Thursday, December 18, 2008

Herbalicious Grilled Chicken Wings - A Shameless Food Sampler


I think I didn't do enough gushing about my love for supermarkets. Here we go again (not againnn!!!)...
I love hanging out at huge supermarkets, especially on weekends...as normally, there are counters after counters of food sampling stations...attended by nice, friendly lookin' Hong Kong aunties, all NOT begging me to sample their goodies. In fact, they ignore me most of the time!!!

What is it about me that's so appalling to them? They would smile and hand over some cute little cups of pasta, Chinese soup, juice, or tiny sticks of sausages to some ladies....and even forced them to take a sample, even if they didn't want to...but I was treated as if I was transparent, despite the fact that I stood by their station and waited patiently for them to finish cooking the pieces of foie gras (oh yeah!) with an eager look plastered all over my face (practically panting like a dog by the dinner table). *Sigh* If I had a penny for every time I needed to ask for a sample....I would be able to afford that piece of foie gras by now. Ha!

Why? Why? Why? Don't I look domestic enough? Don't I look greedy enough? Don't I look like someone who can afford to buy whatever goodies they are selling? Can't they recognise a food lover when they see one? WHYYY???!!!! I think I know why. They are pros. They can sniff a shameless food sampler from miles away. They knew I would never buy that piece of foie gras, their eyes didn't even have to leave the frying pan!

Hmfh! They should think again. I did buy something sometimes after sampling some free food...such as...a bottle of dried Italian herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano mix) HK$11.90 (I can afford this one), and had a great time enjoying the goodies I produced using it...and I will keep buying it for the rest of my life (I am suchhh loyal customer). So, foie gras, wagyu beef, and shark fin sales ladies, take that!

Herbalicious Grilled Chicken Wings

Recipe
- 10 chicken wings (mid joint)
- dried Italian herb mix (sage, thyme, oregano, rosemary)
- salt, black pepper, sugar, olive oil

I defrosted the wings by cooking them in boiling water for a few minutes (this way the meat will be cooked all the way through). Drain and let cool. Poke the wings with fork all over, sprinkle the dried herbs generously, sprinkle salt, black pepper, sugar, and olive oil. Let them marinate for minimum 1 hour (if possible, overnight in the fridge). Preheat oven to 250C, grill until golden brown. Tasty tasty tasty. Don't forget to pour the oil and juices onto your rice....so herbalicious!

Holiday snap for the day...


I went out with some friends for lunch yesterday, and on our way back, we passed a starbucks. There's a girl offering samples of gingerbread latte in adorable, cute lil' cups, plus tiny pieces of carrot cake.

All my friends passed on the offer...but guess who made a detour just to get the samples? *grin*

*The picture was taken at work, in front of borrowed Christmas ornaments hehe, somewhere in Central, Hong Kong*

15 comments:

A.G said...

jd kangen starbucks.. scr wingi pas nek Indo suka mampir ke Starbuck hehe :D ciken wings..mau dwong

FD said...

sedapnya Rita :-)

daphne said...

Awww.. Samples! I can't resist them!

And that herb mix sounds delicious..AR can't stop drooling over the photo!

Beachlover said...

you must love chicken wings!! now you make me wanna to make some chicken wings !! great sampler and snack!

Indonesia-Eats said...

For holiday season here, they have Espresso truffle and peppermint mocha twist.

Chicken wings, finger licking good :)

Dwiana P said...

wow Rit, bagi2 donk si chicken sukaaa gw!!

Lidia Sianturi said...

nah lo..ga cm indomie kan Rit? good on ya! wish i were there to accompany u finishing them up..hehe...(maksude sakne dirimu dhewekan ngentekke pitik..)
d s-buck cup is supercute!

jesse said...

Might be because you're so tiny they fail to see you hiding behind the crowd of hungry Asian pple?

eliza said...

you're a crazy girl...kemana2 harus nyobain food sample ya Rit :D

Heather said...

how cute! i love the little cup :0 and you are just a wing making machine! i like these a lot. favorite is still the coke one!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

@ayin...aku sebenere jarang ke starbucks...mahal sehhh

@FD, thanks for stopping by

@daphne...yes i cant live without this herb mix

@beachlover, dwiana, heather, don't we all love chicken wings? hehe

@lidia tenang lid...kalo kita makan orang 2 perlu bikin 40 chicken wings kali yaaa hehe

@jesse: i am huge, but they still ignored me T_T

@eliza: iya dunk...mumpung gratissssss (dasar)

Rita said...

I am a sucker for samples too...Sometimes I do end up discovering some new nice stuff, but most of the time I just want to have a free bite...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ohhhh sample foie gras??? omg..i would flirt my way to the whole tray!!!

KC said...

Great wings! Nobody could get tired of wings.

Zen Chef said...

So it was you i saw begging for food at City Super the other day! :-)

The Foie-Gras is mine... MINE! muargharghargh..