Monday, July 16, 2007

T.A.L. (Tagged Again Lah!)

Got tagged again, and this time was by my fellow blogger Cooking Ninja (love that name!) on 7 random things about me, and I quite a laugh when I read that! What in the world would I write about? With little toddlers running and screaming at me all day long, I really have to sit down and think on that. If only for a second! Here's what I can come up with in short notice for this tagging season...

1. I am a Horse person and I love Clydesedales. No, I don't eat them, just admire them! My girlfriend has a couple of Clydesdales, and I love to go visit.

2. Eating out on weekends. I always eat out on weekends. We used to try different new restaurants and bistros, and now we search for great burgers and kids-friendly places!

3. I once sat down and ate 2 pints of different flavored Ben and Jerry's ice-cream in a night. It wasn't pretty!

4. I didn't learn how to cook till I was married, and had learned a lot from books and family and friends.

5. I love almost all fruits, but I still don't like the taste of durians even after several attempts to get near this tropical fruit, usually by way of friends insisting that I try this spikey-looking fruit. I can't stand them. Sorry to all durian lovers out there!

6. I have yet to meet a mango I didn't like.

7. I love Oslo. Loved the people, the long days in summer and the beautiful sculptures done by Gustav Vigeland in the park named after him. Can't wait to return to Oslo for another visit!


Anonymous said...

Don't like durian? How can? :P
For someone who never cooked until you got married, you have done very, very well. You are now a great CHEF!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Judy!
I know, isn't that silly of me? Thanks for your kind words, but I still have to a lot to learn from masters like you!

SteamyKitchen said...

Oh good...I'm not the only one in the world who eats 2 pints of Ben & Jerry in a single swoop!

Anonymous said...

I have friends who can't stand the smell of durians and they are chinese ;) I have known friends who are Europeans and they love durians. hehehe

Cyndi said...

mmmmmmm mango

and sticky rice...

yum.. lol

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Steamy Kitchen,
Yay! I have an ice-cream partner!

Hey Cooking Ninja,
Good observation! :)

Hi Cyndi,
Thanks for visiting my blog!

WokandSpoon said...

You don't like durians?? You and Argus can form the anti-durian club ;-)

Oooo - and I can relate to eating 2 pings of ice cream in a night!

Lee Ping said...

Can one eat horse meat? I read that there is horse sushi served in Malaysia.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Wokandspoon!
Yes, your Argus and I will form a Spouse-of-durian-lovers-support group! And you can join me in the 2-pints or more ice cream in one sitting club! :)

Hi Lee Ping,
I hear that horse meat is very popular in Japan too. For me, I'll stick to my beef, chicken seafood, and lamb.

Beau Lotus 涟 said...

I have a phobia of durian, wouldn't go near anyone eating it. And I used to live near durian street in S'pore (Upp Serangoon Rd)...

And I used to eat up a pint or 2 of Haagen Daz Strawberries and Cream ice cream in a sitting, the only thing stopping me now is that I haven't found any here in Italy yet.

Not into mangos at all though, I know that I'm a weird asian.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Beau lotus,
I used to live in Upper Serangoon too! We should have started an anti-durain and crazy-about-ice-cream club there! And I promise not to bring any mango flavored ones! hehe!
Thanks for visiting my blog! :)