Sunday, July 27, 2008

How to...

Popcorn has found an 'instructable' on How To Make Chinese/Japanese Bubble Tea. I've been meaning to look for something like this for a while now. Expect our own home grown version soon!

Also, thanks to Grom for pointing out the eel drink. I'm on the look out for that.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hangover Cure Special

Occasional chunk contributor Popcorn and I were out on a mutual friend's stag do recently. Come the morning, and looking slightly worse for wear, we thought it would be the ideal opportunity to test drinks with chunks as hangover cures. We survey the selection and take our choices.

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I go for Postre Del Sago Del Coco, which is a kind of palm starch with coconut, hoping for something soothing and milky to settle the stomach. Popcorn opts for, um, I've forgotten what it was. It looked like it had whole grapes in it.

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It's easily extracted. Although mine proves more problematic.

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A chop stick is employed for poking purposes.

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And vigorous shaking creates chunk based carnage over my desk.

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Chunk comparison.

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Right, time to see how this sits on top of last nights excesses. Brace yourself.

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Hmm, not an instant hit.

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But it does have something...

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...but Popcorn isn't quite sure what. My turn.

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Down the hatch.

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Ahhh. Exactly what I was after. Like a pulpy soya milk.

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Breakfast in a can. Lovely. Popcorn decides to try the palm drink but that doesn't go down too well either. I will give him the benefit of the doubt that these responses to the two drinks were down to ill health rather than there being anything wrong with the drinks.

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I try the other grape like one and find it too sickly and syrupy for my liking. Popcorn does finish it off and we both decide we made the better choice. Personally, I'd say that the palm starch drink was a suitable hangover cure (Popcorn would beg to differ) but I think we'd both agree that the grape like one wasn't the best option under the circumstances.

Postre Del Sago Del Coco


Unidentified grape like drink