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Saturday, 10 April 2010

Exotic, strange, funny

Small Talk Six: Exotic or Stange Foods
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Today's Small Talk Six topic is “6 of the most exotic or the strangest things you’ve ever eaten.” Here are mine:

1. Dayok - a mixture of fermented fish intestines; eaten in tiny portions as appetizer or as dipping sauce for boiled banana

2. Bird's nest soup - expensive, I have it once in a blue moon

3. Pidan or alkalized egg - so-so. I'm not a fan

4. Shark fin soup - love it; and I vaguely remember being told that my ex-MIL had it included in my wedding reception

5. Ho Mok Gai Sai - chicken and bamboo shoot wrapped in banana leaves

6. __?__ - I could not for the life of me remember the name of this thing but I'll ask around as soon as I can. I took pictures so please have a look:

a. some ingredients I recognize are coconut strips, peanuts, shallot, chilli, baby shrimp, ginger, and kaffir lime

b. don't know what leaf is this; you shape it like a cup and mix the ingredients in.

c. I asked my son to hold the leaf while I worked the camera. The sauce is sweet. You squeeze the kaffir lime in it. Fold the rest of the leaf to cover ingredients and voila, it's ready to eat!

Karen hosts Small Talk Six @ Momdot

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Weekend Funnies: Confident and Confidential
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Today is my first time to join Weekend Funnies. Short and fun memes work for me nicely nowadays that my computer has problems. I thought this should be a good stress reliever.

My entry is about Joseph Estrada a.k.a Erap, an actor and former Philippine president. His critics make fun of his English ability, and he is rumored to be a womanizer - possible factors why this joke is played on him:

Jinggoy (Erap's son): Dad, what's the difference between 'confident' and 'confidential'?

Erap: You are my son. I'm confident about that. Your friend Buknoy who lives on the next street is also my son. I think that is confidential.

Shakira hosts Weekend Funnies @ You Are Never Alone.

10 comments:

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Welcome and BRAVO!
I can just picture him saying that!
He is like the Reagan in the Philippines right?
Thank you so much for your contribution.
I know what you mean about long memes.
I have posted the link up for you.
You could not see it?

I have Bird's Nest soup and Shark fin soup but not the others.

Thank you for the recipe to a new discovery! Now I am hungry. LOL
Happy Weekend!
hugs
shakira

Hazel said...

Shakira, as an actor-turned-president, yes Erap is like Reagan. Thanks for linking me up.

Thom said...

I would love to try Dayok. I've had Bird's nest soup and shark fin soup. Those are awesome. Pidan...pffft wouldn't touch that. Welcome to WF. The joke was too funny. Well done :)

Hazel said...

Lol I know Thom :-) you could not stand eggs. and liver.

babyrocasmama said...

I have heard that bird's nest soup was actually quite good. My list is not as exotic as yours. LOL

Hazel said...

babyrocasmama, yeah it has to be given its price tag lol

Ebie said...

Pssst, Haz, I need more ERap jokes!!

Dayok...one of our Thai ladies at work MICROWAVED this and stunk up the whole place! Waaah! she never did it again! This is too exotic for me...

Anya said...

Nice to hear about weekend funnies
I think I will join once also :))
(I think i like the birdsoup!!!)

Karen of 3G2S said...

Hmmm . . . I haven't heard of any of those before. Just the Shark Fin Soup obviously because it was on my list. LOL!!

Hazel said...

At Eb, microwaved the dayok?! that's grand prize for improvising LOL!

Anya, we'll be happy to have you join WF

Karen, shark fin sounds like it's going all over