Saturday, May 17, 2008

Candy (This week's Photo Hunt theme)



Do these delectable egg tarts with a creamy coconut filling -- encountered in a restaurant on my most recent trip to Macau -- qualify as actual candy as well as foodie eye candy? I'll be the first to admit that I'm not completely sure.

On the other hand, post tasting them, I can most definitely vouch for them being very sweet -- and, in fact, the sweetest things I, who tend to go for savoury rather than sweet snacks, have a photograph of! And since 'sweet' is the equivalent British English term for the very American
candy as well as the word for a particular kind of taste, I hope tnchick and co will indulge me and allow me to submit this delicious looking image for this week's Photo Hunt... ;b

21 comments:

genny said...

that looks yummy..happy hunting!

JC said...

Mmmm... works for me and I'm not even a fan of coconut.

Gattina said...

I had the same problem with Candy, lol as you have seen. I heard that this "frappé" coffee is typical greek!

YTSL said...

Hi Genny --

It WAS yummy! :)

Hi JC --

Think creamy as well as coconut-y... even better now? ;b

Hi Gattina --

I'm getting this impression through the Photo Hunt that Americans in general have sweeter teeth than the rest of us... ;b

A. said...

I shouldn't have read this when hungry.....

They may not be candy in the strict sense, but they are without doubt a sweet (=dessert) and sweet, as you say, is the equivalent of candy. yes that works around very well:)

lissa said...

I think anything that is sweet can be candy, why not?

Lori V. said...

I say it counts... I'd love to try one!

My candy shot isn't traditionally candy either, but definitely sweet! Come visit!

Have a great weekend!

jams o donnell said...

They look so good! Have a great weekend

the teach said...

The look delicious, Ytsl! I like a taste! :D

jmb said...

They look wonderful indeed and sound delicious too. Are they only in Macau? Have a good weekend YTSL

Bengbeng said...

candy or not irrelevant...they look absolutely mouth watering :)

YTSL said...

Hi A. --

Glad you accept my brand of logic... ;b

Hi Lissa --

According to some definitions, candy refers to a particular hard boiled sweet. So if one were to be that restrictive...

Hi Lori V. --

I did visit and yeah, you didn't go for the conventional candy either! :)

Hi jams o donnell --

Yeah, and you have a good weekend too. :)

Hi "the teach" --

Well, go to Macau and when you're there, be sure to try the fabuloso egg tarts there... ;b

Hi jmb --

Macau is (justifiably) famous for its egg tarts. Have to say though that these particular type of egg tarts I only saw at a particular restaurant: the Restaurante Vela Latina, near the Leal Senado.

Hi bengbeng --

Well, when you next visit Macau... :)

ZJ said...

Mouth-watering treat!

YTSL said...

Hi zj --

Maybe it looks all the more so because I accidently made the photo "large" as opposed to "medium" when I put it up on the blog...! ;b

andrée said...

Those look very very rich and filling. I bet they are too sweet for me, too, just by the looks of them. Fascinating. I'd love to have the recipe to try them.

YTSL said...

Hi Andree --

They are indeed rich and filling. Was given them as dessert. Frankly, I think they would be better with something like ice lemon tea as their only complement.

Willow said...

I remember when I was in Tokyo, I brought home candy made to resemble sushi and sashimi. So cute and realistic, although smaller in size. Never tasted it. Only good for looking. keke

kitliew said...

Yummy yummy! Now you make me hungry!

YTSL said...

Hi Willow --

Candy that looked like sushi and sashimi. You *sure* it wasn't plastic? ;b

Hi Kit --

Some day, we -- and the fella of yours some of us call O-Totoro -- WILL make it to Macau together... and I can just imagine the amount of eating we will do there! ;)

Willow said...

My Japanese sushi/sashimi candy was definitely made out of sugar and not of plastic. ;)

YTSL said...

Hi again Willow --

Okay, will take your word for it! :)