Phong Hong the cooking and baking expert said: “I wonder what is the first dish you will cook in the kitchen.”
When I read that comment, I quickly ran out of the room to the kitchen to cook my first dish…
Nah, just kidding. I actually cooked this for breakfast this morning before going back to the office. Yes, when everyone else is either sleeping or running the Penang Bridge Marathon, I was perfoming the laborious task of cooking breakfast. And yes, I had to go to work today, on a freakin’ Sunday.
I wanted to cook something simple yet special. I decided to make a soup that I have only ever had in America. Maybe I’m jakun, but I have never seen this soup being sold in Malaysia. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with: EGG DROP SOUP!
. . . . . . . . . . . . *bring out the crows?*
What? It’s true! To me, this is something that I have only ever tasted in Chinese restaurants in America! They usually offer this soup, or sweet and sour soup, or wanton skin soup as starter. It’s an exotic dish!
Okay okay, boring, isn’t it? Let me add some stuff into the soup. A tomato or two, maybe? And instead of salt, perhaps I should season it with miso paste?
I needed the breakfast to be filling, an egg with 2 tomatoes are hardly going to cut it. So I also boiled some of the pasta and poured my soup all over it. Now that’s breakfast.
LOL! Sorry to disappoint you guys. I have actually been busy this weekend. I was supposed to do grocery shopping yesterday, but I spent the time watching a movie in the cinema instead. The only things I have are whatever I brought over from the old place: 6 eggs, 2 tomatoes, and half a container of pasta. That’s about it.
I know my eggs and pasta are still edible because I can see their expiry date. The fresh tomatoes I was not too sure, because they are already 2 weeks old. That’s hardly fresh, is it? Well, I employed a rather scientific way to confirm their edibleness. I used two methods, the visual inspection and the pressure detection. Looked at the tomatoes and they seemed fine. Gave them a gentle squeeze and they didn’t seem soft and mushy on the inside yet. Yeah, they’re still perfectly safe to consume!
I actually haven’t done any grocery shopping yet. Queensbay Mall was bloody crowded, probably due to the marathon thing. The carpark queue was insane from morning until afternoon. And AEON is inside Queensbay Mall.
It is almost 8 PM now as I am posting this. Maybe I should try again. The crowds should have subsided. Since I predict most people today are marathon runners, there should still be some stuff left to buy at the fresh food section.
Yeah, I’m going. Wish me luck! 😉