So after a certain trip the week before, here is Miss Hoggy, finds herself craving (not like super craving, just a normal craving) for some home cook Chinese meals. Thus, she finally broke open her Asian Instant Noodles stash and cook them to kind of satisfy the inner Chinese-meal craving. But it wasn’t enough. Sorry, MSG and powder flavouring. What can she do then?
Epiphany struck. A light bulb went off. She can cook a Chinese meal for her host family. Benefit came in two-fold.
- Cultural exchange. Her family has never eaten proper Chinese meals before.
- Tummy. The Asian tummy was tantalised by the Turkish pilaf, so some proper cooked Asian rice is needed, asap.
- Health. I don’t want to die eating Asian Instant Noodles?
Okay, three-fold, but what the heck? So she went on and start to plan this epic day, and thought let’s make this into a simple affair. Like Chicken Rice kind of affair. However, troubles ahead and she didn’t see it coming.
There’s no such thing as Ginger, Soy sauce and Sesame oil in Kutaisi. More like, they’re unheard of here. Even Oppa Gangnam Style is more popular than these Chinese lot.
So improvisation and quick thinking, it is.
Next post, the improvised recipe.