For a long time i have wanted to write a mouth watering post...nah, don't expect me to wallow over Sunny Leone and her biography or geography. All i want to talk here is FOOD! Plain..food. I discovered i was a foodie only yesterday...no, last year? Few years ago? After my marriage? Before my wedding? When i landed in a hostel? Before i was in the hostel? After i was born? Before i was born? Yes!!! Before i was born. Mommy used to say how much she loved to taste idlis and chilli chutney for the sake of her unborn daughter.
And the daughter she bore hates idlis so much that she would murder anyone who came within a mile radius with a plate of idlis. And whoever invented upma has to be dusted with chilli powder and pepper powder and roasted alive in a tandoor! That thing called 'bread' is something i dread. So how to tickle the taste buds when you get a variety of food on your table? Here are some specials that you ought not to miss tasting in your life...
Macaroons of Tuticorin...the very thought of them make me drool. Made of delicate cashews and soft egg white, the delicacy just melts in your mouth. A sinful temptation that i indulge in which never ceases to amuse people around me. I say...just this last one and go on munching them, every piece being christened the 'last piece'! Try Ganesh bakery or Dhanalakshmi bakery of Tuticorin and dive into the goodie :)
Choco truffle of Cake walk, Chennai. Our family loves great food, especially great desserts. Born with a sweet tooth, we relish food. And man, there are so many many specials i would like to remember now. Cake walk Egmore produces the best choco truffle cake which just melts down your mouth in a soft chocolaty flavor that remains in your senses for almost a day..and it is pure fun to covet it from the fridge, digging into it at the middle of the night, unseen by anyone!
Muscoth Halwa from Mudalur... i bet you haven't heard of it. The delicacy has its roots from Ceylon, a rice flour halwa with flavour of coconut milk and taste of heaven. AJJ brand have popularised it, if you ever get hold of the pretty damsel in red and blue, just don't let her go. It is sinfully tasty! When it is shared with your cousins, God lives in halwa;)
Fruit biscuits of Karachi bakery have joined the list recently, introduced by one of my uncles from Hyderabad. The crunchy biscuits dipped in vanilla scent, the dry fruits that you bite into and the cashews that have a hint of vanilla flavor...i am drooling now! Thanks to my uncle who had it couriered to me...i will die for it;)
Baklava of Gulf! Anywhere you end up in the Gulf, if you haven't tasted baklava warm from the oven, it is a waste of life;) The multi layered sweet pumped up with roasted nuts and oozing ghee that glides down your tongue with aplomb on winter nights... and the best part is the display of this delicacy in sweet shops. One glance and you will fall for it- lock, stock and barrel.
Fried icecream of China town, Chennai...another to kill for dessert. The crisp warm outer layer of batter and when you sink your teeth into it, get ready for the chill ice cream that gushes out...then there is banana fritters with honey of Lydie's opposite Maya Jaal, Chennai, ilaneer payasam of dimora, Trichy, paaku ( arecanut) payasam of Shevaroys, Yercaud...the list just keeps growing...akin to the poor thin soul in a heavy body- me! What are you thinking? Just dig in...eat and be happy! For those who worry about their tummies, there is always tummy tuck pose for pictures and herbalife to tone down;) Who cares how many pounds you weigh anyway???
p.s.: As you all must now be wondering how much i weigh...i am a whopping 79 kgs of fun and frolic!
p.p.s.: Special dedication of this post to my cousins...we fight over the choco truffle and muscoth as if it were Helen of Troy!! Love you all guys and girls;)
p.p.p.s.: " I love to eat" and i wish you'd too, guys;)