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The culinary excuse of the hedgehog

Bangkok used to be predictably boiling hot during summers but now it's freaking cold. Two nights ago I walked around Piyarom Sports Club, my long-time haunt. The wind only had to make me shiver slightly and I was inside Ma Kitchenette in an instant, one of several eateries in the complex. It was half past ten at night and I needed the warmth you know :)

 
Rice fried with fish paste and dried mint leaves. The cashew nuts were my first attraction.  And that book club session I got back from earlier had too much red wine, chips and opinions on The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I had to temper those with a warm cup of cappuccino.


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Vernz said…
hmmm yummylicious.. the color loos great although i'm used to eat white rice.. It's cool to try..
Cheerful said…
looks yummy and love the heart-shaped rice, cappuccino must be a good choice! i so agree about the weather, its been cold here in penh and i find it weird because its supposedly hot but anyway, i am loving it! happy Friday!
Anonymous said…
Mmm Mmm Mmmm I could eat about a dozen of those all at one time LOL :)
Cecile said…
i love the look of the heart shape...mukha ring masarap eh :-)!
Chubskulit Rose said…
Oh so yummy, minus the onion hehehehe..
Hazel said…
...nga totot ibang usapan na kasi yan :)
Rackell said…
wow! nice shot.. the food is yummy.. ^_^
Joahna Vern said…
wow! that heart-shaped rice got my attention. :) yummy..
kat said…
cute ang rice but never tried the brown rice hehe...and pls pass the cappuccino hehehe. Happy FTF. Mine is up @ Mom's Place.
Marana said…
i love the cappuccino


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Run DMT said…
Yum! Now that looks like a nice nosh. Thanks for linking up at our Friday Food Fight. :-)
Anonymous said…
Love brown rice! Not sure on the fish paste, but wont knock it till I try it! *wink*
The cappuccino looks fab and I love a good read! Like the title of that book, might have to go check it out!
lyzacruz88 said…
Wow, great foodie :) happy FTF!

followed your blog too...
http://www.lyzalane.info/2011/03/ftf-pork-and-chicken-adobo-w-liver.html
I like the heart-shape servings of the fried rice.
Unknown said…
the fried rice alone is enough to make one forget her diet.:p
GagayMD said…
ate hazel!!! naa ko tag para nimu..unta makaduaw ka :D salamat kaau! kita ra nya ta sa ko balaybalay!
That's a cute way of presenting rice. Fish paste is the same as bagoong right? They look so good!

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