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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 May 2012 10:01 pm

Yep, could be that as well, Lynx! :)

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 17 May 2012 10:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Just remembered what it probably is! Stinky Tofu
I thought of that too but very few places sell that nasty thing!

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 18 May 2012 1:41 pm

When we were working in Thailand we were amazed at the amount of chili Thais put on everything . . . even fruit, which they eat unripe and dip it in a salt/chili mixture.
They are at the stage where they simply can't taste the food anymore as they 'chili-it' to death.

I guess that's their attitude to life in general - numb.

Ah, let's not even get into the 'smell-like crap' food they have

Mrs 'Cluse likes to have rice, an egg and three of those nasty little green chilies for a snack! :(

Tabasco sauce . . . :)



Talking about smelly things . . . that laksa that smells like old feet . . . Penang Laksa? Ugh!
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Post by thismyvoice » Mon, 21 May 2012 9:58 pm

nakatago wrote:I'm not really that fond of spicy food but I do enjoy it from time to time. However, just when I developed a taste for local chili, I've noticed that most things chili here is extra salty.

I remember eating a McSpicy once and I think I felt my blood pressure going up just through activation of salty taste receptors. When I have chili with my food from hawker centers, when I try the chili alone, it's really salty. Chili-flavored anything? Salty.

However, when I'm elsewhere (re: outside of Singapore or Malaysia), when I reach for dried chili flakes, hot (pepper) sauce or have thai food, I know it's spicy but it won't that salty.

Is it just me or have people here just have numb taste receptors already? And just curious, how is everyone's blood pressure?

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It is due to MSG. Very widely used in Thailand and China too.

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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 22 May 2012 11:45 am

nakatago wrote: I remember eating a McSpicy
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 22 May 2012 12:55 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
nakatago wrote: I remember eating a McSpicy
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What? It's a mcdonalds chicken sandwich loaded with chili/saltbomb powder.

Never again.

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Post by v4jr4 » Sat, 22 Jun 2013 6:01 pm

After several rounds of chili padi, now I'm kinda curious about Bhut Jolokia. Does anyone ever try to look for it around Singapore? Perhaps somewhere around Little India?
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Post by durain » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:35 pm

how about some cincalok with chilli. that would be super salty!







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincalok

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 8:48 am

durain wrote:how about some cincalok with chilli. that would be super salty!







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincalok
You gotta take a lot of plain rice with that!

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Post by v4jr4 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 9:20 am

the lynx wrote:
durain wrote:how about some cincalok with chilli. that would be super salty!







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincalok
You gotta take a lot of plain rice with that!
Add it with boiled kangkong/long beans/cabbage/beansprouts, and fried tofu/tempeh. Cucumbers will be nice too :lol:
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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:17 am

I always thought the spelling is "Chilli", thats how we always spell it in India. After reading this thread I realize the other spelling too exists.

For Indians, food without chilli is no food ;)

Enjoy!
http://cooks.ndtv.com/recipe/show/bonel ... cken-98809

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:24 am

Wd40 wrote:I always thought the spelling is "Chilli", thats how we always spell it in India. After reading this thread I realize the other spelling too exists.
to-may-toe, to-mah-toe

Wd40 wrote:For Indians, food without chilli is no food ;)

http://cooks.ndtv.com/recipe/show/bonel ... cken-98809
What do you with your desserts then? :P


...and that spinach dip, the recipe to which I keep forgetting to get from my colleague/looking up on the internet.

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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:44 am

Our desserts are the other extreme, very sweeeeet!

Basically Indian food is of extreme flavours and one of my friend who tasted different cuisines, told me that Indians basically kill most of the original flavour of the vegetable or meat and overwhelm it with spices and other flavours.

Whereas other cultures actually appreciate most of the raw vegetable or meat flavour and subtle use to spices.

But if you have been brought up with so much of overuse of spices, everything else tastes, tasteless, thats one of the reasons why Indians would die without Indian food.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:10 am

Best description I've heard yet. And true. While I can do any Indian foods regardless of the heat factor, I can't handle the OTT deserts/sweets as it's like eating raw sugar to me.

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Post by v4jr4 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:34 pm

Wd40 wrote:Our desserts are the other extreme, very sweeeeet!
Gulab jamun. It's like, how to say, a double kill before a meal? :lol:
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