As uber glamourous fashionista and domestic goddess Faux Fuschia would say, I was Challenging the Paradigm with the Asian Snack Challenge last Wednesday. Not only was it impromptu because of an afternoon uni class and we only expected there to be one more Asian Snack Challenge, but I challenged myself by sourcing ingredients for dinner. And that is how I applied the concept of Challenging the Paradigm to my life. I thought I never would.
We had a bit of time, because at that time of the day there are express trains that don’t run to our station, thus a good amount of minutes between trains.
Here is what we saw:
Keripak Singkong. Pizza flavoured cassava chips.
They did NOT taste like Italian pizza, or any pizza for that matter.
Snow pea crisps.
They looked like snow peas but merely paid a homage to the actual snow pea. Really, they were snow peas and a heap of preservatives and other stuff ground down and moulded into snow pea shapes. Probably would have been quicker to snap freeze some snow peas. But I doubt there is an abundance of snow peas to satiate the perceived desire for snow pea chips.
Kickapoo Joy Juice. I love this name. My friend said it was a cross between lime and passiona.
Sweet dried plums. Wow, these were out of this world. And not in a good way. Space junk out of this world.
The experience of eating these was a pretty shitty situation. Even shittier than the situation that could have been with the drunk man on the train asking my name.
The sweet dried plums were the saltiest thing we’d ever tasted. Ever. They should come with a health warning. I believe salt was the ingredient that came before sugar and after plums.
It was a funny Asian Snack Challenge, despite the lack of energy in this blog entry, and we laughed and laughed as usual.
Here was my haul.
I bought chicken frying flour, migoreng noodles and tofu.