Being from a place where curry isn’t a daily dish or even a yearly dish, having prepackaged curry sauces was rather foreign for me.
I thought when I opened it, there would be an overwhelming smell of curry spice. After all, it’s curry, right?
(Yes, the fork fell all the way in, oops)
Instead, it smelled like cheap chicken ramen noodle seasoning packets. *gasp!* I was not expecting that.
(I really need to remember not to take pictures under the stove overhead light.)
Nor was I expecting to watch it broken into blocks that waivered back and forth between looking like fake meat and funky colored ice cubes. Weird.
Fortunately, a half hour later, it was completely transformed, both in appearance and taste/texture.
See that? Absolutely delicious. Full of rich, spicy, curry flavor, and not even a faint whiff of ramen noodle smell. The best part was that there was no need to adjust the seasoning or deal with finicky thickeners to pull it together. If you have access to Glico curry mix, give it a go!
I suppose I could make it Fun Facts About Food for a double set of double f’s. Or Friday For Fun Food Facts. Ooo, FFFFF. The internet geek inside me wants to point out how close that is to the HTML code for white (#FFFFFF). #Four Fun Food Facts For Fridays? Oh yeah…
Um, no. Anyway, we’ll keep it simple and every Friday, at least for a while, I want to try out posting some quirky food facts. I love, love, love food, and that includes learning about it (although I can’t say I enjoy that -more- than eating it, hehe).
By weight, 98% of food additives are sugar, corn syrup, pepper, mustard, baking soda, baking powder, critic acid, salt, or a vegetable-coloring agent.
While I know corn syrup is a source of much controversy lately, I’m more scared of what that other 2% might contain. Yikes.