Saturday, May 29, 2010

Two very sinful food

Fried hokkien prawn noodles and Fried white carrot cake

Fried Hokkien prawn noodles and fried white carrot cake in the background.
Sinfully fat!

MacDonald's Cinnamon Melts

Cinnamon Melts from MacDonald's
Sinfully sweet!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bread for Lunch - No Mom, the NTUC aunty didn't bully me

Shaved ham on my ham and cheese sandwich

After eating all the different kinds of tasteless chicken luncheon, I really need some meat that has the taste of... meat! So I went to NTUC to get myself some honey baked ham. However instead of the "normal" version, I got the shaved version. Shaved ham is also honey baked ham, cut from the same chunk of meat, the only difference is that it is sliced very thin. So thin that you'll need to stack a few pieces together in the sandwich, so thin that my mom thought that the NTUC aunty was being unfair to me...

MOM: Cloudy, did you get the ham from that aunty that we usually get our ham from?

(Oh yes, even in the NTUC, my mom knows who sells what at every single counter, from fishes to vegetables to, oh yes, ham! Talk about Aunty PR Power!)

CW: Nope, another aunty packed that for me!
MOM: Ah! See! She bullied you!
CW: What?!?
MOM: Did you see what you've bought? She has packed for you bits and pieces of leftovers! They're all thin and broken!

Oh well... and so I carefully explained to my mom how shaved ham is supposed to be thinly sliced and that I was not being "bullied". But she was still skeptical until the point when I mentioned that shaved ham is very common in the ATAS ColdStorage, and when she felt that since the Ang Mors like it that way, it should be normal!

Anyway, go pack some shaved ham into some slices of multi-grain bread, add a piece of low-fat cheese, spread some butter (thinly please!) and shower some black pepper, and you've got yourselves a delicious sandwich! Try it!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bread for Lunch - Baked beans will always go well with bread!

Baked beans and BBQ cheese on corn bread

The British loves to have their toast with baked beans and a sunny side up. And baked beans is not only nutriitious, but very economical in UK. While we were studying there, one normal can of baked beans costed less than S$1! And their beans look really cute as well, about just half the size of our Singapore beans! But the taste is still the same of course! The canned tomato paste taste!

Today's lunch is gonna be baked beans and smoked BBQ cheese (yah, I know it's the same cheese again, but I have to finish the pack of 12 yeh...) on corn bread. The sweetness of the corn bread, plus the distinctive tomato taste of the baked beans, add that to the fullness of the salty smoked BBQ cheese, marvelous!

Though baked beans is not part of our usual breakfast in Singapore (as compared to the popular zui kway and fried bee hoon etc), we do have quite a range of selection of these beans. There is the normal one, the spicy one (hey, anything and everything has the spicy version here!), the cheese one, the vegetarian one etc. Of course the health and weight conscious me will get the low fat one!

As for the high fiber one, that is one can of beans that I don't get it. One portion of normal baked beans is already containing about 6g of fiber, which is like a quarter of our recommended daily intake. You just have to add in a couple of fruits and vege to make it 100%. So unless you really hate fruits and vegetables, you really don't have to rely on your high fiber baked beans to get your fiber of the day!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bread for Lunch - Mushroom luncheon with BBQ cheese with Japanese rice seasoning!

Mushroom luncheon and BBQ cheese in corn sandwich

Again, I've bought a hundred grams of practically tasteless mushroom luncheon. So I guess these mushroom and carrot luncheons are just colorful luncheons that taste... tasteless? And so I opened the fridge door and looked around for help. Caught this packet of Japanese rice seasoning sitting quietly at a corner and decided to give it a try. Hey, if these seasoning can give tasteless white rice great Japanese flavor, why not to colorful tasteless luncheons?

So here we go... corn bread plus mushroom luncheon, plus smoked BBQ cheese, plus salmon rice seasoning, and one bite! And that was one rich bite! The salmon, seaweed and sesame taste from the rice seasoning merged so well with the sweetness of the corn bread and smoked taste of the cheese that it actually leveled up the whole sandwich! My cheap local sandwich has become an ATAS Japanese sandwich! Cool!

Friends, you must really try this! Next time you eat your sandwich, add in some Japanese rice seasoning! Oh... where to get them? Hey, you can get them at just 2 dollars at Daiso!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bread for Lunch - Carrot chicken luncheon and BBQ cheese sandwich

Carrot chicken luncheon and BBQ cheese sandwich

Mom complained that the chicken luncheon that I bought previously was practically tasteless, so this time round, I bought the carrot chicken luncheon instead, thinking that at least there is going to be some taste of carrot.

But no, it didn't... Maybe I'm just not sensitive enough (okay, I was expecting STRONG carrot taste like the Pokka carrot juice), but I really couldn't taste any carrot out of the luncheon. But hey, if the luncheon is not strong, just get stronger cheese and bread!

So in the end, I tied the carrot chicken luncheon up with smoked BBQ cheese and Fruit & Grain Bread. The "smoke" and "BBQ" taste from the cheese was there but not very strong as well, but the cheese does have a fuller taste than those low fat cheese. The Fruit & Grain Bread is really nice with abundant raisins and the sweetness of the bread actually goes well with the luncheon and cheese!

To make it even better, I baked the sandwich in the oven for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese! Yum!