|Favorite Fruits - That Wonderful Time in The Year|
I am so grateful at this very moment...I type while I munch on the sesame seeds from my cheung fun (rice noodles in center below). Stopped for another bite...excuse me. I feel the sweet taste of hosin sauce and enjoy the crunchiness of the seeds. The warm noodles are comforting my soul and I really feel in heaven. In front of me is a bowl full of lychees and rambutan....yum... is not enough to describe the feeling. On the other side, to my right, is an ice-cold glass of Chendol. Didn't I say I was in heaven? I wash down the sweet and sour taste of the hoisin sauce with another happy gulp of Chendol. Today, I have resorted to comfort food, oh dear, I have given in to the 20% of the 80/20 rule! That's when you are good 80% of the time, and huh, 20% of the time there are circumstances you can't control, e.g. when you go to Chinatown. Shhh! Let me savor the moment and enjoy today. All my senses are in divine bliss...I smell the sweetness of the fruits while I inhale the aroma of the noodles, my tongue relishes each and every bite, crunching one sesame seed at a time and my eyes feast on this heart-pleasing palate.
Cheung Fun are steamed rice noodles which are served with soy sauce and hosin sauce, sprinkled with sesame seeds on top - popular breakfast in Hong Kong and China.
Chendol, is a popular drink found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, too name a few. It is made with coconut milk, agar agar or rice flour jelly, palm sugar and shaved ice - perfect for a warm summer day.
Rambutan and Lychees are fruits typically found in Southeast Asia, but these days you can find them here in the Big Apple. Don't let these fuzzy-looking fruits scare you - they are a superb sweet treat.
There's no place like New York - you can get everything to nourish your heart and soul.