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Autumn.

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YES, how I wish it's always autumn (and not summer) in Singapore. Lund in autumn is so nice. ok provided it's sunny.

October's food:
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We were getting sick of home cooked chinese food because we don't have that much variety of vegetables and spices to cook here. So we decided to have western dishes instead. okay this is too easy to make to be proud of. The meatballs were frozen but okay at least the sauce was home made. And at least it looks good. right?

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This is what they call, a Swedish delicacy. Jeremy and Elaine were here for the weekend. And it's Jeremy's wonderful-est idea to try this out. So it's called "Surströmming"

Wiki explanation: a northern Swedish dish consisting of fermented Baltic herring, Surströmming is sold in cans, which often bulge during shipping and storage, due to the continued fermentation. When opened, the contents release a strong and sometimes overwhelming odor, which explains why the dish is often eaten outdoors.

Before:
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After:
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yes it IS overwhelming. I think before taking that bite.. a part of us believed that like 臭豆腐,it smells bad but tastes okay. But no, it tastes as bad as it smells. I can't describe it. I tasted it for one second and swallowed that whole freaking thing down, drowning it with beer. Well, it was an experience. At something Swedish. haha.

If they can eat this, how can they not
eat durians. How can eating a rotten thing not be worse. Man.

Posted by virginia41 13:26

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I thought the dutch also have something similar.. they eat with chopped onions? looks absolutely disgusting and i'm quite sure it tasted more disgusting as it looks... hehehhe

is it cuz durian smells a bit like shit..

by Veronica

noooo.. when i was in delft, i had this preserved herring thing with chopped onions kiaped in a sandwich..that one was sooo good.
this one looks almost the same. but smells like shit but worse than shit. after we opened the can, one of our corridor mates told us that there's a law here that we are not allowed to open the rotten fish can in a shared corridor housing.. so you can imagine how bad it smells.

by virginia41

fwahh.. power sia.. juz like durians not allowed in mrt n hotels la.. someone should tell me if chewing gum smells.

by Veronica

hallo, may i correct! the delft one is fresh herring that's why it's tasty! this surstromming is fermented and rotten that's why it was yuck!

but it was fun whattt, right, you guys are super sporting!

by elaine

oh yar.. it's fresh. haha. but yea that's like a million times nicer.

by virginia41

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