It was our post uni Asian snack challenge tonight.
We had heaps of time. I was so excited. It’s been three weeks since our last one.
This time there was a twist. My friend would select my snacks. I gave him a few conditions – I don’t drink milk or coffee, and won’t eat those preserved duck eggs. The rest is free reign.
We saw a lot of things.
I love the interesting names and cutesy packaging.
This was our haul:
I had sesame cookies, laughing cookies and soursop drink. They were chosen for me.
The sesame cookies rival the pocky for quality. God they are good. They are just like communion biscuits sandwiched with sesame seeds. Delicious.
The laughing cookies tasted quite plain, sort of like pastry twists but with a hint of prawn, despite no prawn being listed in the ingredients.
I giggled a lot.
Friend: ‘Do they taste good?’
Friend: ‘But they made you laugh.’
Cue much laughter all around, even from a passenger on the train.
Laughter snacks are neither here nor there.
Sour sop. My friend told me that’s me. I said it was the opposite of my personality.
It was like passiona with about 70 spoons of sugar. Not great.
My friend got tom yum peanuts and coffee in a can.
We managed to share our snacks with a fellow commuter, unlike last train trip. We saw him laughing when I was giggling at the laughter cookies. They make anyone laugh. He tried, and liked, the sesame snacks and the tom yum peanuts. Laughter cookies – meh. He was enjoying it as much as us.
My friend opened the train door with his foot, while holding his snacks.
‘I couldn’t have opened the train door with my foot if it wasn’t for my tom yum peanuts’, he said.
As I headed up my driveway, I said to my friend ‘we managed to covert the guy on the train’. My friend agreed this was a good thing.
‘Yeah, but he was pretty open minded anyway’. This guy was a cross dresser, wearing knee high boots and fingerless gloves, and and the silkiest hair I’ve ever seen. He was so nice and willing to join the challenge!
We laughed and laughed. Another successful Asian snack challenge. You got to take the good with the bad with this challenge.