Thursday, August 10, 2006

I'm back... with Leopard Bananas

I'm back :)

First, a quick update.

My research is going well, thought I wouldn't mind having a little more time. It's due in a few weeks, and I'm still yet to write up. A torturous period of sleep deprivation is at hand.

I now have a job waiting for me, and will relocate to Southern England next month. I had some trouble making a decision on which job to take on, mainly due to silly bickering between Ego and Ambition. Ego lost, and I'm glad. Pride is a bitch.

That aside, life has been good.



I had some fun with today's lunch (so much so that it got me blogging again. Hehhe)

It all started when a huge batch of almost-expired bananas caught a nasty disease, and began morphing into leopards.

No choice but to incorporate them in the next few meals.

First thing I thought of was making pengat pisang. Never knew how to make it, so I just did whatever seemed sensible at that time.

Brewed some coconut milk with a little brown sugar and salt, then added in the sliced leopards bananannanananas.

Couldn't find sago or pandan leaves, so had to use some clementines and mint leaves as replacement.

Halfway thru, for no reason whatsoever, some cinnamon powder found it's way into the dish.

Let it boil till the banananananas were soft, and a 'dessert'y dish was born.

Ok ok lah. Not fabulous, but at least it was something different.

The following dish that came up was very different, but shared some similar ingredients.

Frozen cod....

... placed on a bed of sliced mushrooms ...

... seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil, soy sauce, and mixed italian herbs ...

... topped with spring onions and peeled clementines ...

... followed by a pile of sliced bananananans soaked in lemon juice ...

.... and shredded mint leaves ...

... sealed in foil and baked for 30 mins ...

... or so ...

.... till it magically transforms into ....

... dodgy looking ...

... Leopard Banana and Clementine Cod!

Served with some express salad and garlic bread as sides.

Turned out pretty good.

Penned down into my mental list of can-try-again-somedays.

Oh.. and I saw this down at Manchester a couple of week back. Can't help but laugh.


Don't worry... have soome FUK   U chicken from Thailand!

(those are boxes of instant noodles by the way, not stowaways)


At August 11, 2006 10:52 am, Anonymous ronlim said...

welcome back.

At August 14, 2006 2:16 pm, Blogger Bengster said...

not coming back to Malaysia?

At August 14, 2006 6:04 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

ron: it's good to be back :)

RobbieBeng: no plans to move back home just yet. Hoping for a chance to go home for holidays soon though.


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