Monday, December 31

I wanna hear from you, you and you

Inspired by PY, here is a short questionnaire for all of you =)

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?

2. Favourite dim sum?

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person?

4. American mayo or kewpie?

5. Favourite pizza topping?

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?

9. Favourite foodie movie?

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?

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Here are my answers: 

1. I cannoooot resist mac & cheese, especially those with uber crusty toppings. 

2. It’s a tough fight between the char siew soh, XO fried carrot cake and custard bun with salted yolk. For now, I’m leaning towards custard bun with salted yolk as it is recent discovery. 

3. Though I consume a lot of bread, deep down inside, I’m a ‘rice’ person. 

4. My heart belongs to kewpie and I think the bub is starting to resemble the kewpie doll =S 

5. Favourite pizza topping? Caramelized onions and blue cheese … mmm 

6. Melt in your mouth, orgasmic … but this takes the cake: better than sex. 

7.  Sushi from Sushi Sho by Keiji Nakazawa currently sounds like da ultimato experiences. 

8. Pierre Herme for that OMG moment. 

9. Eat Drink Man Woman 

10. Steamboat… Kidding. I think I will make dumplings (饺子) using my mum’s recipe as dumplings require lots of tender loving care when you make them.

Hope to hear from you in the comment box!

16 comments:

babyduo said...

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
truffle fries...and mac & cheese /opps!

2. Favourite dim sum?
probably char siew su.


3. Are you a bread, rice or noodle person?
noodles please!


4. American mayo or kewpie?
kewpie


5. Favourite pizza topping?
prawns


6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
...awesome? i use it all the time :x


7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
noma? but i'd take restaurant andre.



8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
pierre


9. Favourite food movie?
don't have one


10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Chef Wan, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
cheesy broccoli soup, seafood pasta and a sticky date pudding to finish the meal

Yang said...

1. Mac and cheese. This was a very tough choice but I choose your hubby's mac and cheese over PS Cafe's Truffle fries any day.

2. Siew Mai, always. I gauge Dim Sum standards through this dish.

3. Rice. When I am sad, I think of fried rice and smile. Haha!

4. Kewpie, definitely. Subtle sweetness and the soft light texture sends shiver down my spine.

5. Sausages!!! Especially the processed type. No fresh sausages on pizza for me.

6. "Amazing" but then again, I use it far too often. 2013 I aim to expand my vocabulary. Haha!

7. No idea which but it will definitely serve steak and mac and cheese! haha.

8. Laduree. The unusual flavour combination in PH does not appeal to me.

9. Chocolat. Chocolate and Johnny Depp (at his hottest). Need I say more?

10. Anything. As long as it is their favourite food, I will master it. I want them to eat it at a restaurant then turn to me and say "yours is better". LOL

muchadoabouteating said...

So fun hee :)

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
Mac & cheese because I got to know it first. Laced with truffle salt can?

2. Favourite dim sum?
Difficult question. I love tim sum as a package.

3. Are you a bread, rice or noodle person?
Rice, to the extent curry sellers at coffee shops will give me rice instead of french loaf without asking.

4. American mayo or kewpie?
Kewpie. No compromise.

5. Favourite pizza topping?
Smoked salmon.

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
Read this off an ig account recently "the interactive food at XXX restaurant is so so good". Don't understand. So I guess "interactive food" is rather detestable for now.

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
Huh don't know leh. Guess I will never splurge this much on food and hence will never know where to splurge. I really want to try Bukhara but not sure if it will used up my US$1000.

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
Pierre Herme.

9. Favourite food movie?
Like water for chocolate

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Chef Wan, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
Ayam Kapitan because the someone I love loves it.

Can't wait to read your answers :) you will eventually tell us right?

Saz said...

1. Truffle fries by far!

2. This one's a blank for me.

3. Being a Gemini, I'm both a noodle and a bread person!
Noodles is just comforting for the soul but bread sure lifts the spirit. If I had to choose tho, I'd go for bread because the smell of bread in the oven is heavenly.

4. American mayo despite health advisory warning signs blaring whenever I have any.

5. Non-pickled seaweed.

6. Fusion. Like, really? Isn't cooking all about combining ingredients together?

7. Pit roasted lamb in the desert at night. Preferably middle eastern or Turkish.

8. Never had either. *hint hint*

9. Toss between Julia & Julia and Le Chef. Latter wins because of the French comedy I guess.

10. Bread. The smell filling the kitchen and having an afternoon tea while the world goes by (and the Mediterranean in the distance). Haha.

Ivan said...

1. Mac & Cheese. Truffle oil these days are mostly synthetic.

2. Wu Kok. Crispy sweetness wrapped around savory porky goodness.

3. Bread, because of butter and versatility. Noodles come a close second.

4. Kewpie. For savory items because the sour tang cuts through beautifully.

5. Mushrooms and/or the Quattro Formaggi.

6. Not really detest but anything by http://www.hisfoodblog.com/ and http://www.gourmetestorie.com/ is cliche.

7. Probably Liu Yuan Pavilion on Lockhart Road, Hong Kong. Or Momofuku.

8. Neither. It's over-rated by women who can't bake.

9. Eat Drink Man Woman (the Lee Ang version)

10. Uni Pasta.

ice said...

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
None. Tater tots but I'll make do with Macs' hashbrown.

2. Favourite dim sum?
Definitely char siew sor. And this kickass siew mai from a particular kopitiam stall near my house. With lingham chili pls.

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person?
I am a bread whore. But I like them soft. ;)

4. American mayo or kewpie?
None.

5. Favourite pizza topping?
Pineapple & ham!

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
"XXX gives it the OOMPH!" wth is oomph.


7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
Sukiyabashi Jiro. Then I can eat it 2X and have extra cash to spare haha.

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
PH must I say more.

9. Favourite foodie movie?
None.

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
I want the person to cook for me, not the other way round. But if I must, it'd be my adobo which I'm very proud of. And ter ka slurps.

Anonymous said...

I'm a silent reader but this is fun!

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
Mac & cheese!! I'd take (well-salted) potato wedges over fries any day.

2. Favourite dim sum?
Those runny, molten custard buns!

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person?
It's a tie between noodles and bread. But I can never resist a slice of freshly toasted bread with good butter.

4. American mayo or kewpie?
KEWPIE!

5. Favourite pizza topping?
Pineapple. Lol.

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
Orgasmic! Chocolate is orgasmic. Anything that flows is orgasmic. Please define orgasmic.

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
Anything in Japan! Momofuku!

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
Pierre Herme! Rose & chocolatflavor pls!

9. Favourite foodie movie?
Does Jiro Dreams of Sushi count?

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
Chinese soup! Love how simple ingredients can come together in such an amazing way after a few hours on the stove.

S

Zee said...

Hi my dear! My thoughts...

1. Mac and cheese or truffle fries? A truly painful choice this would be...! If I cannot say both, I'll have to go with truffle fries. Crunch, oil, umami-ness, salt... Oh yes. Yes please.

2. Favourite dim sum? Char siew sou - especially those at Imperial Treasure Teochew. Buttery, salty-sweet, fatty, yet crisp and flaky.

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person? NOODLE! ... But you knew that, xiao ;-)

4. American mayo or kewpie? Kewpie. Wouldn't get sick of it as fast. I must declare though that I love mayo like a baby loves his security "di-lam" (baby bolster in Hokkien slang). Very good for alleviating sadness.

5. Favourite pizza topping? Good mozzarella, loads of fresh basil, good tomato sauce, salami, spicy red chilli. Simple does it.

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche? Can't think of one, really. I suppose sweepingly I detest vagueness in reviews. "Good", "tasty", "okay" are rather uninformative descriptions that don't help. Constructive, plis.

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)? The now-defunct El Bulli, or Noma.

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme? Laduree. But only because I haven't had Pierre Herme.

9. Favourite foodie movie? Ratatouille! Heh heh.

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)? Italian, I think - wood-fired pizzas cos it's Marc's and my dad's favorite. Pasta, because my search for The Perfect Bowl of Pasta continues. If I could make my own, that would certainly shortcut things! Now, if only. Sigh :-)

happy 2013 to all! Have a flavorful, inspiring and varied 2013 :-)

Cavalock said...

Happy New Year!

1. Truffle fries cos i have yet to have a decent mac and cheese from these here parts

2. Siew mai. Boring i know but its something i been having since i was kid so i guess its like comfort food

3. That actually depends if its breakfast, lunch or dinner. But generally I'll go for rice (but not for breakfast!)

4. Kewpie cos i believe its a little sweeter

5. Tomatoes

6. Geez, u asking a guy who used to work in media bout cliches...er..but honestly, none comes to mind right now

7. I'm looking at Kobe, Japan for the beef cos i have yet to try that. And the rest of the $1,000 would probably go into a nice ritzy hotel room too

8. Now i know you are not gonna believe this when i (and others) say that i prefer the macarons that are coming outta my kitchen (but not by me) more than L or PH. ;)

9. Ratatouille

10. Well, i need to find out what the person's fav dish is. But i'm thinking probably a dessert or pastry dish, maybe even a traditional one cos those usually take longer n thats always the best way to show yr luv

sooks said...

Happy New Year! Here's mine..

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
Mac & cheese (make that cheese bubbling please!)

2. Favourite dim sum?
Har Gow

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person?
I love all 3 but I think as much as I love kway teow.. I always feel the need for a bowl of rice (with lots of gravy please).

4. American mayo or kewpie?
Kewpie - makes everything more delicious!

5. Favourite pizza topping?
Pepperoni and cheese!

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
'Beaaauuuuutifuuulll' - I hear it used too many times watching the telly and overhearing diners in Sydney. What do you mean people?!

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
Tables at Brooklyn Fare in NYC. I'd be left with some money to go shopping after!

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
Pierre Herme for the more interesting flavours. However, I'd take his raspberry croissant over the macarons anytime.

9. Favourite foodie movie?
I was pretty inspired by Jiro Dreams of Sushi lately but that's a documentary.

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
A perfect lemon tart. :)

Bern said...

hahaa, i'm joining in the fun too!

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
truffle fries, hands down.

2. Favourite dim sum?
steamed rice rolls with prawns please

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person?
whoa tough one, i love all carbs...rice, i think

4. American mayo or kewpie?
i hate mayo, so kewpie wins by default (going to google that now)

5. Favourite pizza topping?
parma ham

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
yummylicious, even if i use it too! hahaa!

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
a meal for 2 cooked by a private chef and personal butler in luxury yacht while dolphins splash about alongside

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
erm, haven't tried both and yet heard so much abt both, so NA

9. Favourite foodie movie?
Chocolat, it made me crave chocolate even though i'm not a chocolate fan!

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
a full kaiseki meal

Bern said...

happy new year btw!

Lady J said...

Wow... Hope I'm not too late.. here goes my answers:

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
Mac & Cheese! Bonus if it's a Truffle Mac & Cheese!

2. Favourite dim sum?
Siew Mai. That's my comfort food.. whenever I feel stressed at work, I crave for Siew Mai. Strange huh?

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person?
Noodle person! Bee Hoon, Mee Tak Mak or Soba/Udon.

4. American mayo or kewpie?
Kewpie! I'm a sucker for packaging.

5. Favourite pizza topping?
Hmm... Truffles, Prosciutto Ham, Portobello Mushroom and Cheese. Oops.. did you just ask for one topping? ;p

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
Can't think of any off-hand. I think I'm guilty of using these cliche terms like 'mind-blowing'.. time to expand my vocab.

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
Sushi Jiro and The Fat Duck.

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
Pierre Herme wins hands-down for me.

9. Favourite foodie movie?
None actually.

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
Foie Gras Ravioli with Poached egg and white truffle. Plus a salted caramel souffle.

yixiao said...

Really enjoy reading all of your answers!

Shihui said...

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
Mac and cheese -- gruyere, white cheddar, sharp cheddar, provolone, fontina. I want it soft, stinky, nutty, stringy, melty... and... and... *ahem* ok I'll stop now.

2. Favourite dim sum?
Panfried XO rice rolls or carrot cake. Also: salted egg yolk custard buns.

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person?
Bread. From chewy dark German brot to soft white Japanese pullman loaves. Goes with anything. In the words of Nigel Slater (Toast), "It is impossible not to love someone who makes toast for you. People's failings...fall into insignificance as your teeth break through the rough, toasted crust and sink into the doughy cushion of white bread underneath. Once the warm, salty butter has hit your tongue, you are smitten. Putty in their hands." :)

4. American mayo or kewpie?
Kewpie. Hello, how cute is the name?! Besides, I really like that cloying feel. :P

5. Favourite pizza topping?
4 cheese. Smoked salmon + capers + raw white onion works too.

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
"decadent", "sinful"

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
I'd go to Shopsins in NYC and order as many items on the menu as possible. No dress code, no manners. Just 900+ items and me. :D

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
Never tried either! :O I'd try PH over L since I've read/heard it's better. My favourite pastry by far would be the kouign-amann.

9. Favourite foodie movie?
Udon. I watched it on a flight to Japan and LOL-ed til my Japanese neighbours got a bit put off. :X

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
Kaya-butter toast, soft boiled eggs, sock tea/coffee. Yakun style. You have to pay attention to timing and detail. It's not something you could put aside in the oven/stove and leave to cook. :)

Shihui (@astyrred)

Cheryl said...

Hey babe, here are my answers! This is fun :)

1. Mac & cheese or truffle fries?
Truffle fries

2. Favourite dim sum?
XIao Long Bao. I love eating them in one bite. The soup that bursts through, mmm, yummy.

3. Are you a 'bread', 'rice' or 'noodle' person?
Definitely bread. Rustic dark rye, rocks my socks.

4. American mayo or kewpie?
Kewpie!!! Tastiest mayo I've ever had.

5. Favourite pizza topping?
Prosciutto!

6. What is the one food description you detest or find most cliche?
Haha. Sometimes when I lazy, I use them too. But what I cannot stand when a person repeatedly describes food as if he/she wants to make love to it. Yuck.

7. Where would you go for a meal if you had USD$1000 to splurge on (could be anywhere in the world)?
The Fat Duck. Huge fan of Heston Blumenthal. He's my culinary hero. Have you seen who he makes his blackforest cake? The most perfect one I've ever seen!

8. Macarons from Laduree or Pierre Herme?
Laduree! I really think they taste better than PH. Personal preference.

9. Favourite foodie movie?
Julie & Julia. Can I add another one? Chocolat. The first foodie movie I watched is another of my fav. Hello, it features chocolate, my favouritest ingredient in the world ;p

10. What would you cook for someone you love (assuming you have the culinary prowess of Julia Child, Joel Robuchon, Nigella Lawson etc)?
A 5 course meal of my dad's Peranakan repertoire (once i've mastered it of course) - Ayam Buah Keluak, Babi Pongteh, Assam Pedas Udang, Kong Ba. Dessert I will make the crispest Belgian waffles topped with home-made chocolate maple bacon ice-cream!

xo,
Cheryl