Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Meals in Houston

Everything in Houston or Texas is huge. The vehicles, the buildings, the people, the boobs (average more than G cup!) and the food. All the dishes are big that you can never finish them and you can never enjoy a full course meal with appetizer, main course and dessert. I was trained to finish all the food and not to waste since kid, this is one of the reasons I don't really enjoy eating here.

However, there are still few occasions I found good food which I am going to blog them all-in-one in this post.

Let's start with the strawberry...


This is not the food from restaurant but WalMart. It's now the strawberry harvest season. The strawberries are huge...


It's as big as a teabag. Look at how red it's...


Yummy sweet and juicy, totally different from the strawberries I had in Malaysia.

Now get onto the seafood. Beside bacon, this is the other American food that I really enjoy in Houston and don't want to miss every time I fly here...


The fresh lobster from the aquarium. Plain steam it to taste the freshness...


Awesome! But also awesome in cholesterol. :(

After a week in the States, I started to crave for spicy food. Everything here is sweet and salty only, most Americans are not into hot and spicy stuff or they can't even take it. This fact was admitted by few of the Houston peers who just returned from Malaysia, they just amazed with how I (and other Malaysians) who have tough tounge to eat hot stuff like cili padi and wasabi. They even attempted to find the hottest food they have in the States to challenge my insult to them (can't take hot stuff). Hehe... I will briefly blog about it later. Back to the topic, visit to an Americanized Thai restaurant doesn't mean you would get hot and spicy Tom Yam soup, visit to a Chinese restaurant does not mean you would get cili padi and hot chili in your "Gong Bao Chicken". But I was damn excited to discover an India restaurant along Chimney Rock Road near to Galleria. The food is still very authentic as if you are eating in Malaysia's (or India's) Indian restaurant, and even better than that! First, the naan...


It's much better than any average Indian restaurant or mamak and comparable to Sri Murni's special naan in SS2. Same goes to the Nasi Briyani...


And the lamb curry is real hot like the kari kambing in Malaysia...


Not to forget the tandoori lamb chop...


One of its kind. I never had tandoori lamb chop before and it tastes better than tandoori chicken we typically get in Malaysia. This restaurant just made me feel homie.

Nevertheless, I still think that we can cook better than those in the States simply because we know how to use different spices to come out different dishes with similar ingredients, but sometimes they beat us because restaurants in Malaysia tend to use low grade material to cook the same thing. Additionally, we are creative than them in cooking. For instance, all of them who travelled to Malaysia still can't accept the ABC Air Batu Campur as dessert, they keep on saying eating vegetables (peanuts, red beans etc) as dessert is unacceptable. Funny huh?

With one exception, they beat us in dessert. It comes to the extent that I only order dessert for my meal, no appetizer no main course. Hehe...

Look at this chocolate bag...


Chocolate bag with ice creams in it. The taste just like the look, gorgeous!

That's all about the meals I have in Houston. Just only few special one, the rest of the days I just have no appetite to enjoy with tonnes of works, kinda like fill-stomach task without really appreciate the food.

No matter how I still miss my Bah Kut Teh!! Another few hours to go!!!!