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Christchurch Night Noodle Market

Last night I went to the CHCH night noodle market with my momma and later, my sister and brother-in-law joined us. Being CHCH, I also bumped into one, two, three friends. I had fun. In all honestly, the food was average (yeah, yeah food snob) but the ambience was great! I absolutely love CHCH in the summer. The market is on until Sunday, prices range from $5 to $15, and you can find more information HERE.

Speaking of noodles/Asian food, pretty please with a quail egg on top check out my new Savvy Tokyo article, 8 Japanese Films for Foodies HERE.
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So I asked for two chicken and one eggplant/tofu BAO but I got given a duck instead. Now tell me, since I’m not a BAO enthusiast, is the bread supposed to taste like cake (it was super sweet)? Looked better than it tasted (oh no she didn’t!). image-1
These however were real good. Maybe a little dare but I think totally worth it. Not too sweet, very natural tasting and chic, too! Double win.
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Yummy but served warm/cold. More on the cold side. But tasty regardless. As you can see, I did my best to abuse the DIY topping station. In all fairness, the dumplings were generously filled to the brim with plump shrimp and prawn. image
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Mama says: peace!

How to pimp your rice paper rolls

Last night my friend Mina and I cooked for our other friend, Mr O, who by the way, is a magician. Anyways, we prepared an Asian meal of green curry and fresh spring rolls. Thankfully, O-san approved.

Fresh spring rolls, AKA the easiest and most exciting way of consuming raw vegetables have featured on iaccidentlyatethewholething before. However; today I wanted to teach you a perhaps obvious skill for pimping them via the amateur illustration below.
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Basically, you roll 3/4 of the way then add your desired toppings in the form of a neat line to the last quarter, then close. Congrats! You’re officially pimping on level pro.

Toppings can include:

prawns
individual corn pieces
green peas

and if you’re feeling really creative:
loveheart and/or flower shaped carrots (done using a small cookie cutter)

Eee! Turns out I’m more Japanese than I thought! #kawaii #foodart