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Postby lost_canuck » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 1:57 pm

Okay a few things (no I am not working and yes I have waaaaaayyy too much free time on my hands)

I just recently baked a carrot cake, and sent some off with hubby to work, now someone wanted to know if they could order a cake through me. I have no idea how much they go for over here, and after checking them online OMG! really? That much $45 like??? (look I sound like I'm from Birmingham)

Anyway my main question is this, I found a fried carrot cake recipie and I had seen it for sale in many places and always wondered what it was, always figured it wasn't like NA carrot cake, anyway here is the recipie and like wtf? there is no carrot in there at all? Why? See all totally confused, carrot cake no carrots?

Fried Carrot Cake
Ingredients
4 radish flour cakes
4 tbs vegetable oil or lard
1 tbs chopped garlic
1 tbs red chilli paste
1 tbs chopped chye poh (salted radish)
2 eggs
1 tbs fish sauce
1 stalk fresh spring onion, chopped
5 tbs oil :???:

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Postby huggybear » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 3:12 pm

no carrot in carrot cake huh?

well i ordered the "Sitting Buddha in Golden Flower Position"
and was disappointed there were no buddha or flower in it...

WTF????

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Postby lost_canuck » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 3:15 pm

huggybear wrote:no carrot in carrot cake huh?

well i ordered the "Sitting Buddha in Golden Flower Position"
and was disappointed there were no buddha or flower in it...

WTF????


and umm where would one order that exactly? and what did you get? :lol:

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Postby huggybear » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 4:08 pm

more of a comment on some of the odd names of dishes at the chinese restaurants that seem to have nothing to do with the food you actually get...

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Postby lost_canuck » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 4:10 pm

well but see fried carrot cake is like feasible, but a chopped up buddah?

anyway nevermind then

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 6:20 pm

I had the same problem when I first came here as well with regard to fried carrot cake. My wife has never been able to satisfactorily explain why it's called that either.

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Postby changes » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 7:09 pm

Here, they called radish as carrot.
You will never see carrot in carrot cake..only radish...

changes..changes...

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Postby lost_canuck » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 8:23 pm

sms: ahh look someone came up with the reason :) Thanks changes.

Is this why the workers that came by today looked dubious when I offered them carrot cake? *lol*

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Postby jpatokal » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 9:37 pm

huggybear wrote:well i ordered the "Sitting Buddha in Golden Flower Position" and was disappointed there were no buddha or flower in it...

I'm not sure which I found more disappointing: finding neither sages nor masonry in a can of Vegetarian Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, or finding actual reconstituted hermaphrodite amphibian fallopian tubes in a dish of Snow Frog Jelly.
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Postby lost_canuck » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 9:05 am

jpatokal wrote:
huggybear wrote:well i ordered the "Sitting Buddha in Golden Flower Position" and was disappointed there were no buddha or flower in it...

I'm not sure which I found more disappointing: finding neither sages nor masonry in a can of Vegetarian Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, or finding actual reconstituted hermaphrodite amphibian fallopian tubes in a dish of Snow Frog Jelly.


well by reading the link you kinda got what you ordered *G* snowfrog jelly *shrug*

although I do wonder who originally thought to eat the fallopian tubes of frogs and such was a good idea.

Like who originally walked down to the water and picked up an oyster and thought hmm I wonder what that tastes like, even tho it has the visual appearance of sea snot.

And cows milk, if you think about it really is a disgusting thing to eat.

We won't go into prairie oysters :o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 9:32 am

You an old farmhand as well?

When you are hungry enough anything is fair game. Mountain/prairie Oysters are not on my list of favourites either (have tried them though) Grew up on a dairy farm. I generally DRINK cows milk! :P

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Postby lost_canuck » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 9:34 am

I'm from Calgary my friend, No farm for this girl, except when shipped off to camp, and yeah well obviously you are missing clotted cream in your diet *l* :wink: and I may put back the rabies jab *l*

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 9:42 am

I though most Calgarians had moved to Houston already? They do have a nice rodeo though!

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Postby lost_canuck » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 9:46 am

a nice rodeo? A nice RODEO? :P you all wish you could compete ;)

And well some have ( a cousin for example) but Calgary is booming and making too much money for people to move away. Of course I am daft, I moved to the UK just as the Gov' started making money and giving it back pffft, ask me if I am bitter? *l*

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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:27 am

Radish and daikon are known as "white carrot" while the orange bugs bunny carrot are know as "red (as in orange) carrot" in mandarin. This dish should probably be translated as "radish cake" to make it less confusing.


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