Then there are mornings that look much like today did:
Your eyes do not deceive you! Unless you thought it was a puffy white cloud condensed and trapped into a plastic container, then yes, your eyes are playing tricks.
That my friends, as I am sure many of us know, is a bao.
In the many years of blogging, it occurred to me that I have no pictures of baos. There are many instances where the bao has been mentioned. There are even pictures of bao heads dutifully protecting the faces of friends and
Why is that?
Well, for one, The HOchieS have been eating baos or 'pows' as we used to call them in Trinidad for as long as I can remember.
Therefore, taking a picture of a bao would be like taking a picture of my unflattering hand (incidentally a picture of that is forthcoming in the next blog I post! Stay tuned!) - something second nature that we have easy access to. The fact is, we never even order them at dim sum because why when we could order all the other things we probably get only at dim sum?
Do not misunderstand, we love baos! What's not to love, really? It's a sweetish bread filled with char siu pork amongst other things. We like our baos steamed and filled with pork but you can get it with chicken and if you're lucky, you can get one with custard. Yum!
I've even eaten a pizza bao during my trip to Japan. It was...odd. I probably hated it at that time but you know, maybe I could eat one of those again. Perhaps Cafe Zaiya might surprise me one day.
Always one to try to correct previous oversights, I present to you, Breakfast 2/10/2011.
As you will see though, I may have misrepresented or even misled some to believe they would be gazing upon a char siu bao. No, no. That's going to have to wait for another day because we did not eat one of those today.
Instead, we shared the behemoth you see before you - filled with pork in two varieties and half of a boiled egg.
It's bliss, I tell you! Anything filled with steamed pork, lapchongs and boiled eggs can be nothing but blissful.
So there you have it: the infamous breakfast bao.
Tomorrow there will be chobani yogurt for breakfast because as much as one would like to eat pork every morning and twice daily after that, sometimes a little yogurt is welcome as well.
Currently listening to: "The Life and Death of Kirby" by Insert Rupee (Benjamin Brigg, Halc) from the Overclocked Remix Album Heroes vs. Villains. If I could listen to this song every minute of the day, I would be in the same situation as the pork. I'd need to flavour it up by listening to something else.