Saturday, August 13, 2005

Went to Waiheke this afternoon. Won't blabber on about the fun i had there, the magnificent view, the excellent company and the wondeful weather i was treated to, you can read them here at Rachel's and Tamar's (for the linguistically challenged you pronounce that as Tam as in Tammy and just end with an ah, you do NOT pronounce it like the quip you shout when someone changes into your lane without signalling - off on a tangent, for my conversations with Rachel i beg all of you out there not to do it to her, no as in change into her lane without signalling, not mis-pronouncing Tamar's name you moron lol).

What I'M going to talk about is what both Rachel and Tamar have only glossed over, the dinner i had after the trip with the rest of the Hobson chapter of the NUS gang with Atsushi and Tae-Gyu.
Tae-Gyu brought us to a Korean eatery at the top of Queen Street called Tari (no idea what it means just that the picture beside the name is a face mask). The food was

He ordered 3 meats, chicken (spicy), beef and pork(i have no idea how to describe how these 2 are cooked only that to a then very hungry me it tasted as good as what food would taste like if i died and went to heaven and feasted some more heh), squid (spicy), kimchi fried rice, kimchi soup and another soup that tasted very similar to Tom Yam, and MY GOD my mouth is watering now thinking of that food. MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... food....
The irony of it is that i'm eating the BEST Korean food i've tasted so far not in Korea, but in (of all places) New Zealand. If food was going to be that good, screw saving up for South Island travelling, i'm gonna splash it on eating places like these everyday.

Rachel mentioned something about roasted duck next week... *tummy growling even though i had a feast only 4hrs ago*
Tamar was telling me about an affordable and delicious Nando's (sounds Indian i wager, but they were telling me its roasted chicken) which i should drag some kakis along to try.
I still have to try the Fish'n'Chips that Kiwis are so proud of that they call it their native dish, its ironic that i've been in NZ for a month and i haven't tried it yet. The meal in school doesn't count coz that was barely edible and to me it was more like Fishies'n'Chippies coz the fillets were the size of a very swollen thumb.

I miss Fish & Co's New York Fish and Chips...... mmmmmmmmmmmm........ i miss Johnson Duck at Ghim Moh........ mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....... i miss Ikan Bakar at Adam Road....... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........... i miss Sing Kee's Minced Pork Tofu in Melodies Garden (not Methodist Garden Louise), JB............... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............. I miss Nooch's Woon Sen Tom Yam........ mmmmmmmmmmmmmm........................ i miss Nasi Rawon (excacerbated by the fact that beef is freakin cheap here)..................

I quote Rachel "It's so Singaporean not to miss your home or family but to miss your food", well i'm not really Singaporean but...... lol

Dr@n|xX at 7:57 PM