I (TP) was all set to post about how we had discovered a new delicious kind of fried snack, and then JM comes up with “You know, I decided I didn’t really like that stuff after all.”
Reflecting on it, she thinks that it was just a little weird. Too sweet.
In our post about Masakan Padang we discussed dendeng sapi, which is the kind of beef brisket that is boiled, dried, pounded, and then deep-fried to a state of delicious crunchiness. It’s like deep-fried beef jerky–not that Slim Jim crap, the good stuff. Basically, a beef chip. We’ve now had chips with peanuts and chips with beef. Anyway, we haven’t been making dendeng for ourselves because we try to be moderately healthy (you know, we cut out the palm oil after only one month), but we found ready-dried Dendeng Super in the store yesterday that was just begging to be tried. So we bought some and fried it up yesterday.
The verdict: according to me, all signs point to delicious, but JM is not so sure. Oh well, more for me. Maybe we’ll bring some home so others can try it. We also found a recipe for it, homemade.
We also found out yesterday that tofu does, indeed, go bad. Pee-yoo! We didn’t eat it, of course, even though there is a Taiwanese dish (we’re told) called “smelly tofu.”