go down: there will be an annoying taste of raw red pepper and it will smack slightly of Uncle Ben’s Rice Pots.
In addition, the rice is sticky – in an unwanted sexy way – and the pineapple sauce is really sweet. The Aduki beans could easily pass for rabbit poo and after eating half the tub I give up and toss the packet into the bin.
On the plus side…!
There is no plus side. Stick to Greggs and save yer money. While you’re at it, hook me up on Twitter.
So ah wuz doon ma local Sainsbury’s uhn a mate hud bought a packet o this stuff un ah thought tae masel “ach, go oan, gee it a go” so ah bought a packet un wuz all thinkin “ah bet this is really bland and poorly thought out and tastes like that other coconut curry I got from Sainsburys”. Continue reading “Bol Keralan Chicken Curry Review”
And Lo it came to pass that the Lord said my trip to Malaysia had to come to an end. And what a 13 days its been! Lots of food, hardly any alcohol (GF is tee total) and too much sun. Continue reading “Malaysia – Final Day”
We went right off radar for breakfast before my GF’s job interview when we went to Starbucks for a latte and a tiramisu dessert, but it was convenient and in the location of the meeting so n’ya! Continue reading “Malaysia Day 5 & 6”
On our way to breakfast we walked past a restaurant and there were these two cats in a cage and I was all like “I bet those cats are happy in that cage” and my GF was all like “they’re pets”.
Most of it was OK but the olives were really weird and I felt the need to complain to M&S customer services but I couldn’t find an email for them so instead wrote to Mr Marc Boland, Chief Executive, as he was probably on the ball with this kind of stuff.
Subject: Bitter olives
I was in one of your shops in Glasgow and I bought a packet of antipasti olives and they were really bitter and I was all like “by Mark’s and Spencer’s unusually high standards, these olives are very poor”. So I thought that you, being Chief Executive, would like to hear about my experience.
When I went back to the office, I wasn’t sure if it was just me being all hyper sensitive because I’m a world class food blogger, so I gave one to my boss, Dave, who’s face contorted into a painful mass of anger, fear, confusion and revulsion. I asked if I could take a picture so you could see just how bitter the olives were but he wouldn’t let me.
Instead I got him to draw a picture of himself being all repulsed by the olive menace:
“I haven’t tasted anything this bitter since Paul Gascoine scored that jammy goal against us at Wembley”
I think this is a very important matter to draw to your attention; as a loyal customer of the salad bar section I admire your impeccable attention to detail and fine taste in dressings (not dresses, oh Mark! haha, lol)
Any feedback in this matter and a refund of the £2 I paid for the item would be great.
So I was down my local convenience store and saw this packet for £1.99 and was all like this looks nice. So I bought it and went home to cook something with it for lunch.