The husband is one who doesn’t really try new food if he had a choice. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times my creation has been met with, “很奇怪。。。” (“that looks really strange..”) before he’s even had a taste of it. But too bad for him, in my kitchen, he doesn’t really have a choice. Eat it or eat instant noodles, or starve. (but now he can cook a few yummy dishes like chicken chop and most recently, carrot corn pork rib soup which the whole family loved! He don’t need me liao la!)
Actually, before I present him with a ‘strange’ creation – which most of the time is really normal in other people’s kitchen – I already know if it is something he can accept. Like I wouldn’t expect him to eat and like avocado cookies sans butter (I used avocado in place of butter as the main fat), but this avocado egg mayo? TOTALLY LEGIT. He’ll love it.
The trick is to serve him something familiar in another form, or with one or two ‘strange’ ingredients added for him to try out.. then go full fledged. Of course, he’s never eaten avocado before. He gave me a face when I told him what was for breakfast.
Him: “很。。” (“It’s very..)
Me: “很奇怪对吗？” (“It’s very strange, right?”)
‘Try it,’ I told him. ‘You’ll love it.’
A while later, he posted this on Facebook:
你不知道的事可多了咯。That was in January. I made triangle sandwiches, and served them with a side salad, some fruits, two nitrate-free bacon slices and a begadil (hehe). I made this again today but without the frills. The ingredients are really simple. Just avocado, eggs, mayo, spring onions, yellow onions, sugar and optional salt.
I like to eat it reallyyy cold, on its own or simply wrapped in lettuce. Because avocado is already creamy, you don’t need as much mayo as you would without it. I don’t recommend using Japanese mayo with this. Japanese mayo uses egg yolks instead of whole eggs, and has a too-strong vinegar flavour to me PLUS it has MSG. My favourite mayo brand is actually Best Foods Real Mayonnaise but I read recently that they’ve changed their recipe. Seriously, the only reason I’m using Heinz now? It’s a squeezable bottle. I buy my ketchup, mayo and mustard only if they’re in a squeezable bottle packaging. What is your favourite mayo? I might be shopping around for a new brand!
If you’re out of breakfast or brunch ideas, here, use this one! It also makes an awesome picnic food!