Tuesday, Feb 01st, 2011
A balanced meal to me means the right amount of crispiness to softness in a bite. Maybe that’s why I am touched if a plate of fried noodles comes with just the right ratio of soft noodles, crispy bean sprouts, fragrant green onions and tender beef.
The following “balance” in life makes me very very HAPPY:
The right amount of hot water to one shot of espresso makes an Americano satisfying.
Eating a bowl of Chinese soup noodle, putting just the right amount of soup, noodle, meat into one spoonful.
The right amount of ice cream to waffle cone.
Spaghetti Bolognese, with the right amount of tomato sauce to minced beef to spaghetti.
Shanghainese vegetable and pork dumplings with 75% vegetables and 25% meat (approximately).
A pizza with 60% vegetables and 40% meat/cheese.
At the end of the day, to have a balanced dish in front of me, I can eat more without being bored of one ingredient or flavour and best of all, on my last bite, there is still a little bit of everything.