Tuesday, March 18, 2014

#2014BloggerChallenge - Favourite Foods

I can't cook. My parents never taught me how to cook, and I don't blame them for my lack of knowledge, but lets just say, I've met guys that cook better than me. I'll start learning how to cook when I move out, haha. Better late than never!

However, since I don't cook, I cannot share recipes with you guys. Instead, for this week's challenge topic, I'll present to you some of my some of my favourite foods!

Sushi
This is a no-brainer! I love, love, love sushi! Seriously, I can live off sushi for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. In July 2011, when I was overseas, I had salmon sashimi nearly everyday because I'm not a fan of Chinese food. And the sushi is expensive in China - for a plate for sashimi, it costs around 50 RMB ($9 CAD, super cheap in Canadian currency!). I love sashimi, tuna/salmon roll and salmon avocado roll... do you see a trend in salmon? Haha.

Bonus fact: I hate California rolls... I don't know how people can stand eating that.

Alcohol
I'm a social drinker. I stopped drinking vodka since 2012 so you're most likely to catch me with a beer in hand instead. The only time I'll ever consume vodka is probably shots or jager bombs. 

Bonus fact: I've been drinking for about ~7-8 years and I have developed NO tolerance to alcohol... so, if you think you know someone's that is a "lightweight", well.. I'm a feather weight, or a 'one shot wonder', haha. However, there's a silver lining in this situation: I (or men) spend only very little on drinks for me! I'm a money saver!

Chicken
Who doesn't love chicken?! I love chicken wings (especially roasted red pepper flavour!), and BBQ chicken from Urban Fare. Honestly, I think I paying someone's paycheque at Wings or Urban Fare.

Bonus fact: I love chicken, fried or not, but I hate KFC and Church's Chicken. Last year, I decided to eat Church's because I had a coupon, and I nearly threw up after that meal. A friend also had Church's a few months ago and ended up having a chicken's brain in her meal.. that's disgusting!

Cultural
I love the fact that Vancouver is a city where you can taste the world from your backyard. Aside from sushi, I love Japanese oysters (baked or raw). My mum and I can feast on that like crazy. I also love Indian food (duuuuuuuur!), especially dosas, butter chicken, naans, and Indian snacks like Bhel Puri, Parle-G biscuits and Indian sweets.

Bonus fact: I love the Indian cuisine (especially Punjabi cuisine), but I'm not a big fan of samosas...

Snacks
I'm a lover of junk food - in fact, my body is probably 90% junk than healthy food... I know, that sounds extremely bad and save your judgement, I don't wanna hear it (but I am working on improving it!). My Instagram is finnandfriendsgoldfishes... which is named after Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers... holy crap, I don't know how anyone can hate these crackers. I also love potato chips, and Smarties McFlurries! My favourite chocolates are Hersey Cookies n Creme and Bueno bars.

Bonus fact: Despite the amount of chocolates and candies I eat, I have yet to get a cavity! (Knock on wood!).

Do we share any favourite foods? If not, let me know your favourite food and hopefully, I'll be openminded enough to try it out :P

9 comments:

  1. My instagram is @adriculous, mostly shots of food. Speaking of Japanese food, my favorites would be ramen (not the instant ones, I mean the real deal ramen) and okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake/pizza-- but they're so expensive even though they're just street food in Japan!). As for sushi I am not a fan of the California roll as well (and I live in California LOL).

    I am a huge fan of Vietnamese Cuisine as well! (also considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world) Pho, any bun dishes, bahn Xeo, so delish!

    I'm really picky with snacks, and I like chicken and (in occasion) beef. I'm not a huge drinker so I can't say I like alcoholic drinks LOL. But I do love tea. :)

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  2. My brother LOVES pho. Like, pho is the equivalent to sushi in my life, haha. I have a love/hate relationship with pho - it's so rare that I'll want to eat it but when I do eat it, I'm just like "Why am I not eating this often?!"


    I love tea too! But I haven't ventured out to trying all these specialty and exotic teas. I just stick to my plain green tea with no milk or honey. Such a tea noobie :3

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  3. Completely DROOOLING over this post right now. You and I need to be restaurant buddies or something because I love all those!

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  4. I think we have the same taste for food... Haha. Except that how come you don't like KFC? I love that thing to death lol

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  5. The only reason why the California Roll was invented so it can cater to foreign tastes (although a Japanese chef actually invented that roll). Now we've got different kinds of non-traditional sushi in almost every sushi place here. Some are quite delicious, others would be like "WTF is this? LOL XD

    As far as Vietnamese Cuisine goes, I still have yet to try their Bun Bo Hue, but I'm a chicken when it comes to exotic spicy dishes, so yeah LOL. Because I love pho as well, I do get picky with pho whenever I visit a Vietnamese Restaurant to have my fix LOL.

    As far as teas go, I actually discover the "non-common/exotic teas" by going to the tea shops. We have plenty of them here in my area alone (and it's not even a major city like San Francisco or anything). Mostly Chinese specialty teas though. :)

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  6. I went to David's Tea a few years back and people were smelling tea leaves and a few smelled great but in the back of my mind, I'm just like...'why are you smelling leaves when it probably doesn't even taste like the smell?!' and perhaps it was the leaves that I chose, but the scent wasn't the same as the taste. Haven't been back to a tea place since that encounter; I feel way too overwhelmed and stupid in that store :(

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  7. I am all down for restaurant buddies! I'm pretty sure I'm paying someone's paycheque at a few of my favourite restaurants. I love how some recognize me and my order but at the same time, I feel so embarrassed that I come this often for them to remember me.

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  8. Really, you love KFC?! I feel so disgusted by all the oil which is ironic because I'm probably the unhealthiest person alive but there's something disgusting about KFC's cooking process... maybe, they cook it differently in Germany (I didn't even know you guys had KFC!)?

    I remember eating KFC in China and that was delicious but I can't say the same for Canadian KFC :(

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  9. Hmm maybe, because my German friend commented that KFC in Germany is better compared to the one in the U.S. (I don't know if the U.S. and Canada have the same distribution channel though) because the one in the U.S. is more greasy. I saw no difference though hahaha.

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