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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tortellini Malaysian Style - wot I et for lunch


Mr G has taken to buying enormous packs of tortellini, which the children prefer in a soup - tortellini en brodo, I believe it is called. But there is only so much tortellini you can have in a week! And who is left to correct the food balance in the house? So for my lunch, I really really fancied pan mee, not that this is a craving from my childhood - we never seemed to have it in our house or when we went out! I figured the tortellini would do, as the fresh pasta is egg noodle dough, so I boiled it up with Marigold brand vegan low salt soup powder (!! don't ask!! Delia uses the regular kind, same brand.) and added two handfuls of Waitrose rocket, watercress and baby spinach salad from a bag, some mini corn and a big spoonful of chiu chow chilli oil. Happy!

And what else makes me happy? A bowl of lovely ripe summer cherries!

15 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Oooh rather creative, aren't we? :-) You must fix me a bowl soon, darling. And can you freeze some of those gorgeous cherries for me too?

msiagirl said...

LL: You not serious about freezing those cherries, cos I alredy ate them all :) heheh, you'll get to know what I can do with the food. *wink* Creative, very creative!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi! Just hopped over from Lee Ping's blog, and I love your innovative approach to tortellini-pan-mee and your nice blog. :)

msiagirl said...

Thanks East Meets West Kitchen! My kitchen is a bit like your name too. Glad you came by and hope to see you again :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmmm tortellini as pan mee..well thats the best you can get..then that shall be..good creative stuff!

msiagirl said...

Joe: had to fight not to call you N-Joe! Guess you know those instant cravings need to be satisfied! Doing the best with what's in the fridge lor, thanks for coming by!

Kak Teh said...

msiagirl - that's an idea - tortellini malaysian style! makes a difference from my usual nasi goreng tuna and i think the children will love it. will give it a try.

as for the cherries....arghhhhhhh!

msiagirl said...

Kak Teh, 10 minit dah siap! Chilli oil v.important :) Look forward to meeting up with you soon!

tigerfish said...

When I make wontons some time ago, some reader commented they look like tortellini. Now I see tortellini, it reminded me of wontons :D

Kenny Mah said...

Oh them look good! Delish! You're such a fusion maestro, my dear... I can just imagine gobbling them all up, bowl after bowl... Also beats having to make wonton from scratch, though I love it when my mom and sis does it... me and my nephew + nieces would rush for every piece!

Yums... :)

Lee Ping said...

Not sure if you ever had rainier cherries (yellow with red tints). We had them for snacks yesterday. I will get some more today.

msiagirl said...

tigerfish: Hiya - yeah, that's what gave me the idea...maybe another Marco Polo style juxtaposition?

Kenny dear: I do like making wonton when I am free or for CNY once a year!! I only do the triangle style type - sometimes I get all my friends over to help, they are nice to make and a community builder! Wonton does remind me of family occasions. I always eat at least 2 bowls of these when I make them - eeks, too fatteninglah, better run up and down those steps some more ;)

lee ping: no I don't think I remember having them, they sound local to the west coast of USA, though they sound familiar - I might have seen a picture of them somewhere!

It's SOOOO busy as it is the last full week of school - report cards, school play, sports day - all those things need to be attended. Thanks for still coming by to visit moi! I want to post about making potions, and some more reader impressions and essential oils! Oh and my tag for my fave food...aargh I like everything!!

WokandSpoon said...

Hey the tortellini looks almost like wantan soup! mmmmmmmm.

Hello Rainbow said...

Brilliant idea! Just makes me miss pan-mee more and more :( btw, I lurveeeee cherries too! and hello, from Italy :) *waves*

msiagirl said...

Hello Rainbow! You have the sweetest name. Sorry for not waving back for ages. long time no blog. I will post soon, but thanks for popping by - you lucky thing living in Italy!