Things I learned over the weekend - Monday, 7 March 2011

After missing a few weeks where I still did learn things (the existence of Royal Tennis; this art deco city called Napier; and the butler guy from Magnum, P.I. not actually being English in any way - all of these gems gleaned from my father) I'm back with a for-realsies edition of my not-at-all-popular blog. Here are the choice knowledge nuggets that I plucked from the laconic slurry of the weekend:

Some musician types are as amazing as they are crazy

So, there's this psychotic mutant remixed-to-all-hell version of the Mario theme that I occasionally like to listen to for a giggle.

Yesterday morning I was listening to "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash and suddenly the penny dropped for me: the trumpets towards the start of the Mario Dirty Mix are the same trumpets from the opening of the Johnny Cash staple! My mind was completely spun that someone actually heard those two things and knew they were the same notes played with the same timing. Bloody brilliant.

Side note: one of the people responsible for this barmy ditty is the very rad Binster, who is also responsible for this amazing remix of one of Tim Follin's C64 Ghouls 'n' Ghosts tunes.

Black glutinous rice with mango and coconut milk is delicious

One of the perks of going out with an Asian lass is that I am forced* to eat stuff I never would have even known existed had I not met the love of my undeserving life. This happened again last night when, after a meal of pork belly and noodles, my partner's mother decided we should go the establishment next to the restaurant to get dessert.

I'd never eaten black glutinous rice, but I've learned by now not to fret about this kind of thing; these days I just shut up and try the new stuff. Besides, it was one of the treats this place specialised in and the joint was busy, so that many people can't have busted taste buds, right?

I ordered my BGR with mango and coconut milk. When it arrived, I saw a bowl of thick, rich and deeply dark red soup, for want of a better description. Atop this gluggy maroon stuff was a dollop of bright orange mango pulp and a healthy drizzle of equally bright white coconut milk. I tried the elements separately and thought it was nothing special. However, once I'd vigourously and thoroughly stirred the contents together... well, that made it one of the most delicious and refreshing desserts I'd eaten in a long time.

Mine had more BGR / less coconut milk and mango, but you get the general gist.

Man, I can't wait to get back there and order it again.

*Don't worry, gentle reader! I assure you that my arm remains completely untwisted when faced with new and interesting Asian cuisine.

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Posted by buzz_clik

After missing a few weeks where I still did learn things (the existence of Royal Tennis; this art deco city called Napier; and the butler guy from Magnum, P.I. not actually being English in any way - all of these gems gleaned from my father) I'm back with a for-realsies edition of my not-at-all-popular blog. Here are the choice knowledge nuggets that I plucked from the laconic slurry of the weekend:

Some musician types are as amazing as they are crazy

So, there's this psychotic mutant remixed-to-all-hell version of the Mario theme that I occasionally like to listen to for a giggle.

Yesterday morning I was listening to "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash and suddenly the penny dropped for me: the trumpets towards the start of the Mario Dirty Mix are the same trumpets from the opening of the Johnny Cash staple! My mind was completely spun that someone actually heard those two things and knew they were the same notes played with the same timing. Bloody brilliant.

Side note: one of the people responsible for this barmy ditty is the very rad Binster, who is also responsible for this amazing remix of one of Tim Follin's C64 Ghouls 'n' Ghosts tunes.

Black glutinous rice with mango and coconut milk is delicious

One of the perks of going out with an Asian lass is that I am forced* to eat stuff I never would have even known existed had I not met the love of my undeserving life. This happened again last night when, after a meal of pork belly and noodles, my partner's mother decided we should go the establishment next to the restaurant to get dessert.

I'd never eaten black glutinous rice, but I've learned by now not to fret about this kind of thing; these days I just shut up and try the new stuff. Besides, it was one of the treats this place specialised in and the joint was busy, so that many people can't have busted taste buds, right?

I ordered my BGR with mango and coconut milk. When it arrived, I saw a bowl of thick, rich and deeply dark red soup, for want of a better description. Atop this gluggy maroon stuff was a dollop of bright orange mango pulp and a healthy drizzle of equally bright white coconut milk. I tried the elements separately and thought it was nothing special. However, once I'd vigourously and thoroughly stirred the contents together... well, that made it one of the most delicious and refreshing desserts I'd eaten in a long time.

Mine had more BGR / less coconut milk and mango, but you get the general gist.

Man, I can't wait to get back there and order it again.

*Don't worry, gentle reader! I assure you that my arm remains completely untwisted when faced with new and interesting Asian cuisine.

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Posted by artofwar420

I love trying new foods, glad you're getting an "excuse" to do this.

Posted by JJWeatherman

Pretty bangin' remix. I said bangin'. 
 
Asian food always scares me. I hate trying new and interesting foods; I'm a boring eater. I will admit though, those mangos look downright delicious.

Posted by SlightConfuse

that remix was awesome 
 
i love trying new foods where ever i go. last week we went to this seafood place and i got a swordfish it was delicious

Posted by buzz_clik
@slightconfuse said:
" ...i got a swordfish it was delicious "
Oh, cool. How was it prepared? Like a briskly seared steak?
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Posted by SlightConfuse
@buzz_clik: yea it was something like this 
 
Posted by Red12b

So were you in Napier or did just hear about it?
Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG

 @buzz_clik: damnnn that sounds delicious.  im japanese so i dont eat anything too exotic (at least to me anyways)

Posted by buzz_clik
@Red12b: Nah, just found out about it. Despite wanting to spend some time over there, I've never actually been to NZ.
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Posted by iam3green

it is nice to experiment with new foods. every once in a while i'll go to the city with parents and go eat at a different restaurant.

Posted by Claude

My neighbor's wife is from Honduras. I love it when they invite me over for some home cooked meals...Honduras Style.

Posted by buzz_clik
@Claude: The ellipsis makes that sound totes suggestive and wicked dirty.
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Posted by Claude
@buzz_clik said:
" @Claude: The ellipsis makes that sound totes suggestive and wicked dirty. "
Honduran Cuisine would have made it classy. Still dirty, but classy.
Edited by takua108

Man, I wish I lived in a place where I could actually try real foreign food and not just run-of-the-mill, mostly-deep-fried "Chinese" buffets! 
Also, I think my brain melted just a little from that song. 
EDIT:I Also, I think I'm finally going to break down and check out my dad's Johnny Cash discography as an indirect result of this post.    

Posted by buzz_clik
@takua108 said:
" ...I think my brain melted just a little from that song. 
EDIT:I Also, I think I'm finally going to break down and check out my dad's Johnny Cash discography as an indirect result of this post. "
Two birds with one stone! *self high five* I am very pleased with this result.
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Posted by Skald

The remix reminds me of this, which the same as much as it's completely different.

Posted by MisterMouse

hmmm that looks really tasty

Posted by NegativeCero

That looks hideous but sounds pretty good.

Posted by Example1013

I only try things that smell/sound appealing. I've learned not to trust my eyes when going for food.

Posted by Three0neFive

man, that "remix" sounds like absolute trash. that isn't even "just my opinion", that is certifiable, measurable shit.

Posted by buzz_clik
@Three0neFive: Oh my god! A bona fide music professor on my lil ol' blog? I'm ever so excited! *squeeee*
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