We went grocery shopping last Thursday night, and grabbed some takeaway food for dinner.
We chucked a few laps around the food hall, deciding what to get. Nothing really appealed to Jac – she ended up getting herself a couple of fresh prawn rice paper rolls.
I got myself a Chinese combination of fried rice and stir-fried egg noodles with three different chicken dishes – garlic chicken, chicken and vegetables, and honey chicken. The chicken and vegetables were tasty, but the stars of the combination were the other two chicken dishes. As you can see in the photo, the garlic chicken was studded with little pieces of chopped garlic – lots and lots of it – it was fantastically garlicky. And the sticky sweet coating on the balls of deep-fried battered honey chicken – mmmm, the delicious finger-sucking flavours of “I know this is bad for me but it’s sooooo gooood, why didn’t I get more?!!!” This sort of food isn’t special or amazing by any means, but once in a while it really hits the spot, you know? And when it does, it’s so utterly satisfying – when it’s exactly what you’re craving at the time.
Back home, as I dug into my Chinese takeaway with oohs, aahs and mmms of pleasure, Jac assembled for herself a plate of salad, avocado, pickled onions and sweet gherkins, brie cheese and cold sliced roast pork – rice paper rolls on their own just weren’t enough for dinner. :)