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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

PMS, chocolate and coffee

My Chipsmore has more chips than yours

It's almost that time of the month.
And apart from the zits that love to make their grand appearance on my face, I get cravings for chocolate. Or meat.

Today it's chocolate.
Mind you I just had a full lunch of nasi briyani.
Then I got into the office and wanted some chocolate chip cookies. Nobody around had any, so I went downstairs to get some from the sundry shop.

I bought a pack of Double Choc Chipsmore cookies.
And went on to finish half a pack in less than an hour.

Tsk tsk tsk.

I Gave Up Bad Coffee For Good

I gave up bad coffee for good recently by buying a RM49 Bodum travel press. Just enough to make one decent cuppa. And I got some freshly ground mocha coffee (described as winey and chocolatey) from Aroma, a Thai brand, while I was at Siam Paragon, Bangkok. It cost me 153 baht (RM16) for 100g which lasted me about 3 weeks, at a rate of one cup per working day on average. Not bad. RM16 is equivalent to 2.5 cups of COD* from Starbucks.

I need to get a new pack of freshly ground coffee soon. At the risk of sounding like a coffee snob, I can't drink Nescafe in the office anymore. Hee hee... :P

*coffee of the day

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Blogger Cheryl said...

When I'm PMS-ey I crave for steak. Every. Day. The only time I want red meat. :P

Someone gave us their coffee press, then we bought a small spice grinder and a pack of whole bean coffee from Starbucks.

Phroooah best!!! Smells so good!
So veh-liu sumore. Hehe.
Hardly go out for coffee liow.

6:11 pm  
Blogger keensoon said...

Welcome to the family! Although Starbucks service is going down the drain, they still are the most reliable when it comes to great beans. Quick rundown:

Starbucks - 8 /10. Still the defacto for standard beans. Plus they smartly vary it by releasing limited editions so as your coffee palates mature over time these coffees are interesting to taste (though not necessarily the best). PLUS they do have coffee tasting sessions which are free and interesting.

Coffee Bean - 5 / 10. Beans don't pack the punch.

Hoca - 6 / 10. Decent but not great.

SanFran - 6.5 / 10. Decent but not great. But in terms of pricing I think is the best value for the grams.

Illy - Specialist brand - hard to find is OK. But not sure why some formats (tablets) are bad while others are OK (beans)

Nestle - Aside from their freeze dry shit, they have been trying to intro "premium beans" (SNICKER) but stay away - far far away!

TESCO - You are better off with Nestle beans.

1:25 am  
Blogger Wandernut said...

Cheryl: Wow! A spice grinder! FRESHLY GROUND coffee every time! How wonderful! :D YAR LOR! So veh-liu... now how to spend RM10 on coffee outside leh?

Keen: Spoken like a true connoiseur! Thanks for your coffee tips! I can't imagine the amount of coffee you must have had to research all this. You should start a coffee blog ;)

10:46 am  
Blogger farked said...

arnott's 40% chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookies!!!

check this out - http://www.arnotts.com/varieties/PremierTriplechocolatechunkycookies.aspx

yummmm!!

8:17 pm  
Blogger eugene said...

To me nothing beats good ol coffee shop (must be old coffee shop) kopi o and vietnamese coffee. remember the vietnamese coffee in ho chi minh, nut? strong and fragrant...i still need supplies of viet coffee.

3:12 pm  
Blogger eugene said...

oh yes, there's one nice white coffee brand in the supermarkets- Chek Hup. the packaging is largely white and blue. a pack has about 10 sachets in it with raw cane sugar packs. go for the 2-in-1's. coffee has a slight burnt smell to it. nice if you like it that way.

thought of sharing this :)

3:14 pm  
Blogger Wandernut said...

Eug: Thanks, sui chai! HCM coffee was really good, but that type only nice with the Vietnamese slow-dripper and condensed milk. Very rich and KAO. Once in awhile drink damn syiok.

I like local kopi also.
Black. Or with condensed milk and YAO CHAR KOAY! Thanks for the white coffee tip. Will try it ;-) Hope it's nothing like the OldTown 3-in-1 sachets. Yuk! Somehow those premixed drinks taste horrible.

4:47 pm  
Blogger Clare said...

Eeeyer, you eat Chipsmore??
Vile!
Next time, upgrade for snooty brands like Pepperidge Farm, or Foxes-mmmmmmmmm....
to match your snooty coffee!

10:07 pm  
Blogger Wandernut said...

Farked & Clare: Evil. So so evil. Developing a taste for snooty coffee is bad enough. If I do that with cookies, I'd be super broke in no time! Hahahaah!

9:53 am  

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