chili-Spiced Dried Mango
Utterly addictive. Dried mangos coated in cayenne and salt. Oh. My. God. I got mine at Trader Joe’s when we were in California last weekend. This weekend will be dedicated to finding it somewhere in Austin so that I can be supplied with it for the rest of my life.
The Ginger People
This company makes all things ginger, and I love me some ginger. The ginger chews are slightly milder versions of the Vietnamese candy. They have hard candies too, which are great. The new “ginger soother” drink packs a punch, but is relatively mild compared to most soft drinks, and is flavored with honey, which tastes great. I just tried the ginger-snaps for the first time and they are heavenly. You can get a lot of the stuff at Whole Foods, but some is only available on the website.
Bi Bim Bap
I’ve known about this dish for a long time, but I managed to eat it twice this week and enjoyed it both times. Next time you go to a Korean eatery, try it out. It’s like the Bun of Korean food – if they can do it right, you know you’ve found a good place. Rice topped with several kinds of veggies, meat, and a fried egg. The perfect meal, it’s heavy on the veg and light on the meat, but satisfying and filling.
Yeah, and now you’ve gotten me hooked on those chili coated dried mangos. It’s really difficult to walk by the stove without opening the bag. I noticed Kris over there opening the bag yesterday.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I got some at Whole Foods here in Austin, but they do not compare. Looking forward to my chili-mango care package!