25 Things to Eat, Drink, and Cook in 2012 In the Magazine: bonappetit.com. It's late in the night now, and since I can't sleep, I'm here dreaming of all the food to come in 2012. One particularly interesting thing mentioned here on the top 25 things to eat is#6. "Lap Cheong" sweet pork cured sausage. It got me a little excited, because there's lots of hype about chorizo, panchetta, droewors, and what have you but never a peep about the chinese version. Every culture has its own version of preserved/cured/fermented meat sausage with its variation of flavours. I suppose it made the meat and protein source accessible in the past when refrigeration was less prevalent.
I avoided Lap Cheong like the plague in high school because of its saturated fat content (and maybe a little bit of disordered eating), but now as I reflect on my childhood, it brings back pretty awesome memories of sweet sweet sausage and salty egg on steamed rice. Do you know what I mean?
Just fond memories I want to share, that's all.
May I also mention...
#16. Scotch Eggs - We have recently fallen in LOVE with these thanks to Mel's mention and my introduction to them at Pichet in Dublin. More on that later.
#23. the Layover - Quick shoutout to J&S who have recently introduced me to Anthony Bourdain's travel show, where he literally eats his way through each city in the span of hours. ... it's like, an eating marathon. Definitely watch this if you are a hungry traveler!