Saturday, April 26, 2008

馒头 ♪♫ mán tou

I was asked by someone when i was younger.. probably during elementary school, "Ever wondered why most inventors are westerners?" my answer was "uhhhhh..huh?" The person then told me his version of the answer--> because ang mos are very lazy people making chinese the hardworking bunch.. and so he went on.. "who invented the tv?" (Philo Taylor Farnsworth - an American Inventor) an ang mo.. because he is too lazy to walk to the theater to watch a show.. so he invented something for him to have his dose of entertainment in the comfort of his home. On the other hand, chinese being the diligent group will walk 100miles over the mountains and the seas (i'm exagerating) to watch the chinese opera.

It sounds like a plausible reason for me at that time.. so he went on with more examples.. "and the remote control?" (Robert Adler) another ang mo. You see, they are too lazy to walk to the tv to change the channels and so the remote control was born! Chinese will never think of one because they wouldn't mind making a few steps to the tv every now and then, (they have already saved the time climbing mountains and swimming across seas with the earlier inventions!)

It's just something someone told me about.. BUT! what i made today is going to prove that person right.. not that ang mos are lazy, but that chinese do have indefatigable energy. Today I've attempted to make 馒头 otherwise known as steamed bun.. it goes well with chilli crab but traditionally they are prepared as breakfast.

First i mixed all my ingredients and started kneading (and there's a lot of kneading involved) to get my dough:) and indeed i got my pretty dough (and small muscles developing) after an hour (including time for the dough to set)


Then i need to knead somemore and cut my dough into the desired size. It's the first time i used a food steamer, it's a little too small but still usable. The final product?



i think they look ugly:( but mr. bro said that the taste is okay but not fantastic:( *sigh* i think i should add something to it next time.. maybe mashed sweet potatoes? overall, it's quite fun! only that it took me 2.5 hours altogether.. hmm.. so if i want to have steamed buns for breakfast at 10am i'll have to start preparing at 7.30am! Wonder how long it'll take to make an all day american breakfast.. (scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, harsh brown) probably 5 mins... just buy it from Mcdonalds' hee...

By the way, Man Utd lost to Chelsea today.. feeling very down.. probably, that's why my buns looked so ugly.. *sigh* So! No more food experimenting on Man Utd match days!

Last note: I am really really really x 100 disgusted by Avraham (Avram) Grant. He Sux!

4 comments:

*cherish and treasure* said...

wa.. u made so much food during the exams period? u got grow fat? haha.. i didn't make any food BUT i m 3 kg heavier.. whahahaa..

mengni said...

Oh no.. thanks for reminding me yah..i dun dare to weigh myself leh..

Eric said...

wow~ the new batch of man tou really looks good and delicious. Too bad I did'nt get any bite. =(

Anonymous said...

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