The Adventurous Foodie

Two Fridays ago I experienced my first ever Yum Cha and the first ever Chicken Feet too. In my defence, my teammates egged me on!! Doesn't it look like ET's finger. It was kind of slimy and soft, but I ate it all :P





I also ate enough prawns to start farming them in my stomach. It was a 10 course meal which mainly consisted of different dumplings and rolls, along with sticky rice and Quail eggs wrapped in Lotus leaf, Chicken feet and yummy Mango Pudding with a layer of condensed milk over it.



I am a foodie and no amount of diet plan would ever work on me. I prefer to  kill myself on the mat, burn the fat than be deprived of all this gorgeous food :P

Having said that I am also a crazy green tea drinker that every friend loves to hate, who orders Raspberry juice while others are drowning in their white wine.  But I am quite adventurous when it comes to food. Most of the friday lunches are spent in experimenting with different cuisines. 

Last week my friends took me to a Chinese Dumplings place - Din Tai Fung. Ever since I have been dreaming of those deletable handmade momos filled with soup and meat. Sluurrppp!!! I can still smell them, feel the soft texture burst in my mouth.... ohh Nirvana!! 

Finished off with Green Tea Ice cream.



My other favourites are sizzling Scallops and Ramen in Tonkotsu soup. This famous Japanese soup broth is made by boiling pork bones for hours, breaking down marrow and fat, resulting in a creamy white liquid.

1. Brownies bought by Colleague 2. Sizzling Scallops 3. Prawn Laksa 4. Ramen in Tonkotsu soup
On days when the unprounceable names on the menu confuse me, I have a simple fall back option - Prawns Laksa. It's soupy, it has noodles, coconut milk, sprouts, prawns... all the goodness in one bowl. No one can ever go wrong with it!!


I guess, till now the only time I had felt creepy while eating something different was fried octopus tentacle and raw oysters. Never again!!

Ever tried raw oysters?
Are you an adventurous foodie? What is the strangest thing you have eaten?


17 comments:

  1. WOW you brave soul! Chicken feet??? Holy crap. I would have freaked out if I was ever served that on a plate. Made me a bit squeamish just looking at it! :P

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    1. hahaha I did freak out but well I have strange friends who love this stuff :P

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  2. Chicken feet? Wee I can eat anything that moves so maybe I shall try this out next.

    Green tea ice cream is the next on my list to try. But I wonder if we would get them here in India.

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    1. oh yeah if you ever get a chance try it :D

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  3. Oh no.. I would not even dare try the feet.. I am not a fan of sea gfood so i doubt if i will ever try many of the above..


    Bikram's

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    1. I love sea food too... problem will do a post on that too :D

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  4. nope... not as brave as you! that is for sure :D
    I just can't find myself eating octopus (especially in a sushi format) and even the chicken's feet will need some prodding. Save space in the prawns queue for me :)

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    1. hahaha I have pretty adventurous friends and we usually don't require much prodding to try weird stuff :P

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  5. Oh no I'm not as adventurous as you! But i do like experimenting within my own defined limits I guess...I want to have the prawn laksa now, right now! It looks so tempting sigh!

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    1. I love prawns laksa ... it's my back up if I don't understand the menu :P

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  6. Very very VERY conservative foodie reporting for dooty :P

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    1. LOL you must have barfed after reading this :P

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  7. You truly ARE adventurous. Octopus feet.. whew!

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  8. I am a vegetarian, but the food above looks exotic and scrumptious!
    Looks like you had a great time :)

    Cheers

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    1. Oh dear well then this post was definitely not for you :P

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  9. That is copious amounts of food!! I'm not a foodie and probably just looking at all that food would make me feel stuffed! :)

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