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During our first Basics class Lynette introduced us to a few folks from Wine & Dine that she said were doing a story about Palate Sensations. This past Saturday Chef Francois said that the article had been included in the November issue which was already out on newsstands.
I had always hoped my first foray into the glossies would be me looking chic on the arm of some Hollywood up and coming star. Not so says the universe.
This post has nothing to do with food. Good thing I am supreme ruler of this blog and can talk about whatever the heck I please. Today, we’re talking about signs. One particular sign actually. Sadly, this will not be about the hit song “The Sign” popularized by the very talented Ace of Base.
Singapore, as you might be aware, is a land of many rules. I love rules therefore I love Singapore.
Hotpot, steamboat, shabu shabu. Different names, same thing – lazy restaurant that makes you do all the cooking.
MK Trendy is a hotpot chain in Bangkok known especially for their special dipping sauce. Sweet and salty and just a smidge spicy with sesame seed and cilantro for added smiles.
I wasn’t blown away by the food here but I’m sharing because MK Trendy has a few things that you really need to see to believe.
I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile but never quite got around to it. I’ve started a custom Google map of all of the places featured on this blog. A link to the Singapore one is over yonder on the right. I’ll put up a Bay Area one as soon as I get around to it.
Blame it on WordPress that you can’t embed a real Google Map into your sidebar. I suppose that’s what I get for not using Blogger. Anyway, some of the Singapore locations aren’t so easy with the addresses so I hope this helps you track down those places.
They are pretty serious about chilli here. What goes on a hot dog? Mustard, ketchup, tomato, relish, and onions. Oh and chilli. A LOT of chilli. Not THAT kind of chili with the beans and such. The other kind of chilli. These remind me of milking cows. (Keep your Hanford jokes to yourself.) Good ol’ Ikea.
Ever heard of the miracle fruit? Me neither up until about 20 minutes ago. My marathon kdrama watching (Hello, Miss! if you’re wondering) was interrupted by some internet perusing and this article by the NYT.
So here’s the summary:
– It’s small and red like a cranberry.
– You chew the sucker and rub the pulp all over your tongue.
– It makes everything you eat for the next 30 minutes to 2 hours sweet. Goat cheese turns into cheesecake, beer turns into a chocolate shake and cheapy tequila morphs into Patron.
– People are holding food tripping parties to partake in the craziness that ensues.
– No apparent side effects from consumption.
– More info at the Wikipedia entry here.
Okay so who’s with me? Let’s get some berries and cheap tequila.
It’s a lazy Sunday (my favorite kind). I’m sitting around watching the marathon of “Living with the Mek” on the Travel Channel. It’s pretty interesting actually. My fam just left a few hours ago and just like everytime we separate, I get uber bored when they leave.
So in addition to garlic peanut eating and TV watching, I figure this is as good a time as any to catch up on some blogging.
What’s up with the biscuit? Looks like a run of the mill graham cracker, huh? Actually….
It’s my iPod in disguise!
I ordered this back in January to cover the Christmas present that I got from my brothers. Like a dummy I had it sent to my parent’s address so I didn’t get to enjoy it for awhile. My iPod suffered a few scratches in the meantime. Anyway, they are $10 plus $2 for shipping and handling and come in a couple different flavors/colors. They come with a plastic cover for the screen (not a crappy sticker thing but an actual cover) and I haven’t had any trouble with the clickwheel covering. If you’re jealous, get your own here.