Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Chinese Snack

I am having one of my 'funny times' where I am up during much of the night and have necessarily had lie-downs during the preceding day.

Usually, when I have to get up in the night, it is because of hunger: my insides operate on their own timetable these days. Hopefully this is just a passing phase and I shan't be like this for the rest of my life; but we shall see...

Anyway, for tonight I cooked half a pack of Chinese snacks/side items: that's two each of sesame prawn toasts, won tuns and mini spring rolls. As usual, I had these with some crispy veg-based tray salad and a generous (though not excessive) splash of sweet chilli sauce. I actually prefer the hot sauce, but it's not easy to find, and I do like the sweet variety almost as much.

The 'secret ingredient' tonight, though, was surprisingly simple: an ordinary tomato, cut into very small pieces. Each quarter of the (standard size) tomato was quartered, and then those sixteen pieces were each halved again. Thus I had 32 small pieces of tomato, each such piece just enough to have a bonus effect on each mouthful (four per won tun, four per mini spring roll, six per prawn toast), with four spare to intersperse as I went along.

It worked really well, and is something I recommend trying. Sometimes the simplest things can have a disproportionately beneficial effect...



    The above has disappeared.

  2. Yes, I have taken down all my politics-related posts, and a number of others as well.

    It was a hard decision, but I needed to cleanly break away from all of that, ready to head in a new direction.


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