- Sourcery by Terry Pratchet
I'm not a big fan of living in the heart of the city. I'd much prefer some trees, a backyard, to be near the beach. To live by a forest would be even cooler. My old flat was amongst the trees, like a big treehouse but it was very cold, damp and didn't even have a lounge let alone a decent kitchen. But sometimes you can't have what you want. We do live in a fascinating part of town though just by the eccentric K'Rd. One of the many bonuses is that there are 2 Asian supermarkets within a few minutes walk from our apartment.
Lim Chhour is my favourite. It's a fascinating grocery store to go adventuring in. Head down one of the aisles to the vegetarian section and you'll discover a wealth of fake meat products (fake gizzards anyone?!). Admittedly there isn't always an english list of ingredients on the packets so you do have to be careful. J likes the dried chilli jerky best but frankly I can't stand it. Anyway, we don't get that fake meat stuff often...more of a joke when we're feeling in the mood.
But right at the back, tucked away in the far corner fridges is a large collection of different soy and tofu products. In fact it's so kind of tucked away that we only discovered it a few weeks back and when I go down that end of the store I feel sure someone's going to tell me I've gone out of bounds and into the staff area!
Our first purchase was some Soy Easy tofu cubes (the curry flavour). For $3.90 (NZ) you get the perfect portion for 2. So what did we do with it? A good old stir fry...on wholemeal pasta because we were too lazy and hungry to wait for the rice to cook! There is a picture but it's managed to hide itself from me so you'll just have to use your imagination!
Oh look, I found it!
Another good thing about living in town is it's not too hard to find places to eat. I met my good friend from uni in town for lunch at Raw Power today where I finally got around to trying the baked kumara (I love kumara but so often I get distracted by the rest of their menu!). Baked with orange and corn, it's really delicious...like everything they make. I also had one of their fresh juices. I honestly can't remember what was in it but it was very refreshing.