Monday, October 18, 2004

The Somewhat Simple Thing

Tea. Not your usual Earl Grey-Starbucks-based tea, but good old plain Boh — cheaper, but harder to get, especially when you were in London.

Currypuffs. The maid, who has been in the family since I was six months old, always makes them for Ramadhan. She knows what I like, so she adds more beef than usual.

Some really expensive-but-tasty kuih my maid got from Bangsar. The kuih keladi was exquisite.

Fish fingers. Baked beans.

It isn't much, but it's always the simple things that you missed the most. I said it once, and I'll say it again — I'm glad I'm home.

Blogger Pick Yin said...

Baked beans!!

8:32 PM  
Blogger T-Boy said...

Yep. Nothing satisfies like a bowl of baked beans and fish fingers.

Nothing gives as much gas as the former, to tell you the truth. Mmm flatulence. |-)

5:28 AM  
Blogger HANI said...

Me want Wan's currypuffs! Waah!!!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Rajan said...

I never really liked Earl Gray. It's too... English, I guess. But I never tasted Starbucks before. Heck, never been into one except once last month applying for a job (have to work for a minimum of 6 months? WTF?). Been once to Coffee Bean, had vouchers. Bought Gloria-Jean (if I got the name correctly) ice blended once - it was a buy one free one offer at Megamall.

Starbucks are for rich, spoilt, college kids. And rich yuppies. And wannabes.

3:11 PM  
Blogger hyelbaine said...

I guess its ok to have your mocha's and stuff once in awhile but everyday is really too much in my books. I'd take the mamak's tea over your starbuck's and coffee bean's anytime ;)

Cheers!!! :D

7:24 PM  
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7:31 PM  
Blogger T-Boy said...

“Starbucks are for rich, spoilt, college kids. And rich yuppies. And wannabes.”

You forgot poseurs. Poseurs are very important.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Rajan said...

Ahh, yes, posers. Actually, I much rather pay the same amount of money for a teh 'c' tarik or the likes - Starbucks, et al are not in my palate (too rich for my taste). No barista can make any tea (or any drink for that matter) that can beat a genuine Penang mamak teh tarik. Never.

8:54 PM  
Blogger HANI said...

There is no Gloria Jeans at MidValley. The buy one free one offer in MidValley is usually San Francisco Coffee.

And I like cappucino! Which you cannot get at the mamak. They don't have an expresso machine capable of making the foam milk. And I do not except that lame cappucino instant powder milk. I want foam so thick, sugar takes at least ten seconds to fall through.

8:34 PM  

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