November 29, 2009

Care package from Houston!

When my sister came to visit us for thanksgiving, I had asked her to bring some dry food (mostly ramen) and seasoning aids that I could not find as easily here.

Here is the picture of what she had brought for me. Various assortments of the tung-i brand of ramen noodles (I've got to taper off on the consumption of these noodles!), anise seeds (for spicing up beef stews and other stewed goods with soy sauce base, dried noodles, and pork sungs (dried pork meat, you usually eat it with rice gruel, picked cucumbers and some tofu in the morning....assuming that you do have the luxury of a sit-down breakfast in the morning!)

My next entry will be what I've managed to learn from my sister in terms of some simple, home cooked dishes! I'm learning that it's simply not enough to love to eat and not know much about how to cook what you love to eat, so with her help, I'm stepping up! Besides, this growing baby inside should grow up not only knowing American food!

Thanksgiving 09'

My sister came to visit us for this thanksgiving. We didn't cook a turkey since she's severely allergic to cats and couldn't really stay in the house for too long, so instead, we went for brunch at the Ritz-Carlton at Tyson's Corner, Va. It's an area full of high-end stores and many of the big government agencies have annexes there. It was the most expensive food that all of us had ever had, but you only live once, right?

The picture above were a sampling of the desert spread, complete with miniature pecan pie, creme brulee, a piece of gourmet chocolate, and chocolate cupcake. I consumed more seasonal fruites, like strawberries, blueberries, as well as sides such as mashed potatoes (pretty darn good tasting, and the texture was just right!), steamed buns (they included some Asian theme with steamed buns, and sushi, which were not all that good, according to my sister.)

We ate until we were almost about to get sick, and basically refrained from eating for the rest of the day! Thanks sis! For such a great thanksgiving treat!

November 19, 2009

A bit of an variation

No, I'm not going to eat babies and tell you what they taste like on this blog, but as I slowly drag my ass back into writing and keeping this blog up, I've got an announcement to make....ready for this? I'm expecting! (We're finally old enough and my pets needs a playmate their size anyway.) My GF and I just found out about a week ago and I am already wondering what this baby (I'm guessing that it's one so far...but it's too early to tell.) will prompt me to eat as far as cravings are concerned.

I'm not having any morning sickness yet, but I've been told that they'll be coming. What are the chances, then, of me not having any?

So here's to 8 months of not eating cold cuts, no beer, no cigarettes, and no hotdogs! (That one hurts the most!)

Stay tuned as I, um, we, explore more food!