Yellow Peril by Tze Ming Mok

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  • Gareth Elliott,

    I myself prefer it when you don't blog about food or food related topics because then I don't get hungry. Well, stomach hungry anyway.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    Sichuan pepper... zing!

    OH! OH! OH! That's what they were! The first day of my holiday in Beijing, I had a fishy soupy thing, chewed on one of those blighters and spent the rest of my meal feeling like I'd stuck my tongue on a lemon-flavoured battery. Traumatic, but perversely fascinating.

    The soup itself was pretty impressive, it was like they'd caught the fish in a bucket, hacked it to bits, boiled it then served it up, bucket of river water and all.

    Aahh, good times..(runs out to find Sichuan cookbook)

    Morningside • Since Nov 2006 • 533 posts Report Reply

  • Juha Saarinen,

    and the local pop-star-turned-writer known as the Tibetan Madonna

    FREE TIBET

    From Madonna at least.

    And you're cooking... most definitely so. :)

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report Reply

  • Mellopuffy,

    Ooh please can we have all recipes, especially the noodles. Also - any recommended black vinegar brands? - and will I be able to find in either Dunedin or Chch food markets?

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 63 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Tze, you better put out your own cookbook, I will buy it. You do both food and politics really well, don't ever let the bastards grind you down (not that somehow I think you would).

    Sichuan food is not a crowd-pleasing coconut-creamy curry nursemaid. It is an angular, vinegary taskmistress with a dry chilli riding crop, but a heart of golden sesame. It drives out the damp and humidity, which is the perfect Traditional Chinese Medicine prescription for life in Auckland.

    This is gold.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Danyl Mclauchlan,

    Last year at an Asia:NZ lunch, I met one of those white-guy journalists who always comes along to meet the natives. He made an immediate impression by telling me that he liked it best when I blogged about food, and that I should concentrate on that (rather than all that politics stuff I guess, which I should probably forget about if I want to build an audience). Because I didn't know quite what to say to that, I think I stopped talking to him and can't remember his name unfortunately.

    I know his name.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    bet it was andrew llewellyn.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Juha Saarinen,

    A political cookbook would be the thing. No, no, no need to thank me for such a splendid idea... stole it from the anarchists.

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Look, can't we leave politics out of food! But then, The Little School Cook Book appeared by Chef Key...

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Anyone else encountered that internet fad of posting recipes for waffles when the poster thinks the discussion thread is an obvious troll? It is killing me, my craving for waffles is reaching previously unexplored heights and I’m pretty sure there are no waffle restaurants in Wellington.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1027 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    sweet mother's kitchen on courtney does a perfectly passable waffle breakfast.

    put down whatever you're doing, and RUN MAN, RUN!

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Che, your good deed shall not be forgotten!

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1027 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    no worries man. i'm becoming increasingly convinced that the 'tendency' of wellington cafes to only offer pancakes at breakfast is in fact a vast conspiracy the likes of which requires exposition by the non-paranoid and most together of us of which i possibly could be the only one who's onto so far...

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    I miss the waffles at the old Mezze in Auckland, the ones served with Chorizo, roast apples and possibly bacon as well...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    It is worse than you think. A civil war is raging amongst the food service industry, between those who believe in freedom and light, and those who would deny us pancakes or waffles on demand. Their tentacles reach deeply into the media and organs of government too, why you would never know that yesterday was Pancake Day! Where was the parade or the pancake eating competitions?

    It is time we, the pancake eaters of Wellington, stand up before we too are destroyed by the haters and wreckers that blight our inner city.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1027 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    hmmmm.... pancakes?

    weren't you a waffle man?

    [writes "Ben Austin" on 'the list']

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    I can have divided loyalties on this I think. To be honest though, my first love was the humble pikelet.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1027 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    waffles on demand

    That phrase totally deserves its own political party.

    Morningside • Since Nov 2006 • 533 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    No, waffles can only be made available with a certificate from a doctor confirming that the diner's health is at risk.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • the E,

    Anyone tried that French crepery (that sounds a bit wrong) on Manners Mall?

    Manners Mall certainly never smelled so good.

    A civil war is raging amongst the food service industry, between those who believe in freedom and light, and those who would deny us pancakes or waffles on demand.

    It should never come to that. Pancakes are so blimmin easy to make @ home! We surely don't need a recipe provided for the humble pancake??!

    wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • the E,

    pardonez-moi, make that creperie.

    wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Would you like a smoke and a pancake?
    You know, a flapjack and a cigarette? No?
    Cigar and a waffle? No?
    Pipe and a crepe? No?
    Bong and a blintz? No?
    Then there is no pleasing you, Mister Powers!

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Tze Ming Mok,

    I don't know what I did to deserve this thread... oh that's right, I called Che a 'big cracker'! This must be his bleached flour-based revenge.

    SarfBank, Lunnin' • Since Nov 2006 • 154 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Anyone tried that French crepery (that sounds a bit wrong) on Manners Mall? Manners Mall certainly never smelled so good.

    No, but my friend Kerry took me to that Vietnamese French bakery one hungover morning. That's bloody genius that place.

    PS: I hasten to add that valuing ethnic minorities solely for their food is shallow, trite and unconsciously patronising.

    PPS: Mmmmmm ....

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I don't know what I did to deserve this thread... oh that's right, I called Che a 'big cracker'!

    There must be somewhere that serves big crackers for breakfast. Perhaps with smoked snapper on them.

    But that political cookbook is a really good idea. Think about, take notes as you travel and write it in five years' time.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

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