Friday, September 01, 2006

Five Things to Eat Before You Die

from Jhaw

We've been tagged by Passionate Eater! She asked us to list "Five Things to Eat Before You Die." Here's my own list:

1. Cailles en sarcophages avec Sauce Perigourdine.
Since I've watched Babette's feast, I've been dreaming of tasting this delectable dish called "quails in their coffins." I think this dish celebrates the beauty and artistry of French Cuisine, not to mention the fine taste. Just imagine a quail in puff pastry shell with foie gras and truffle sauce. For me, it is really a dish to die for.

2. Korean Imperial Meal.
I got hooked on this Korean television series entitled Jewel in the Palace. The story is about a young lady who became the Chef of the Korean Imperial Court and later on became a doctor to the Royal family. I usually salivate when the episode comes to the part where they prepare food for the King-- and I ask myself "why wasn't I born a Korean king?"

3. An Authentic Jewish passover Meal.
I really long to have a Jewish family who will invite me to their Passover meal. The food is actually very simple, but what I want is the experience of going through this ritual that has been carried on even before the start of Christianity.

4. A Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Buffet
My God, why is Haagen-Dazs ice cream super expensive? The last time I've tasted this ice cream was 10 years ago!!! I'm so deprived....

5. One of Passionate Eater's Foodie.

No explanation needed. he-he

from katimugambalon

1. A croissant made with butter from Louviers, France.
My father had always raved about French butter. I could only read that the butter in Louviers has a higher fat content and an extraordinary flavour derived from bacteria indigenous to the region. And what could be more buttery than a flaky croissant that just melts in your mouth.

2. Fugu
No, not the quail. (Ok, only Filipinos will get that pun). I am talking about the poisonous fish that only licensed chefs are allowed to prepare. I just want to know what the big fuss is all about. Why pay $200 for a fish that could kill you. Well, in that case, it would really be the last thing I would eat before I die.

3. Gratin of Truffled Macaroni at "The Fat Duck" in Berkshire, U.K.
Reported to be the best restaurant in the world. The Fat Duck has a reputation for introducing innovative recipes such as the one above.

4. A Full Course SulipeƱa Meal
In the Philippines, Sulipan, Pampanga is considered the capital of gourmet cuisine. In fact, during Spanish rule, the Kapampangan town of Sulipan, has become host to many dignitaries. The town of Sulipan exisits no more, but the culinary skills continue. Pampanga is still well known for its passion for food so much so that there are records of pre-war Filipino women from Pampanga studying in Le Cordon Bleu, France!

5. Like Jhaw, A Potluck Meal from International Food Bloggers, esp. PE
Yes, of course, one can just talk about food, but one should eat it! I've been reading so many tasty entries online that I cannot wait to meet and eat with people who are just as passionate about food.


Passionate Eater said...

Your list is making my mouth water like crazy! The last item made me blush though. I would love to eat one of your extravagant and tasty dishes too! Maybe one day we could meet. I look forward to that day J Haw!

Jhaw said...

Haha. Thanks for tagging us. This keeps our blog updated too.

Passionate Eater said...

You know what is funny, my Mom also loves Jewel in the Palace too! The little actress that played the young Chang-Jeum is adorable! And I love watching the actors and actresses make the food and I love the romance story too!

Passionate Eater said...

I've heard so many positive things about French butter, and how it is the sweetest, creamiest, and most pleasant thing to ever touch your tongue! Now, after your father's endorsement, I'll have to try French butter. I would like a pain du chocolat from that area in France, so that I could sample the French chocolate and butter at the same time!

SiBuduhMan said...

Why do dubbers in the Philippines pronounce Lee Young-Ae's character name as "Chang-Jeum"? (After taking Korean for a year, it's sorta bothered me.)

It's "Jang Geum", with a hard "g" and the "eu" pronounced like "e" in Pangalatok.

But I do agree with you on the Korean royal feasts. I sometimes wish I were a Korean royal, just so I could get to taste Korean palace food ;)

Anonymous said...

Like you I once longed to partake of a Seder Meal (during Passover). Now, having been to a few of them, I long to go to more. Each time I go, something different strikes me. Last time it was the Dayenu... a simply beautiful way of articulating profound gratitude. My Jewish friend (now a Christian Jew) has an open invitation for me to Seder every year. If you happen to be near Maine let me know and he will be glad to have you. It is an 8-hour drive for me, but worth it! Email me at