Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Mid Autumn Festival, You Ram Horn Nuts!


I can't believe this is mid autumn in Hong Kong! It feels more like a pressure cooker here. It's balmy, it's super hot, it gets me all soft, although no meat nor fat fell off my bones. Dammit!

Mid Autumn Festival. Yeah. Right. I ain't gonna show you some cute pictures of those adorable mooncakes. I knew you want 'em. Well, ain't gonna give it to ya! (Blame all this bitchiness on the heat & "you're fat" comments, baby!) Hehe.

Instead, it is my pleasure, to introduce these bitchin' nuts. Look at them! Aren't they jusssttt the meanest lookin' nuts ever?

They are called Ram Horn Nuts (Ling Kok). They're black, they look pure evil, and their shell...hard as rock. To enjoy them, simply boil them in salted water for about 15 minutes. By the way, the shell's a pain in the arse to crack open...and once you opened them...you are in for some weird tasting treat. Normally, they are consumed alongside taro roots, which are just boiled, peeled, and dipped in sugar.

I've been living in Hong Kong for more than 6 years, and this is my first mid autumn festival without some egg yolk laden mooncakes! The city went nuts. The mooncakes were almost all sold out! I'll probably have to rob some mooncakes off some people on my way to Victoria Park later.

Now I must prepare my trip to light some candles at the park tonight. Cute lanterns, check. Cute outfit, check. Candles, check. Sous chef with evil lookin' nuts...check and check!

Remember to protect your mooncakes when you see me ^_*

15 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Rita,
Nice blog you have. Keep up the good work!

CECIL said...

Haven't seen those kinda nuts before!! There are still tons of mooncake here, want some? :)

skinnymum said...

I was look forward your posts. You are so witty! Never fail to cheer me up (when I am down).

BTW I got the gorgeous Cadbury chocolate tin containers, simply beautiful.

Thanks for sharing the info.

SIG said...

Love that lantern. Is that a bird? Oh wow, I've not eaten those nuts and didn't even know they were associated with mid-autumn festival.

Beachlover said...

now you make me home sick looking at your lantern and ling kok!*sobbing*

Lidia Sianturi said...

Rit did you make the lantern yourself? It's so cute...
And the nuts...I've never seen it before..so weird and yes so evil...
How about the taste? What is it similar to?

Fanny Wijaya said...

Happy Ram Horn Nuts Festival(中秋节 i mean hehee) for u and your SC :)

noobcook said...

I saw these nuts at the supermarket and i never knew what they are ... yes they look mean, hehe... Happy Mid Autumn!

tigerfish said...

It's hot here in SGP here too....not in the mood for mooncake festival.

ram horn nuts - now I know the english name :) but I don't even know how it taste!

babe_kl said...

aww rita, you shld have gotten mooncakes from KL as they're way cheaper and we have lots of varieties too

Maryann said...

These get washed ashore our Hudson River and I never knew what they were called! I called them "evil pods"! haha. Thanks for the true name, Rita..although I never thought to try to eat them :)

ICook4Fun said...

I just love coming to your blog. You never fail to make me laugh :) Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you Rita. Hope you had a good time eating all the mooncakes :)

Jin Hooi said...

eeeerrrr..I hate ram horn nuts!! there just taste wrong to me ;-)) Hehe.. u r funny girl.

Little Corner of Mine said...

I never tried those mean looking horn nuts before. BTW, love your cute lantern, really cute!

Jin Hooi said...

Hi Rita, an award for u in my blog ;-)