I had a perfectly acceptable mee goreng with chicken bits. I am always amused at how poultry generally seems to have been processed through a wood chipper in the food centres. Part of the fun is rolling the little pieces of chicken around your tongue to work loose the bits of bone and spit them out. This is even better for me since I always eat too fast if there is nothing to slow me down, and this absolutely does the trick.
No, it is the clay pot from which one extracts the biryani, which also includes a boiled egg. The photo might be a bit misleading because it looks like there is far more on my plate than has been taken out of the pot. Optical illusion.
There was a little bowl of curry sauce and a little bowl of raita on the side.
If that is an answer to me k2, I was referring to your post just before mine. I have had a few biryani's in my time, so probably has young Mick. That one does look good. I can almost smell it from here.
For quite a while I've been "salting" raw tomatoes with Asian fish sauce instead of salt. For whatever reason, it gives them enough saltiness without over-salting and also amps up the tomato's essential flavor. No, they don't taste like fish. I can see how Worcester sauce might work the same way.
I will be trying adding Worcester sauce to my tomatoes! During winter I usually buy more grape or cherry tomatoes to put in my salad. I bought some Feta cheese yesterday, craving a Greek salad, maybe for lunch tomorrow!
We started on the first of our Christmas meals at lunch today. My son-in-law cooked choucroute -- he cooked the sauerkraut in riesling wine, then added the various meats and sausages. It was quite good but really filling and I wouldn't want to eat such things every day.
I was going to reheat the navy beans and rice from last night, but then decided to go fancier. Accordingly I made cauliflower and carrots seasoned with anise seeds and garlic; green beans cooked in tomato sauce; and egg on a piece of sourdough wholewheat bread.
I generally don't eat breakfast, but try to make lunch nutritionally meaningful, although usually simple. But today I had a bunch of fresh produce so decided to make a really nice stirfry to have with noodles. I used carrots, poblano pepper, roast chicken, onion & a barely ripe plantain. Everything came together nicely and tasted great. What was wrong was a wild & stupid thing I did because of the usual "does this have enough protein?" consideration. I beat up two eggs with soy sauce & sesame oil, but didn't feel like doing the thin omelet/roll & slice thing, so threw them directly into the stir fry before making the sauce.
Don't ever, ever, ever do this. Either take the little time to make the thin omelet or leave the eggs out. There was my beautiful stirfry, chock full of jewel-like vegetables which should have been gleaming through a pellucid mantle of thickened chicken broth. Instead, I had a wok full of nicely cooked, well varied food covered with what looked exactly like vomit.
The fun didn't end there. I'd filled a soup plate with noodles on one side and the regurgitation stew on the other when I heard a loud noise which sounded like a chain saw very nearby. Looking out the upstairs window, I thought the next-door neighbors' yard was on fire, as there was a great deal of white smoke -- but no smell of smoke. A man in a jumpsuit & goggles emerged from the fog carrying a machine that looked like the large smoker a beekeeper uses. He ducked in and out of their house, leaving puffs of the fog behind him.
I went outside & two of the neighbor ladies said that it was the municipal fumigator who was there because there are cases of dengue on our street. I snagged the guy when he came out of the house across the street so he'd come in and do my house. He seemed awfully thorough and the house reeked of poison afterward. I took the dogs out for a walk to give the place a chance to air out
On our return I took my plate of food out of the oven where I'd hidden it away from the poison mist. It was now tepid and had the tired look of those fake foods that have been advertising for far too long in front of the Asian restaurant. I ate it anyway. Tasted okay & was packed with vitamins.