Whoa. Yesterday, Hong Kong was hit by the third typhoon this summer. The third! OK. To most of us, office 9-5 people, it meant 2.5 additional days off (yippie!). But it was no fun for those who still had to work and those who were affected by the typhoon.
Banners and scaffoldings were blown off Hong Kong high rise buildings, just like the one near my place. Engineers were immediately called to remove the banner before it whacks something.
What do Hong Kongers do when the territory's hit by typhoon?
- Some chose to stay safe at home and watch the Olympics live on TV (normally, at work, people just kept refreshing their computer every 2 minutes, staring intently at the screen, watching every game's scores while clutching their mouse hard...it is hard to keep from screaming seeing the opponent of your favorite team winning hehe)
- Some played mahjong while watching the Olympics (talk about double betting, eh, God of Gamblers?)
- Some chose to catch a movie at the cinema
- Some decided to torture their friends by singing (mostly out of tune) their heart out in karaoke
- Some flocked at dimsum joints and had a gossipy yum cha
I bet it was no fun for those who worked at the cinema, karaoke and restaurants ;)
"Someone" chopped, peeled, sauteed, and cooked their azz off catching up to all the pending blogging events to participate in hehe. Here's what I came up with for Michelle of Greedy Gourmet's Snack Shot Event: Sandwich
The day before typhoon signal no 8 was hoisted, I went to the market to find the market was almost empty. Everyone pretty much swept everything clean fearing lack of supply during the typhoon. Luckily, I could find some peaches and over ripe bananas (Yay! People dislike them, I absolutely love them!)
You can use pretty much any fruit you fancy for these sweet sandwiches. Bananas are my personal favorite and I never tried peaches before. I was amazed to see the lovely, blushing pink hues.
For these sandwiches, you'll need:
(recipe adapted from my favorite manga, Delicious!)
- 4 slices of bread (white or grain), remove crusts for a more delicate finish
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 tbsp sugar
- tiny little bit of vanilla
- 1 ripe peach, peeled, pitted, slice into 3mm pieces, sprinkle with a bit of sugar and cinnamon
- super ripe bananas (I love those small 11 cm ones), slice into 5mm pieces
Caramelised bananas with a bit of sugar and butter (tiny little bit). It gives you sweet and smoky flavor
Sweet Vanilla Fluffy Butter Spread
Whisk softened butter, sugar and a bit of vanilla until pale and fluffy. Spread on pieces of bread.
Sweet & Fruity Sandwiches
Arrange caramelized bananas on top of bread which has been spread with the sweet vanilla butter, you can add other things such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or chocolate. You can toast the bread and eat it hot.
Do the same with the peaches, spread the remaining sweet butter all over the bread, and refrigerate for about half hour before cutting if you want to consume them cold.