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You KNOW it sucked

Yeah, I'm serious

It's nothing to do with formality a more 'relaxed way of living'. I refer to the old colonial vestiges of stodgy, blunt behaviour often taken as 'real' found in people of such a a place and time

Like I said, she commands undeserved respect for this 'realness' - to me, ugliness - as does Winston Churchill

I'm glad I neither come from a background that sees value in such personalities/behaviour, nor from the unfortunate time that made such people proud for being so...unpalatable

Jan 05, 2014
ameotoko in General Topics

Anyone Else Sick of Salmon?

That's a little much...

More realistically, spicy salmon and its ilk exist because of discomfort and unfamiliarity with eating unmolested raw fish, which really is a cross-cultural thing

I know most often it's the 'butter chicken of Japanese food' in the West, but sometimes it's a careful step into introducing oneself to actual sushi as well

There's no monster truck culture here and jump as I will on white diners' preference for this butter chicken claptrap having ruined local Pak restos' focus on actual food....it's not white guys keeping spicy salmon in business, it's really just a lot of people who either don't know, or don't get on with, actual sushi

Jan 05, 2014
ameotoko in General Topics

Anyone Else Sick of Salmon?

Farmed is terrible, would never touch

I am sick of cooked salmon, much agreed.

I don't think I could ever be sick of salmon sushi or sashimi, however (not the low-rent stuff, nor the ghetto varieties such as 'spicy salmon' blah blah)

Jan 05, 2014
ameotoko in General Topics

You KNOW it sucked

Interesting how people find Julia Child admirable

Personally, she has huge airs about her of the old-school, distasteful 'colonialist' mindset

I'm not saying I'm surprised, though, as people hold Winston Churchill, of all people, in such high esteem as well

Being sour and stodgy ≠ admirable personality, outlook on life

Jan 05, 2014
ameotoko in General Topics

Help me identify this Thai sticky rice desert?

Thanks so much everyone! Much appreciated.

Dec 15, 2011
ameotoko in General Topics

Help me identify this Thai sticky rice desert?

Hi all, first-time poster, longtime occasional lurker.

I had this desert in Tokyo, in a Thai Muslim restaurant:

The reason I mention it was a Muslim resto is because I can't find anything like it here in Calgary, and I'm wondering if it's specific to Thai Malays or other Muslim Thais' cuisine.

It's a (warm) bowl of beautiful sticky little rice balls - sweet little rice balls - in milk. The only deserts I've found online and at local Thai places are the sticky rice and mango, with a big piece of (salty) sticky rice plopped in milk with mango slices.

What I had was completely different. It was intensely sticky and chewy - almost marshmallowey - little balls of rice, sweet, with no mangoes in sight.

Anyone have any idea what I'm on about?

Dec 13, 2011
ameotoko in General Topics