November 7th, 2003


Thistle's Adventures in Tofu Land

Since I was ordering Chinese food for dinner, I decided to try tofu. I had had it once before, but in a chocolate pie (don't laugh!) and you couldn't taste it or tell the pie was anything but really rich chocolate.

I looked at the menu and picked one that looked good:

Sesame tofu - Golden crispy tofu glazed with a honey sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

When it arrived, it did in fact smell yummy. I took a little bite, and while it didn't taste as strong as it smelled (the taste was really, really mild/bland), it didn't taste bad. The consistency though... that's another story. My first "bite" was really a nibble. It was very spongy, sort of like scrambled eggs. But I like scrambled eggs, so I took a larger nibble. Not great, but okay. Then I made the mistake of taking a normal sized bite. I know a lot of this was in my head, but I almost couldn't swallow it, I literally gagged it down. The texture was just too... "wrong". I don't know how I can say that when I eat scrambled eggs a lot, but in a bigger bite it was different than that. And a whole mouthful? *twitch*

Oh well. I think maybe if the pieces had been a lot smaller (tiny), maybe it would have actually gotten crisp when they fried it? I don't know. I might try it again if it's in front of me, but not if it is... I don't know how to complete that. Not if it's tofu-ish. :) Well, not if it's like today's tofu.
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I'm in love with a Japanese cartoon with Spanish subtitles...

maeglinyedi and I spoke earlier about finding files on Kazaa, and how sometimes people misname their files so you don't know what you're downloading. I use Bit Torrent instead of Kazaa (much safer in a number of ways), but occasionally I run into the same problem. Like tonight:

In my efforts to find some new anime series to get into, I downloaded 11 eps (packaged as one file) of Hellsing. The file was called just 'Hellsing', so I had had no clue the subtitles were actually in Spanish. Well, in the time it took to realize the subtitles were in Spanish, I was hooked on the series. (Yes, in seconds.) The art is just amazing, but even better is the music. What they did with guitars and pianos... they made totally new sounds with them. Sort of like that guitar playing they used in Desperado mixed with vaguely Old West piano music. Totally new to my ear, but ultra-pleasing and fascinating.

Though I can't read more than a word or two in Spanish, and understand even less Japanese, I watched the whole first ep. And know what? I have ten more I can watch until I have the ones with English subtitles finished downloading. I'm going to start on the second one as soon as I finish this post.

If you have a chance to see this series, grab it.
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