A pie, a puff and a plate of chicken rice
I had the day off last Friday, which I spent at uni. I still have some work to do on the PhD thesis. I’m not going to elaborate, so please don’t ask about it. I’m only mentioning where I was to put the food into some sort of context.
I started my day with a chicken and vegetable pie from Aroma for breakfast. I used to eat these all the time.
The pie seemed even better than I remembered. After my first couple of bites, it was clear it was chockers with filling.
Halfway through the pie I was compelled to take the camera out again and take this shot: chunky pieces of tender chicken, peas, corn kernels and carrot in a delicious peppery gravy, enclosed in pastry. This is why I love a good pie for breakfast.
I started lunch with a curry puff (AU$1.70) from the Wok Inn …
…followed by Hainan chicken rice (AU$6.60). Sorry, no innards shot of the curry puff. I was starving and pretty much inhaled it.
I’d been dreaming about this chicken rice for weeks now, since I asked my boss if I could take this day off. And it was just as I remembered. I poured soy sauce over the steamed chicken before tucking in, just as I always used to. The chicken rice was chickeny and garlicky in flavour. The gingery chilli sauce was delicious spread over the soy-splashed chicken. It was bone-suckingly, plate-lickingly good. Yes, I sucked on the chicken bones. No, I didn’t lick the plate. Yes, I thought about licking the plate. If only I’d been all alone…
The soup was quite salty and white peppery, but really hit the spot. Chicken broth is such a tasty liquid. I could’ve licked the bowl clean too. No, I didn’t lick the bowl clean, but I lifted it up to my lips and drank mightily. Spoons are civilised but so inefficient when you’re starving.
The food I ate was the best part of an otherwise dull day off spent mostly in the library. Thank goodness for the food.