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What I Ate: November 30, 2009

Posted 30 November, 2009 at 10:59pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Lunch: We had a lot of leftover rice from the previous night's dinner (we had so much food that I don't think anyone had any of the four cups of rice we made - about 8-10 cups of cooked rice) so my parents converted some of it into congee and served it with a variety of leftovers and a couple new dishes that served very well as small plates.

Dinner: Tina and my parents converted more of the rice into BBQ pork fried rice (with egg, green beans, onions, and carrots). This was served with leftover duck, chicken, peanuts, soybeans, green beans, and freshly prepared cabbage.
Fried Rice

I served up our first mangosteen for dessert later in the evening - it was tart and sweet and very good. If it was cheap and plentiful, I think I'd love eating this fruit. At $2.50 each, it's a bit much - but worth trying. My father took this picture shortly after I opened the rind of the mangosteen releasing the fleshy part of the fruit. I cut a little too deeply, but I have three more to practice opening - hopefully, I get one perfect.
Cut Mangosteen

3 comments to What I Ate: November 30, 2009

Nate, November 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm:

  • Just try squeezing the fruit together between your palms

Michael Chu, December 1st, 2009 at 5:56 am:

  • But it's kind of hard - do I cut it first then squeeze?

Nate, December 2nd, 2009 at 5:49 am:

  • No, just press hard, slowly. When the shell begins to crack, let up. The crack should start to widen, then you can get a thumb in and peel it open.