June 14, 2005
My Food ID
1.) My least favorite food would have to be fish. Any kind. I am not a big fish person, even though I love seafood. All kinds. I hate how you have to be careful because of all the bones and you barely get any meat. I know that fish is a good source of protein and iron, but I'll only eat it if I'm starving. My favorite food would be Pad Thai. I can eat it anytime, and my favorite place to eat it at is Ketsana's. They have the most authentic Thai food that I've tasted so far! Anything Thai goes for me! The curries and spices are awesome!
2.) My favorite place to have dinner at on a free Friday night would have to be at either Ketsana's or Saigon. Both places are good because the prices are cheap, but the food is real quality. Ketsana's has my curry and Pad Thai, whereas Saigon has my Vietnamese sandwiches and spring rolls.
3.) A food that my family loves to eat whenever we have family get together is a curry noodle soup we call, "Khoob Poob". The sauce base is coconut and curry, and you pour it over the noodles and add cilantro and basil to it. The flavors itself is unbelievable! I always stuff myself to the max whenever my family cooks it! I would say this dish is one of my top five! Another big meal that we would prepare at family events is salad. This isn't just your regular ordinary ranch dressing salad-we put only certain items in. We would just add the lettuce, eggs, green onions, salt, pepper, ground cooked pork, and as the dressing-lime juice. I know that this sounds weird, but the overall taste of this salad is great!
4.) The most unusual thing that I've ever eaten would have to be raw oysters. I am a big seafood person, but the fact that I've never had a raw oyster, nor know how to eat a raw oyster-made the whole situation weird. To start off, the fast chewing and the sound of the sand that's still within the oyster was not a good sign. Swallowing the oyster was the hardest since I wasn't able to chew the oyster to a good texture. It was slimy and it pretty much slithered down my throat. I've only ate one oyster, and I don't think there will be another try.
5.) I think that I am a pretty good cook. Whenever I encounter people who can't cook, it amazes me. For as long as I can remember, my mom has always encourgaged me to learn how to cook. It was a preparation for my so-called "future husband". In our culture, cooking is an essential part of the woman's role as wife and daughter. The funniest thing is that I can make just about any asian/Hmong dish, but when it comes to simple American food like mac'n'cheese, I haven't the faintest clue on where to start. I'm so used to always cooking at home that I would say I eat at home 90% of the time. My mom would always lecture us on eating out because what's the point when there's food at home. One of the most common meal that I make at home is stir-fry. It's a meal that I know I can make with my eyes closed. My boyfriend is amazed at how I can easily put together a stir-fry mean like it's nothing, whereas when he makes it, he sweats over it and all the ingredients he puts in.
6.) A typical weeknight dinner would be of me coming home from work and school, having my brother tell me that he's hungry so I should cook, and slaving over a hot stove for the next hour. I would usually glance in our fridge to see what's available to cook, and grad all the ingredients, and start cooking. My family hardly has the time to really eat together at the dining room table. We all would grab our portions and take off elsewhere. Either in each other's own rooms, or in front of the T.V. I would be the one to cook or if I get home late, my sister would have cooked. It's usually a tradeoff between me and her.
7.) When I was growing up, my mom did all of the cooking. Once again, cooking was a woman's job-her wifely duties, and my mom was a superb cook. My older sister would occasionally help, but other than that, my mom had that burden all to herself.
8.) Most of our food at home comes from the grocery store, or from a garden that my aunt has. My mom has her own little garden in our backyard, but the bulk of our food comes from asian grocery stores and Cub Foods. Now that the summer's here, I know that a part of that will also be from the Farmer's Market. One thing I can be sure of, there's plenty of vegetables always!
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