I am a “Foodie”! I love eating, I will try most things as long as there isn’t any offal involved! I love Chinese, Indian and Thai and various other types of food and although I love food I’m no Cordon Bleu…thankfully Hubby is brilliant in the kitchen and is also a bit of a “Feeder”! He doesn’t “do” empty plates….portion control?….never heard of it!
I’m no Domestic Goddess, OK I can rustle up a mean Sausage and Mashed Potato with Onion Gravy or Chips and Egg and if friends are coming over I can put in a little more effort and throw together a pretty good pasta dish. Oh and I’m a bit of a dab hand at Salad!! I own a potato ricer, a garlic press and I have a food processor, so you see I’m not totally inept but I hardly think anyone will be banging on my door asking me to write a cookery book anytime soon!
We recently discovered a wonderful Asian Supermarket. There was an array of the most incredible vegetables, things I’ve never seen before and wouldn’t know what to do with if I bought them! The fish counter alone was just amazing, it had all sorts, we bought some lovely sea bass and some mussels which were fantastic. There was a whole section with crockery and kitchen ware, there were bamboo steamers, woks the size of dustbin lids, it was a revelation. On seeing all of this I became curious, I wanted to try to cook something typically Asian. But I needed a foolproof recipe so as to not discourage me. “I know, I’ll buy some soup!!!” Surely that will be easy enough, I mean what can possibly go wrong with soup? So I went to the soup section. Oh my, I’ve never seen so many, which to choose? So I went for this one, actually, it was one of the few packets that had instructions in English so I thought I could just about manage that. If it was a success, what an addition that would make to my repertoire of recipes? This would really impress my friends!!
So last night I prepared myself for the big experiment, packet, saucepan of water and like all good chefs…..camera!!!
Ok so here we go….enjoy!!!! (Click on the first photo for a slide show with captions)
I was so full of hope and I really don’t know what I did wrong…and if I’m quite honest with you…the dog wasn’t really interested, I had to hide a small biscuit in the bin so I could get the shot!!!
So please if anyone out there knows of this (World Famous) soup and can see where I went wrong please tell me!! It was truly disgusting and even after nearly 2½ hours boiling away the beans were as tough as old boots…
I think I’ll just stick to what I know…tinned soup – ahh now you’re talking!!