Monday, May 07, 2007

The irony of food

On Saturday, we decided to go to Toa Payoh for lunch. I can't blog specifically about where we went because I don't remember the name of the coffee shop. Anyhow, it served roast meats, noodles and rice. Packrat and I are quite a fan of such local fare.

We ordered the usual. Soy chicken, noodles, rice etc. We thought roughage would also be a good idea so we ordered a plate of vegetable. I mean, after all, we're told to eat many servings of veg a day.

The only problem was that when the veg came, we were certain this wasn't what the Health Promotion Board had in mind when they stipulated on how x number of servings of vegetable and fruit was necessary for a healty diet. Eating veg is a good thing, something the both of us enjoy. But when it looks like this,

Unhealthy veg

then you hesitate. All the brown stuff that we thought was a garnishing of shallots or mushrooms was in actual fact pork lard. Yup, huge chunks of lard. Because of that, the veg was swimming in, not gravy but oil! Animal oil. If the dish had not cost $5, I would have just left it and gone in search of fruit after lunch. But I wasn't going to leave $5 on the table even if it was an unhealthy 5 bucks so we used the soup that came with the meal to try to rectify the situation. Soak the veg in the soup and then eat the veg. The only problem with the plan was that then, we didn't have soup with the meal. Well, at least the soup came free and a good thing it did too! At the end of our meal, there was a thick film of oil that covered what was once soup.


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Ondine tossed this thought in at 11:09

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At 11:20 pm Blogger  said...

gosh. death by pork lard.

At 9:40 am Blogger xdd_rulz said...

bleah.i nv liked pork lard..haha


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