Friday, April 27, 2007
Top tier: Stirfry with marinated tofu, alphabet french fries that spelled out JOY, baby tomatoes and peas on skewers, one red bean mochi with yellow star sprinkles.
Bottom tier: Thai sticky rice with carrot sun and fruit by the foot flowers.
How many ways can one make a boring lunch fun to eat? This is pretty much one of our staple lunches and it can be seen many times in this blog :) Rice, peas, sesame carrots. Sometimes with tofu, sometimes with corn croquettes, sometimes with corn. Luckily it is a favorite meal for my toddler, but it is still boring. So making it into a flower made it a fun lunch!
Left to right: Grapes with Envirokidz Cheetah Chomps Cereal, flower of thai sticky rice, peas, sesame carrots and 1 corn croquette. As always there was soy sauce and hot sauce on the side!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
#1 - I think it was a white bean filling in a soft cake outer. Very good.
#2 - These were my favorite. Sweet red bean filling in an outer layer that reminded me strongly of ice cream cones. Yum!
#3 - Sweet potato-ish filling in a dense cake outer. My toddler's favorite.
#4 - White bean filling in a dense yellow cake. Not as good as the other, in my opinion :)
#5 - Soft white cake with sweet red bean filling inside. My husband's pick.
I would so buy these again when we go back. Which hopefully will be a while because my diet is really suffering right now!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Top tier: Strawberry & lychees, sand: peanut butter, honey & blackberry jam, broccoli
Bottom tier: Fiori pasta with feta & baby tomatoes, sand: peanut butter, honey & blackberry jam, kitty: cheese, origami paper eyes & fruit by the foot ball of yarn, broccoli bites and tomato half, snap pea snacks.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
The teddy bear details: eyes & nose are sugardots, mouth and ears are origami paper cutouts, bow is fruit by the foot.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
The veggies and fruits I skipped and we went straight for the drygoods aisles. A-chan was being very silly and kept running around us in circles singing silly songs or dancing in the center of the aisles. Distraction-o-matic at her best! But we managed to find some very neat things and lots and lots of things that I want to try later. (A whole bag of red chili powder. Not a tiny little plastic tube - a huge bag!!!!!!)
Most of the things that we picked up were sweets (mochi, yay, mochi) but we also got some pizza chips, miso soup mix that A-chan picked up accidentally, and some Hello Kitty veggie furikake which is sooo awesome because I've never even tried regular furikake since it has seaweed.
The only complaint that I have about the store is how much shoplifting seemed to have been happening. Most of the small things like pocky boxes were opened and pilfered - including the one we bought which we forgot to check since we were in a hurry at that point. Out of the box of pocky only one packet was actually left. That was pretty disappointing! Of course, we don't normally shop at large stores in the city and have no idea if this behaviour was widespread in the area or just confined to Super H Mart. It's definately something to keep an eye out for, though.
In the next few days I will post pics of the loot and some descriptions of the treats and what they taste like :)
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Bottom tier: Soy turkey and cheese mini-sandwiches with baby tomato and grape halves surround, carrot flower.
Left to right: apple half with inset cheese flower, grape halves, vegetarian vegetable soup, sandwich towers of: bread, soy turkey slices, cheese slices and baby tomato halves. Not able to be seen were several sweet midget pickles, two pieces garlic bagel toast and a baby bel cheese round.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
I made 3 batches of rice with a different food coloring added to the water and swirled around a bit just before I turned on the cooker. I was surprised at how well the sticky thai rice took the colors!
I also experimented with some corn croquettes by replacing the egg in the batter with silken tofu. It worked beautifully and they were very tasty. (The second batch was much better cause I remembered to put salt in them...) I will put up the recipe sometime soon!