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Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap


Mar 27, 2011

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OK, I tried to write down what we found in the box. I tried to write down what we ate as we ate it. I tried to keep track while we editied, but there was just no way I could get it right. 

 

This week, we opened a gigantic box sent by our friend and all around cool person Reece. Not only are we mystified by what to do with some of the contents, we eat some too! 

 

It's a thrill ride on this week's Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap! And remember - we eat it, so you don't have to!


reece
six and a half years ago

heh. just eat the pickled onions. and the lychee. :::Grins:::

knalty
six and a half years ago

Oh, one more place where you'll usually see pickled onions: At Com Tam restaurants. Again, as a condiment for your Com tam bi suon cha trung (lit: broken rice with shredded pork, grilled pork chop, steamed pork and egg custard.) Sometimes people will put 'em directly into their nuoc cham, sometimes just pop 'em in their mouth as they eat.

...now that I think about it, one of my Vietnamese food blogs did a post on Com Tam a while back. Here y'go. If you're feeling adventurous, enjoy: http://ravenouscouple.blogspot.com/2009/05/com-tam-suon-bi-cha.html

Deirdre
six and a half years ago

Yes edward gorey did do illustrations on a book which had both defloration and lychee nuts.
http://www.joeydevilla.com/2009/01/10/the-recently-deflowered-girl-1965-illustrated-by-edward-gorey/

knalty
six and a half years ago

Hi, Kevin and Ursula. Those pickled onions? They're a condiment. The one time you will almost absolutely always see pickled or preserved stuff like this is when you're eating plain white rice porridge. Other condiments to go with porridge may include an egg, over-easy and splashed with soy sauce, pickled bamboo shoots in chili oil, this unidentifiable pickled vegetable that isn't kimchi, salted pork floss (an unfortunate name, but basically jerky that's been shredded to its individual fibers, very light and airy. And salty.), and my personal favorite, spicy bean curd. This little setup, (my background would be being ethnically Chinese from Vietnam) usually winds up being eaten for breakfast.

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