February 9, 2007

delectable


Yau Char Kway, a deep fried pastry of Chinese origin. Made of flour, and a spinkle of rice flour to make it crunchy. They come in several variations. Plain, wrapped with glutinous rice, cinnamon-centered or sugared sesame seeds. Butterfly-, round-, oval-shaped and is a typical breakfast choice. Fried in a huge vat of fat. Eaten as is or dipped in thick, black coffee. In Dim Sum parlours, it is sliced thinly, re-fried and sprinkled over porridge.

Damn it, this post is making me very hungry.

20 Comments:

Blogger Dsole said...

Me too!! That's a great shot, Edwin!
I like it very much!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Currently I am immersed in Mexican food, but this looks wonderful. I especially enjoy the portrait.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

Hummm cela ouvre l'appetit, ce qui tombe bien, bientot 12h30 l'heure du repas bien merité ;o).
Belle photo.
Je te souhaite un bon week end


Hummm that opens the appetite, which falls well, soon 12h30 the hour of the well deserved meal; O). Beautiful photograph. I wish you a good week end

7:09 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

OOOoh, a delectable shot. I think I prefer the character of the woman to th food though - sorry!

7:40 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

*evil* .. i'll have to look for the recipe somewhere :p

7:52 PM  
Blogger Rafleesia said...

Good shot. You've got everyone hungry.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Oya said...

I like food pictures a lot...

10:44 PM  
Blogger Thiên said...

Hi there, Edwin! I really like the photo but I LOVE the treat. We have it with porridge usually but I have not found it in San Antonio yet. I like it plain with chicken porridge. YUM!

11:45 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Looks yummy!! I had the ones sprinkled on porridge at dim sum restaurants.

1:03 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Oooo sounds delectable. Save me some. I think I'll dip it in some coffee thanks.

2:31 AM  
Anonymous ruth said...

I want some. I'm such a glutton for fried food.

5:14 AM  
Blogger Ioanna said...

Looked delicius! And I like this lady very much! Nice shot! :)

5:48 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Yum, yum. I started salivating as you described this treat! I think I would like the sweet version with the sugared sesame seeds. Seeing her concentration and her older hands at work reminds me of my grandma.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

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7:14 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

THANKS MY DEAREST PODDY!!!

A bit of flour in a vat of fat gets everyone going, doesn't it?

12:05 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

OK, time to head to the kitchen :)

1:29 PM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

i love the 'butterflies' youtiao. and the normal ones, lots of it in my rojak!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

I love the portrait and the description of the food. Next time you come to Sydney will you bring me some? But maybe they're to be eaten on the spot?

9:05 PM  
Blogger dijah said...

nice..
my mouth is watering now!!
hahahahaha

9:07 AM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

What a fantastic photo!

4:53 PM  

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