HaPPY BiRTH DaY 1 Year

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Today (26 Oct) is this blog’s birthday which I’ve also got the trophy from WordPress like the below captured screen.

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To celebrate this 1 year anniversary, I selected an entry for My Best Photo of the Week (MBPOTW) Challenge – week 9 to show the sweet virtual dessert. The shot was taken on last Sunday when my family and I went outside to have lunch. We had pizza and then went to the well-known dessert restaurant in Bangkok named ‘After You’. This place is famous for their Toast with topping and syrup. We ordered a new menu (something … apple) together with this plate called Cheddar Cheese Toast.

Yeah! HaPPY aNNiVeRSaRY

A Word A Week Challenge – Decadent

I was sort of confused with a word from Sue this week: Decadent. I’m not familiar with it so I searched for its definition, and its meanings have bewildered me more.

One of meanings I got from Merriam-Webster is:

marked by decay or decline

So I chose this image to represent this decadent.

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For another meaning, I think it’s totally opposite to the above one.

characterized by or appealing to self-indulgence

Usually, when I’m thinking about self-indulgence, I would think of special meals that I guiltily ate. I had this below one when I was in Japan. Generally, I try to avoid having dinner as I want to keep my weight. However, at that time my friend got together with her friend, who’s married to a Japanese guy.

We went to a Japanese Izakaya restaurant (An izakaya (居酒屋) is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. They are casual places for after-work drinking. – Source) It was a great time as we drank, ate and chatted even though we spoke in Thai mixed with Japanese. I also got a chance to eat some menus that I haven’t tried before such as radish in wasabi sauce. I drank Umeshu (Plum wine) with ices. Very delicious.

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Egg

Better smile before being eaten up!

Better smile before being eaten up!

One of my friends possesses this unjustified belief that food with egg’s always delicious because of the tasty characteristic of egg itself. When I come to ponder my friend’s comment, I’m likely to agree with her idea except one truth for me that egg can’t improve cucumber’s taste no matter what.

In Thailand, we use eggs as ingredients in a lot of recipes which are both main dishes and Thai dessert. Also, it’s very easy to beat some eggs and pour them to the pan, and then we get the good dish to eat with rice. Moreover, eggs can be mixed together with boiled instant noodle, and we could eat a quick inexpensive meal with protein nutrient. Speaking of noodle mixed with egg, I think it is very easy dish to cook however I rarely see it on menus at Thai restaurant. Thus, I was kind of surprised with I saw this similar dish on a menu at a small Japanese restaurant in Nikko. It was called ‘Tamako Soba’ (Tamako = egg and Soba is one kind of noodle).

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It was a memorable dish for me as I ate it after being exhausted from long walks around Nikko world heritage. It was yummy, and I ate it up without leaving anything inside the bowl.

Yesterday, I tried to cook the same type of dish by using Thai instant noodle with Tom Yam Kung flavour. The egg didn’t beautifully float in a bowl but it was tasty though.

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Sometimes, a simple dish like this could contently fill your stomach.
Do you have any favourite egg dish?

This post is a part of  EEE-Challenge.