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chin_wan
12-06-2006, 11:27 AM
Let me start with mine. I don't buy sugar. My wife and I have never had the need to use sugar at home. We usually use those 3-in-1 pack for drinks and doesn't seem to need it for cooking.

So what is your quirks?

Firefly
12-06-2006, 12:40 PM
Wife do marketing...all the fresh wet stuff...:D but me, all the dry stuff. ie carrfour stuff. Only thing I don't buy is Ajnomoto.

alexhay
12-06-2006, 01:57 PM
Same here...no Ajinomoto for me...:)

mon
12-06-2006, 02:33 PM
I don't mind adding some ajinomoto flavour but very minimal, to my cooking. Sigh..can't remember the last time I cooked. Anyway, my quirk is, I stock up lotsa can food for my doggies. Sometimes I find nothing for myself to eat, but my doggies will never be without food. Hehe...just kidding la. My mum buys me lotsa korean noodles and home made chilies etc but usually she would have to take them back when she comes to check on my kitchen and realizes that I've been keeping them for way too long. Haha!

Altho I don't cook that often, I have the biggest fridge in the world. My mum thinks I'm nuts but I cannot stand storing stuffs in my fridge before washing them with water. And I mean just about anything that has had contact and touched by others. A bag of chips or a can of milk even. Phobia. Needless to say, my monthly water bill is not cheap. I guess I picked up this quirk after touching some sticky gunk on some food wrappers leftover by the cashiers.

Another of my pain in the neck quirky behaviour is, I would keep 2 insecticides in every corner of my house, I told myself I would never allow myself to be chased by those flying cockroaches ever again! And true enough, they heard me.

sakaibear
12-06-2006, 02:42 PM
wah mon....like that u eat out everyday?? not healthy leh....

mon
12-06-2006, 02:46 PM
Not everyday la. Like 5 days in the week? Hehe...I make salads more lately (like so healthy) without the need to 'start the fire' or use the wok. My longkang is so health conscious nowadays, sometimes he would just resort to eating bread and etc etc etc... :D

wanmei
12-06-2006, 03:44 PM
I seldom cooked... eat outside more often.Lunch consist of Hakka Lui Cha 3 to 4 times a week(organic shop) but my dinner .....Whoiyoh....eat like a horsey...not healthy...fried this and that! to balance it...u know... YING YANG :D
At supermarket...buy organic vege a must...cheaper leh then auntie in pasar. Choy sam/pak choy etc rm1.80 - 3.oo. I dun used Aji cause I can get it free outside ma...I save money on sugar, I buy only telur kampung but I hates to wash the Sh**t from the shell...yuck! I used sea salt on my cooking. I put everything in my fridge and I tend to forget what i put in it. That make me buying more.(I have 4 box/carton of sea salt in the freezzer).I used liquid aminos to subs soy sauce.
I feed my garden(throw) with leftover fruits/vege,Coke,Guinness malta

wanmei
12-06-2006, 03:46 PM
My longkang is so health conscious nowadays, sometimes he would just resort to eating bread and etc etc etc... :D

Hi mon....err...your's longkang ahh or your Loo kong :confused: :D

chin_wan
12-06-2006, 04:05 PM
All you health concious freak...I love Ajinomoto! Whenever I see hawkers or food that say MSG free, I stay away. Come on! You live to eat man! Not eat to live...I have yet to see any confirmed medical report that says MSG is bad for you.

sakaibear
12-06-2006, 06:32 PM
All you health concious freak...I love Ajinomoto! Whenever I see hawkers or food that say MSG free, I stay away. Come on! You live to eat man! Not eat to live...I have yet to see any confirmed medical report that says MSG is bad for you.


i so agree with you mate. LIVE TO EAT!!!! i stand by that principle till the day i am six feet under or turned into a bowl of ashes (modernization) :P

Firefly
12-06-2006, 08:33 PM
When you have little left on top then it's too late to worry. :D

Sasha
12-06-2006, 08:40 PM
MSG intolerance is not uncommon. If i consume food that has excessive amounts of MSG, i suffer from teribble numbing on my face and arms, as well as headache.
I am not the only one who suffers these symptoms, i hv another friend in Australia who gets the same problem when she consumes even small amounts of it.
As i see it, if a chef requires MSG to flavor his cooking, he isnt much of a cook then. A good cook doesnt need MSG to serve delicious food.

wanmei
12-06-2006, 08:57 PM
who invented MSG :confused: Japanese ah?? But they dunn used it in cooking ehh...!! maybe a plot to get us botak quickly !!

ghj
13-06-2006, 12:38 AM
who invented MSG :confused: Japanese ah?? But they dunn used it in cooking ehh...!! maybe a plot to get us botak quickly !!

:eek: I heard of that too...During secondary school by one of my teachers They know it is not good that's why they wun use it themselves but they sell it to others...

mon
13-06-2006, 01:19 AM
Hmm...is there any scientific authentication to proof that msg causes botakness? I've heard of that too. Anything excessive will be bad and harmful to the body anyway.. If someone consumes large quantity of msg daily, I won't be surprised if that someone would have some health problems as a result of that. And that might lead to worries, stress, anxieties, diseases even...which eventually could result in immoderate hair loss.

evecyanide
13-06-2006, 07:54 AM
As i see it, if a chef requires MSG to flavor his cooking, he isnt much of a cook then. A good cook doesnt need MSG to serve delicious food.

Put it this way. It's a quick way to put flavour in your food. Instead of having to cook till all the juices or flavour comes out, some people would rather just include a dash of ajinomoto in their cooking and walla, nice tasty food :) Ajinomoto is salty. Salty food, I like :D

Firefly
13-06-2006, 08:33 AM
Them japs do use a lot of it themself. if you were to go thru their processed food labels, msg is in there.

Talking of msg, it's in our processed foods...just look at any of the chips, crispies and similar stuff, Canned stuff like them tuna and etc...even our local instant meat...every single one of them instant noodle. Almost all of it have msg.

Sasha
13-06-2006, 08:52 AM
MSG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monosodium_glutamate)

If msg reacts to stimulate certain receptors in the taste buds, i wonder which that would be, for sweet or salty? As, i know, msg tends to be on the sweetish side, more than salty.

evecyanide
13-06-2006, 09:29 AM
Eh... dunno wor but for me it's salty-ish.. :eek:

Firefly
13-06-2006, 09:38 AM
Taken from Wikipedia...


Monosodium glutamate, sodium glutamate, flavour enhancer 621 EU food additive code: E621. HS code: 29224220. (IUPAC names: 2-aminopentanedioic acid, 2-aminoglutaric acid, 1-aminopropane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid), commonly known as MSG or Vetsin, is a sodium salt of glutamic acid. MSG is a food additive, popularly marketed as a "flavour enhancer". In its pure form, it appears as a white crystalline powder; when dissolved in water (or saliva) it rapidly dissociates into free sodium and glutamate ions (glutamate is the anionic form of glutamic acid).


Since it dissociates to sodium in contact with water, it should be more salty then sweet.

While looking at the writeup firefly came across something interesting....



Like the other alkali metals, sodium metal is a soft, light-weight, silvery white, reactive metal. Owing to its extreme reactivity, it occurs in nature only combined in compounds, never as a pure elemental metal. Sodium metal floats on water and reacts with it violently, releasing heat and flammable hydrogen gas, and forming a solution of the strong base sodium hydroxide.

When the soduim seperates from the glutamate, the sodium as written above becomes sodium hydroxide. which is....


Sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also known as lye or caustic soda, is a caustic metallic base. It is widely used in industry, mostly as a strong chemical base in the manufacture of pulp and paper, textiles, drinking water, and detergents. Worldwide production in 1998 was around 45 million tonnes. Sodium hydroxide is also the most common base used in chemical laboratories


So what we end up eating is SOAP!!!!or washing detergent!!!!! :eek:

siewjang
13-06-2006, 12:08 PM
I don't buy MSG but I do have a bottle of maggie chicken stock concentrate to enhance soups (certain soups only). They claim that their product does not contain any MSG. I'll take their word for that. Anyway, i do believe in moderation and not going overboard. Won't die right?

I believe many ppl is using oyster sauce for stir fried vege. But do you know that they contain MSG too?

I don't fancy too much of deep fried dishes hence using extra virgin olive oil is affordable to me.

wanmei
13-06-2006, 12:55 PM
I don't fancy too much of deep fried dishes hence using extra virgin olive oil is affordable to me.

some olive oil co altered extra virgin with some cheap mix and coloring to deceive/mislead consumer-it this true??

ghj
13-06-2006, 12:57 PM
My family never use rice cooker to cook rice for a very long time, we usually put the rice in a round tray and then steam it until it is *Cooked*

evecyanide
13-06-2006, 12:59 PM
My mil cooks her rice the traditional way in a pot, where halfway thru have to throw away the water... tastes pretty different some how or rather... sedap :p

siewjang
13-06-2006, 01:19 PM
My mil cooks her rice the traditional way in a pot, where halfway thru have to throw away the water... tastes pretty different some how or rather... sedap :p
Care to elaborate the step by step? I've read it some where by throwing away the water, it will reduce the starch in the rice and of course more healthy for us.

evecyanide
13-06-2006, 02:08 PM
Mil did mention something about the starch, I think. I'll have to check it out and I'll let you know k? :)

bm007snr
13-06-2006, 09:40 PM
What makes my household unique ?
My parents quarrel alot... and it started since i was super young..
My dad throws and breaks furniture, cutlery, etc...

Khool huh?
Well... the funny thing is, i actually see this as something beneficial to me and if i can change this unique feature of my household (which is slowly fading due to dad's old age), i wouldn't because it has actually mould a smarter me. LoL.




As you can see... problems like this ain't really problems to me.
There is only ONE problem in life that i cannot solve.
Why? Because this problem affects my problem-solving ability.
I definitely appreciate help in this matter and i'd like to explain it to everybody one day (if anybody's willing to listen. LoL)

Sasha
13-06-2006, 09:59 PM
Hi bm... It seems we hv something in common, except my 'homewrecker' was my mother. Yes, she was the one who threw things around and broke everything she laid her hands on. My father was the receiving end usually, trying to dodge all those flying objects. That was many many years ago, they're already divorced. My sis was very young and she suffered psychologically.

:) One day, we will exchange thoughts .

bm007snr
13-06-2006, 10:35 PM
Yeah we will.
&
Yeah i'm ok with it... but i'm not sure how it has affected my lil brother. LOL

:D

evecyanide
14-06-2006, 07:55 AM
That was many many years ago, they're already divorced. My sis was very young and she suffered psychologically.

My parents got divorced when I was going thru SRP. It was hell for my bros and me. I grew up being a troubled child with only 'anger' in me. I blamed them for wrecking MY life. Anyway, about a year ago, I grew up and I saw that it wasn't really their fault and in my heart, I forgave them. I now get along with both my parents. The only thing is, no mention of dad when with mum, and nuthin bout mum, to dad...

chin_wan
14-06-2006, 08:22 AM
SRP....boy, we're old!

evecyanide
14-06-2006, 08:25 AM
I know! LOL :D