I’ve been skipping breakfast the past weekend. In fact, it was so late that by the time I wanted to have brunch, it was already past lunch time and I feel embarrassed to even call it brunch.
This was my late lunch on Sunday.
Had this in Secret Recipe. It was RM 21 + GST. I made the mistake of not closely scrutinizing the price before ordering. If I have noticed it was over RM 20, I would probably not have ordered it. The mac and cheese part was alright, but I thought the prawns were… let’s just say the RM 15.90 Aglio Olio from James Foo is more value for money.
While I was contemplating on reminding myself to be more careful with reading the menu in the future, I remembered a certain blog post, so I ordered another piece of cake as dessert, rather spontaneously.
This was breakfast + lunch combined anyway, so it’s fine, right? Right??
I have to say the Black Forest is my most most most favoritest-test-test cake ever. I guess this has got something to do with my childhood. You know, when I was a kid, most of the time the birthday cakes that I got to eat were either Chocolate cakes or Vanilla cakes with fruit toppings (basically those normal and boring cakes) from either the pasar or those local Chinese bakeries.
I never really connected with those cakes. Now that I think about it, maybe that was one of the reasons why I never really enjoyed birthdays, including my own. For quite awhile, my favorite cake was the pandan layer. It was actually my mom’s favorite, but it was better than those boring cakes, so it became my favorite too.
Then one day, on a birthday evening (I forgot whose birthday, was it mine or my sister’s?), the parents brought back a cake with a fancy box and said it was something new and expensive. When I saw the cake, I was disappointed to find myself staring at another chocolate cake.
But when I finally got a slice of it after all the mandatory song singing and candle blowing and whatnot, I saw pieces of cherry within the cream layers of the chocolate cake. I quickly scooped a spoonful into my mouth and OH MY GAWDDDD!!! THIS IS SO FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!!
Today, I could easily find lots of exotic and gourmet and expensive cakes that would make the Black Forest cake look like McDonald’s. But my mind will always remember that first divine mouthful. No other expensive cakes have ever connected with me on such an awesomely incredible level. So, the Black Forest is still, and probably will forever be, my most most most favoritest-test-test cake of all time.
I just wrote 400 words on a piece of cake. What the hell. My mojo is finally back, I think. 😀