For a while, I’ve had a few vegetarian recipes circling in my head that I wanted to try but I’ve never really had neither the opportunity nor the time. This is because I believe that vegetarian dishes require complex flavors otherwise it’s boring. So this means a lot of work.
And if it’s going to take a lot of work, I will have to make it worth the effort. So when she asked if I was inviting anyone over, I sent the Faerie Imp an invite. And to my delight, she and her Man was available.
Like any other guy with friends and loved ones coming to lunch, I worry a lot: will there be enough to eat? Will they like the dishes? Do they mind using their hands? Is the China pretty enough?
So with a 2 week advance notice, I got to work. I think I’ve published the recipes to what I did with the exception of the Hummus bi Tahini. I mean everyone knows how to make Hummus bi Tahini right? It’s the simplest thing to do, right?
Anyway, this all started when I promised a nourishing but light meal after she was discharged. This meant going vegetarian. I mean, off the top of my head, I don’t know any light dishes involving meat. Even my beef broth recipes are hearty.
And she had been experimenting with making Peranakan Otak-otak (I am the happy guinea pig) and decided to introduce her latest experiment to the Imp and her man. We were also treated to her latest batch of Buah Keluak.
The Imp has written about her experience here and in my defence, I always have this fear of guests leaving my home hungry.
It was sweet of the Imp and her man to offer to do the washing up but as I have a small cooking galley, it can be tough to have so many people in there.
And this was the moment when the Imp popped the question. It stunned me for a while; truth be told, I was flabbergasted. Never in my life have I faced such a technical question that I couldn’t explain.
Perhaps you can help me because I was stumped when the Imp asked me why my dish-washing liquid was transparent in color.
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