Ever seen a Sheik Zayed Road (a monstrous main thoroughfare, which I coin as Dubai’s counterpart of Metro Manila’s EDSA, but honestly pales in comparison) accident? How about a lion cub (Yes, a real live lion cub like Simba) peeping out of a luxury SUV? How about a Swarovski embellished lemon yellow Land Rover (I’ve seen the SAME bejeweled vehicle TWICE!)?
The Husband and I guffawed when we picked up this oddball from the mountain of eggplants at Lulu Hypermarket for a batch of Tortang talong. I’ve seen siamese twin bananas, two bananas stuck together at the hip (wherever that is), but this is the first time I have encountered a siamese twin eggplant! Hihihi!
One of the things I love about Dubai is that we get almost the exact same ingredients we have back home. ALMOST.
An orange is an orange is an orange. They ALWAYS are orange. But reality hits you hard sometimes. Apparently, teacher can be wrong too. An orange can be red. Whut????
If gadget geeks and freaks get to enjoy unboxing the latest gizmo, then I can also enjoy my brand of unboxing: foodie style! In this blog, you will enjoy a series of un-bottling of my most favorite food items / ingredients. And this is my very first un-bottling post! The very first food item to jumpstart my un-bottling series is a homegrown favorite, Connie’s Kitchen Gourmet Tuyo (dried herring).
I went to our neighborhood Asian grocery store, 1004 Korean Mart in Al Barsha, to grab a big bottle of sweet soy sauce. Of course, being my usual googly eyed grocery shopper, I strolled happily through each aisle, eyeing interesting foodstuff for possible future purchase. I came there for the sweet soy sauce only, right?
Today, I ALMOST made a complete blunder in the kitchen, BUT I learned two things:
On our last Carrefour trip, I convinced The Husband to buy us a block of Halloumi cheese. I wanted to use it for pasta and / or a kooky sandwich on our weekly menu at home. The curious foodie me wanted to try cooking with this alien cheese. It will be my first time to cook with Halloumi The Husband gave in to my foodie whims and now we have a beautiful block of Halloumi cheese…