chicken rice

i met a good friend yesterday to exchange christmas gifts (christmas presents in march are always welcome. he.he.) and we decided to eat at banana leaf because i’ve been hankering for hainanese chicken rice for months now. she was supposed to give me some pointers on photography (she said our blog deserves better pictures, she’s a lawyer so i guess that’s a nice way of saying my photos are horrendous, ha.ha.) and i was supposed to bring my camera. guess what, i forgot to bring it. ha.ha. we used her point-and-shoot cam (aka phone) instead.

the chicken was tender, but there was something wrong with the rice. it wasn’t as malinamnam (savory) as i expected it to be, lacking the distinct flavors of coconut milk and pandan. the sambal (chili paste) was good though, and sort of saved the dish for me.

we had some of your favorites, kropek and spring rolls πŸ˜€ the codfish in spicy garlic was good, too.

dessert was at gelatissimo cafe, which as the name implies serves gelato and coffee. we talked about natural foods and my road to health while i was wolfing down two scoops of ice cream πŸ˜€ (she’s on a lenten penance so she didn’t have any, i guess i had to eat her share, so as not to disappoint the cows who labored hard to provide the cream.) πŸ˜›

*photo credits to my friend A πŸ™‚


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Guagua Girl says:

    LOL, you're not the only one who got a christmas present in march. my cousin kept forgetting to give me a gift sent by a friend. finally got it two weeks ago, LOL!

    please thank your friend A for me. these photos are gorgeous! and they were taken by a cellphone camera?!?! wow!!! very nice composition. yeah, better get more tips from her πŸ˜‰ and i had to laugh at your excuse for getting two scoops of ice cream πŸ˜€

    that chicken really looks good, and that codfish looks mouthwatering.


  2. Betis Boy says:

    ha.ha. i can think up the worst excuses when it comes to food πŸ™‚

    yup, i'll send her your thanks too πŸ™‚


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