Damn you, foodie! That's what a hiking companion of mine is wont to wail at me since I often lead her after a hike straight to a place to eat something horrifically calorie-heavy -- like the Hong Kong-style French toast (with its extra thick fried bread that sags under the weight of the thick syrup and generous portion of butter laden atop it) in the upper most photo in this first entry of 2010 for tnchick's Photo Hunt.
For my part, I feel neither shame nor guilt with regards to my weakness for sweet foods whose icing comes with the inclusion of something sweet and liquidy in the mix. Instead, I lick my lips in anticipation of the culinary decadence every time -- and rather than think of the food negating the exercise that went before, I think of it in terms of the exercise allowing me to have this kind of food! ;b
And in case it's not obvious, the middle photo is of a Chinese dessert of crispy fried dough that is dipped into golden syrup before imbibing -- the red sauce near the golden syrup is chilli and was for another dish we had at that pictured meal! -- while the bottom photo is of Hong Kong style toast with butter, peanut butter and -- truly, this really is the bonus! -- sweetened condensed milk on top of the peanut butter.
So... are you licking your lips too as you read this entry? Frankly, I can't see how you can't -- especially if you have a sweet tooth (or, worse, many sweet teeth! ;D). ;b
And since this is my first very first blog entry of 2010, here's going ahead and wishing a happy new year to my readers, especially this blog's regular visitors. :)