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Dinner tonight

Postby JR8 » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 2:00 am

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Toasted ciabatta spread with mashed roast garlic, asparagus, scrambled egg, lobster, chopped parsley, with a sherry paprika and cream sauce...

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Postby ld_runner » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 4:10 pm

Too bad I already made plans for a Hash run this evening!
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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 6:22 pm

Whats up with beans on toast?
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 7:22 pm

I just found out our local branch of Lidl does lobsters for euro7.45 a pop. A tin of beans here is about euro3.00 as the only place that stocks them is the local equivalent of Harrods!

Plus what you get a lot here is seasonaility of ingredients. Asparagus season has just begun, and in a couple of weeks every cafe/restaurant will have it on their specials board. Then chanterelle mushroom season is next... and so on...

p.s. the wife just brought back a load of tins of beans from the UK, incl the handy half sized tins. Won't last long I expect :)

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 8:55 pm

Beans, beans, the magical fruit
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 02 May 2011 2:56 am

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Homestyle Malay chicken curry (a twist on my mother-in-law's standard recipe :))

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Postby JayCee » Wed, 25 May 2011 1:07 pm

Do you take pictures of your meal each time you go to a restaurant and put them on facebook too? :wink:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 25 May 2011 1:32 pm

JayCee wrote:Do you take pictures of your meal each time you go to a restaurant and put them on facebook too? :wink:


He just can't leave that part of him that became Singaporean behind!

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 25 May 2011 4:16 pm

JayCee wrote:Do you take pictures of your meal each time you go to a restaurant and put them on facebook too? :wink:


Yes of course, don't you? :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 May 2011 4:19 pm

Yeah, what's with the locals penchant for putting up everything they eat on FB! I've debated on putting up post-processed foods! :wink:

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However, that image is actually dark chocolate. :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 25 May 2011 4:22 pm

:roll:

That's not really in the spirit of things is it? :wink:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 25 May 2011 4:24 pm

True story.

Waiter finally brings in food after so many minutes of waiting...

Me: "Ok, let's eat." (sticks fork into food)
Local: "WAAAAIIIIIITTTT!!!!"
Me: "Wh-What?"
Local: "We haven't taken pictures of our food yet."

Takes out iphone, snaps several photos, posts to Facebook, writes a caption.

Local: "Ok, let's eat."

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 25 May 2011 4:40 pm

When it comes to mobiles I am a dinosaur, I'm on my 3rd in 17 years, and the current one takes pictures but I can't d/l them any more since the cable is bust. None of this web or e-mail functionality...

I do take pix of meals I have cooked that I am pleased with, with a regular camera, and they do go on Facebook to share with my 20 Friends... after all they are the friends that usually help to eat what I serve up! :)


p.s. I find it interesting the disconnect between SGns photographing restaurant food, but usually having no interest in cooking themselves. One for me to ponder...

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 25 May 2011 5:53 pm

JR8 wrote:I find it interesting the disconnect between SGns photographing restaurant food, but usually having no interest in cooking themselves. One for me to ponder...


Mind-boggling, isn't it?

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Postby puppyluvxoxo » Thu, 26 May 2011 4:10 pm

Hey guys

don't stereotype sgporeans too quickly. I LOVE :love: to cook (i'm local) and have 2 kitchens. but i admit that i get a lot of pretty annoying qns fr locals "why do you cook when it's so cheap to eat outside?" or "isnt it troublesome to wash dishes & clean up?"

anywy since you're wondering y we like to take photos, i personally am a foodie and like to take pics of food i eat, to remember the taste and how it looked. Esp if i know i'm not going to have it again or for a long time. Recently went to Italy and may not be able to return for a few years. :cry: (i usually don't take pics of food in Singapore as i think i can have it anytime - recently found that's not true - standards drop, and one of my fav pubs with great bar food closed down :cry: and so i'll prob start bringing my camera out.). Anywy the pics serve to retain good memories (i have a short term memory these days) and make me salivate (sorry to be gross) each time i see it. when i see a pic i took, i'm usually like "OMG that tasted so good, it melted in my mouth, how i'd love to have it again soon!". :love:

so hope this answers yr qns... :)


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