Monday, April 6, 2009

Tried any new foods lately?

I do not consider myself adventurous when it comes to trying new foods. After spending the last couple of weeks in Hawaii with my daughter and seeing all of the interesting foods she has tried I have to give kudos to her that she is able to do this. I would NEVER be able to eat some of the things she has!

When I went to Brazil a couple of years ago I tried some new foods and I did try some new stuff in Hawaii but my weakness is meat. I'm not a big meat-eater anyway so I get queasy just thinking about putting something in my body that I have no idea where it came from, how it was cleaned, how it was prepared, blech, blech blech....sorry no thank you!

I did try some new things that I really liked though and I am now going to try to find a recipe to make my own or find a store in town that sells International Foods and see if I can purchase some of this stuff. Here's some of my favorites -

Mochi Ice Cream
This is a Japanese confection made from mochi (pulverized sticky rice) with an ice cream filling. Comes in chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, mango and green tea.

Ube Ice Cream
This is a Philippine dessert made from purple yams - delicious!

Mixed Arare
This is a tasty rice snack mixed with soy sauce, sugar, seaweed and sesame seeds. I bought a package of this at Walmart and brought it home for the family to try.

Chicken Musubi
BBQ Chicken wrapped with rice in seaweed - yummy!

Kalua Pig and Cabbage
I was hesitant to try this because I don't normally eat cabbage but since I love pork so much I gave it a taste. I didn't even taste the cabbage - the pork overwhelmed the cabbage - it was wonderful.

Unagi Sushi
This was the worst thing I tried - actually ruined my whole meal. Unagi (I found out after I choked it down) is Japanese for saltwater eel. We had gone out to eat sushi one night and Felicia kept encouraging me try something new instead of my usual sushi favorites I eat at home all the time. I reached over to the rotating sushi carousel and grabbed this because it looked good - boy that was a mistake! After I ate this and watched her choke one down since she said she would try one if I did (LOL) we both got a piece of cheesecake to get this terrible taste out of our mouth. Unagi was eww-icky!

Portuguese Malasadas
My last night there, Felicia said there was one thing we had not tried yet (she had not even bought these yet) and she wanted to go get some. The boys were asleep and Will was home, so we jumped in the car and ran out to a small little Portuguese bakery where they make these malasadas. They are doughnuts without holes. We got cinnamon sugar ones, some stuffed with banana and some stuffed with chocolate. They were hot and delicious! YUMMY!

(Leonard's Bakery, Honolulu, Hawaii) we couldn...Image via Wikipedia

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1 comment:

Rebekah said...

hmmmm- That seaweed wrap looks very interesting