Avocados in Black


“… but it’s just expresso with a scoop of ice cream in it!”

“I love avocados!” she squealed at dinner.

“Well, I like them but not really a big fan,” I repiled. “However, I do get a care package of a case of avocados from relatives now and then.”

“I like it when mooshed with gula melaka,” I continued. Her eyebrow furrowed in confusion, trying to make sense of what I said.

I didn’t think about it until after a dinner of a decent Lechon and satay, we wanted dessert and coffee.

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Posted on 27th Jan 2010 in Baked Goods, Drink, Food and Drink  |  9 comments

That is about all there is to it

Here’s a great video (first few seconds contains an ad) on how to taste wine presented by the famous Steven Spurrier. Great stuff; clear and succinct.

The video is from Decanter.com but I used the link provided by the video so that you folks in the office can view it. Be sure to check out the 2 other videos on serving and storing wines.

Posted on 21st Oct 2009 in Drink  |  Comments off

Incontro at Robertson Quay


Ever since Benjamin Wallace’s book, The Billionaire’s Vinegar was published, there is a renewed cry of credible provenance on expensive bottles of wine.

What’s more interesting is Wallace’s observation of the purpose of people purchasing rare bottles of wine; it is mostly for bragging rights than anything else. After all, who can say what a, say 222 year-old wine, tastes like? You can only nod appreciatively at the amount of money spent for the expensive bottle.

Personally, as a metaphorical existential-you-are-here, I belong as one of the dirty, sweaty men shoveling coal into the fires of the engines as Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet run gaily past.

So what can mere mortals, non-captains-of-industry do to enjoy wine?

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Posted on 28th Aug 2009 in Drink, Food and Drink, French, Italian, Musings  |  4 comments

Libations with good vibrations at Barracks

Prohibition Long Island Ice Tea Party

I like cocktails. They are casual, usually fizzy, not at all serious and gives you something to hold on to at parties.

I was pleased that Barracks also had cocktails in their menu. Damn good cocktails I have to say.

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Posted on 13th Jul 2009 in Drink, Food and Drink  |  3 comments

It’s only a matter of time before we get green-tea single malts

Green tea Coca Cola to debut in Japan to rival Japanese basil-flavored “Pepsi Shiso”.

Posted on 8th Jun 2009 in Drink, Fun  |  7 comments

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