~ Chinese herbs pt. 3 ~

26 March 2007

last month’s herbs were the same as the part 2, so i didn’t write anything about it. it tasted as bitter as it was.

this month, we got a new recipe. and since we went to Chinatown yesterday, which was Sunday, the regular store where we usually bought the ingredients were closed. so, we had to go to the one across the street. it turns out that the ladies there are much more friendly. not only are they nicer, but they also gave us detailed instruction on how to cook the ingredients — despite their broken English. i think we will go there again next month.

ingredients + cooked version

from the picture, the ingredients look the same. but trust me, they are different. the cooked version has slightly (just slightly) tolerable taste compare to those previous months’ with less weird aftertaste.

huge bowl of bitter tea

unfortunately, there are about twice as much tea to drink… usually, it’s about 1 cup-full of tea. but this time, it fills my regular dining bowl. my already-round stomach was full to the brink by the time i finished the whole bowl…

i actually cheated, too… according to the lady in the shop, i should re-cook the ingredients again after finishing a bowl. so, actually, i was supposed to drink two bowls of the tea. but i couldn’t handle it and chickened out.

~ comment (7) ~

hehe gila deh minum segitu banyak, not to mention that itu pahit!!
Bentar lagi yak d-day nya. Blessed you guys. And the little one.

nekudotayim | 27 March 2007 - 01:33 | reply

masih lumayan lama sih (22 juni). cuman emang udah buncit aja… hehe. thanks dear :)

thalia | 28 March 2007 - 11:37 | reply

kok 22 kenapa nggak 23 aja? :P

godote | 2 April 2007 - 03:04 | reply

kenapa 23? ultah elo kah?

thalia | 2 April 2007 - 12:46 | reply

iya dong :)

godote | 4 April 2007 - 10:19 | reply

wah, ada kemungkinan barengan tuh! soalnya deket :)

thalia | 5 April 2007 - 04:22 | reply

berarti harus aku angkat anak nih :)

godote | 5 April 2007 - 05:18 | reply