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On 3/6/2021 at 2:42 AM, Keyrock said:

I'm visiting my parents. We went to a sushi restaurant. Everything was good but the star of the show was the unagi temaki (eel hand roll). It was spectacular. I didn't even use any sauce with it, it was perfect with'  out anything added.

I love Sushi and I remember the first time I ate Sushi was also during  that  "gastronomic epiphany " time period about 15-20 years ago when I first move to JHB

We went to this well know Japanese theme restaurant called " Codfathers " , I ordered a plate of sushi for the first time  and even though I didnt know how to use the chopsticks I enjoyed my first taste. I didnt know what the purpose and etiquette of the ginger, soy sauce and wasabi was and I assumed the wasabi was a dipping sauce of some kind. So I smothered one piece of sushi and put it in my mouth ....🌶️🌶️

It was the hottest and most uncomfortable experience, at the time, of my life. My nose started running uncontrollably and I literally rushed to the toilet to try to cool myself down. But I learnt my lesson....wasabi is not  quite like barbeque sauce  that you smother your food with :grin:

 

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9 hours ago, Keyrock said:

Wasabi will clear up your sinuses. :lol:

Oh yes, QFT :lol:

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9 hours ago, ComradeMaster said:

Carbohydrates are evil, only intake enough to keep your body functioning properly.

About the only food philosophy and "eating" advice I have.

I blame China for all the Carbs we eat, I am convinced its a plot from the CCP to destroy  the Capitalist system. Think about it Comrade, it makes sense because the Chinese eat lots of noodles and that is Carbohydrates and they export noodles to places like the USA....and this leads to bad eating habits that lead to health problems like obesity and diabetes 

Sometimes you need to go down the rabbit hole to understand the truth !!!!!!

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

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Perhaps, but the Chinese people know moderation and Americans do not, so do you blame them for using it for a geopolitical advantage?

But seriously, carbohydrates are like capitalism and protein and veggies are socialism, you to gravitate from the former to the latter not the other way around.

Almost forgot, drink lots of water!

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1 hour ago, BruceVC said:

I blame China for all the Carbs we eat, I am convinced its a plot from the CCP to destroy  the Capitalist system. Think about it Comrade, it makes sense because the Chinese eat lots of noodles and that is Carbohydrates and they export noodles to places like the USA....and this leads to bad eating habits that lead to health problems like obesity and diabetes 

Sometimes you need to go down the rabbit hole to understand the truth !!!!!!

You don't need foreign intervention to bring the US to its knees... the added weight to its citizens by the soft drink companies, overly processed foods manufacturers and junk food franchises will do it for you. Cheaply too ;)

 

Working on my Chicken Massaman process. Almost good now. I do "cheat" and buy a curry paste for the spice mix. Adding stuff like Tamarind Puree and Sugar (i.e. the sweet and sour part), Fish Sauce, diced potato and onion bits and coconut milk. Well, and chicken too. I might try it next time with beef, but I have very little experience with beef that isn't cooked on the BBQ :blush:
 

Edit: Note to self, remember to buy some crushed peanuts to sprinkle over it next time

 

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54 minutes ago, ComradeMaster said:

Perhaps, but the Chinese people know moderation and Americans do not, so do you blame them for using it for a geopolitical advantage?

But seriously, carbohydrates are like capitalism and protein and veggies are socialism, you to gravitate from the former to the latter not the other way around.

Almost forgot, drink lots of water!

You raise a good point around moderation and the degrees of unhealthy consumption that exists in many Western counties and this does have a direct impact on peoples health

And yes, always drink as much water as possible....you see, you and I do agree on certain things ;)

 

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2 minutes ago, Gorth said:

You don't need foreign intervention to bring the US to its knees... the added weight to its citizens by the soft drink companies, overly processed foods manufacturers and junk food franchises will do it for you. Cheaply too ;)

 

Working on my Chicken Massaman process. Almost good now. I do "cheat" and buy a curry paste for the spice mix. Adding stuff like Tamarind Puree and Sugar (i.e. the sweet and sour part), Fish Sauce, diced potato and onion bits and coconut milk. Well, and chicken too. I might try it next time with beef, but I have very little experience with beef that isn't cooked on the BBQ :blush:
 

 

I didnt know what Chicken Massaman was so I looked it up, it looks great. I love all curry's and I like them hot ...like very hot 

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/142055/chicken-massaman-curry/

In SA and especially Durban where I was born we have an established Indian community that came to SA in the 1800's as indentured laborers. Anyway the SA Indian community is  one of our 4 official races and their culture is part of the Durban cultural landscape. So I grew up with lots of Indian takeaways all over the place and got to eat the best curry in the world....Durban Indian curry !!! 🍲🍲

 

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15 minutes ago, BruceVC said:

I didnt know what Chicken Massaman was so I looked it up, it looks great. I love all curry's and I like them hot ...like very hot 

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/142055/chicken-massaman-curry/

In SA and especially Durban where I was born we have an established Indian community that came to SA in the 1800's as indentured laborers. Anyway the SA Indian community is  one of our 4 official races and their culture is part of the Durban cultural landscape. So I grew up with lots of Indian takeaways all over the place and got to eat the best curry in the world....Durban Indian curry !!! 🍲🍲

 

Main difference between the link and what I'm doing seems to be the use of ginger instead of onion 🤔

I might give that a try some day. It was something I picked up when staying in Sydney for a while, an Indian place had it on their menu. Best Indian curry I've had so far wasn't in London, but in Wellington. A place called 'Dawaat' (iirc). Their Chicken Lababdar curry and their fresh made Naan breads (made by the chefs behind a glass screen, spinning them around in the air at times, fresh to order, while you watch them making it).

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4 minutes ago, Gorth said:

Main difference between the link and what I'm doing seems to be the use of ginger instead of onion 🤔

I might give that a try some day. It was something I picked up when staying in Sydney for a while, an Indian place had it on their menu. Best Indian curry I've had so far wasn't in London, but in Wellington. A place called 'Dawaat' (iirc). Their Chicken Lababdar curry and their fresh made Naan breads (made by the chefs behind a glass screen, spinning them around in the air at times, fresh to order, while you watch them making it).

Its a minor distinction and I dont think it will matter much to the overall taste of your curry ?

The UK has a  huge and famous Indian food culture, many famous Indian takeways come from the UK and the UK Indian community or have become mainstream because of this 

Like Chicken Tikka Masala who many say originated in the UK 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_tikka_masala

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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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13 minutes ago, ShadySands said:

Went out for dinner last night and had probably the best beef carpaccio that I've ever had and I also had a pretty good branzino for the main course.

Nice,I didnt know what branzino was but I looked it up. Its a fish, some nice recipes that include it 

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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I am having bake-beans, normal tomato flavor, on toast. I cook it with a friend onion and  hot spices and then add some butter at the end to add some richness

Simple but delicious 

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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Weekend beckons which means its the ideal time for me to treat myself to a nice,  "unhealthy ", hybrid English Breakfast.

As I mentioned in the past I always add different accompaniments to the standard English Breakfast.  Today I am having fried eggs, bacon, toast, fried banana and fried tomato ....damn their seem to be preponderance of the word " fried " :shrugz:  

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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Chicken and waffles 

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Bread and water. 

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The problem isn't carbs per se ... it's all the "bad carbs" as well as over-indulgence and lack of balancing high carb intake with other things.  You can eat a lot of white rice or potatoes as the filler, but balanced with low meat, high vegetable, small/moderate portion size etc. you're going to be fine.  If all you're eating is instant ramen, fatty pork, and sweet rice cakes however, well....yeah.  An unbalanced diet, where ever the imbalance is, tends to not be good for most people in the long run.  Apply that to any cultural diet preferences, really.

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...note: you can have too much salt, fat, sugar, pepper, etc, but imo, there is no such thing as too much garlic.

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Broccoli, spinach and hot sausage

All I use is a microwave, I just cook the sausages for three minutes, drain the grease and chop them up, throw some garlic marinara sauce and some bit of spinach in it, microwave it again for a minute or so, then dump raw broccoli in and mix it up.

Best diet ever!  The only danger here is sodium count could be a bit high.

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7 hours ago, Keyrock said:

^ It would take a veritable mountain of pepper to have too much pepper.

Depends on the pepper.   😛

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18 hours ago, Keyrock said:

^ It would take a veritable mountain of pepper to have too much pepper.

Yes its been both gastronomically  and scientifically proven  that you cannot have enough garlic and as you mentioned it would have to  be mountains of pepper to ever be considered reasonably " too much " 🍗

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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