Food. Life. Laughs. Ramblings. Of A Tongue-in-Cheek Mom
Day 146: What I ate
August 8, 2020
Like I said, I’m all about simple eating these days and this is what I had for lunch today. Cornflakes in cold milk with matcha (green tea) ice cream. It really doesn’t get any simpler than this.
Downing mouthfuls of this is like an icy cold waterfall splashing down your throat, instantly waking up all your senses on a hot humid day. The ice cream was there to add to the coldness. It did very little else otherwise (hel-lo, did you forget the matcha 😒?) This is why, as a rule, I stay away from anything matcha, durian or flavored, and consider them suspect until proven palatable 😛.
And for dinner, I had… well, a long, long time ago, at a family dinner at a dingy downtown restaurant, um, why choose a dingy restaurant lol? Well, it only seems dingy to me now when, in fact, it was a pretty decent place back then. Funny how time changes things, and eyes that have traveled across distance change how we view those things.
Anyhoo, that’s where I had my first taste of Szechuan Chicken. The memory of the softness of the chicken, the crunch of the onions, the nuttiness of the cashews and being hit with that heat from the dried chili has stayed with me ever since. Years later, on a winter’s day at college, I found myself staring out the window daydreaming about something warm and spicy.
The internet wasn’t really a thing yet back then so there was no googling the recipe. I used my imagination instead to come up with my own version of what I thought might be a viable recipe, and surprisingly, it worked out quite well. And here it is again many years later. Still as good as the first time I cooked it. My dingy Szechuan Chicken 😋.
I don’t know if this is how it’s supposed to be cooked. Actually I don’t care. As long as it’s the way ’em picky tastebuds remember it, that’s all that matters to me 🤩.