Friday, June 30, 2006
Mad about Cow
You know something? I don't really like red meat much. Or at least, it's not my preferred choice of meat. Put a plate of chicken and beef in front of me (cooked of course, haha) and I'd go with chicken anytime.
I actually prefer eating products made from the cows when they're alive. Yes, things like milk, yoghurt, cheese, etc.
You know how useful those ingredients are when baking? Chefs also use it all the time when they cook - therefore I try to appreciate them cows as much as I can. At the risk of sounding evil, I have to admit that my preferences have been tweaked a little. Somehow, my beef consumption has increased. I blame it on all the good noodle dishes that uses beef.
Take for example the famous 237 Geylang Lorong 9 Beef Kway Teow. JF has tried it before and so have my other friends. They've all raved about it but I was never convinced until I tasted it myself for the first time a few days ago. At $5 a plate, it might seem quite steep, but once I bit into the tender beef, I knew then, that it was very much justified. This beef kway teow kinda stands out from the rest. The gravy is thick and tends to be a little on the salty side but it was good. The hor fun (flat rice noodles) was cooked to perfection I think. Even JF agreed. Haha, he actually preferred the noodles to the beef! Funny guy!
By the time I was done with my plate of beef kway teow, I was so full I decided to walk to church for my Catechist meeting that evening. Haha, yea, I kinda walked from Geylang to Kembangan. That's like 3 MRT stops! Madness eh? But it was okay because JF was there with me. It helped that it was kinda breezy. By the time I reached church, I was so tired! But I was happy because I had such a delicious dinner.
Allow me to side-track a little. If you like beef and you like Vietnamese cuisine, and oh if you happen to be an NUS student or living around the area, please do check out the Vietnamese stall at The Terrace (business canteen in NUS). It's awesome! I love their spicy beef stew and the normal pho bo (hope I spelt it right!). Amazing stuff, and cheap too! Great for poor students like me... haha :p