Spicy Bakso

bakso
bakso

My mouth becomes watery every-time I look or even think about bakso. It is one of the most popular meals in Indonesia, it can be found anywhere from street vendors to restaurants. The type of bakso that I loved having was the one with full of flavors covered in red spice.

It’s a dish that has meatballs, noodles, chips, filled with delicious broth, there is variety in them, but it’s mostly spicy. Yet the one thing that I didn’t find westerners trying is the delicious bakso, simply because most westerners can’t eat spice, they could barely eat a spoon of the soup let alone the whole bowl ! As I am asian, spicy food was already part of our diet, and our body is accustomed to handle a wide variety of spices. Eating red hot chili peppers with our food is normal, yet to see a white person eat just one slice of chili is like comedy.

Our genetic makeup has designed our taste buds to be different from each geographical area. It’s also common that most asians will not find western food tasty, hence asian foods are popular abroad. Having spice lights up my senses, it’s strong smell hits the nose, it’s chemical reaction waters the mouth, it’s intensity jolts the mind, causes the eyes and nose to be runny, spicing up my experience.

Padma Lakshmi

padma-lakshmi-hotBeauty from the east, has graced the media spectacle of the west. It’s rare for women who are from a traditional background, to get into show business. Padma Lakshmi seems to have flowed through all this; physically gifted with beauty, but also having the right mentality. Modeling has specific criteria, like being tall, good body structure, facial features, luckily Lakshmi has all that. She is very tall, compared to south asians, she also has good body structure, and facial features which is rare among south asians, as they are not so photogenic.

The camera doesn’t encompass people with different physical structures, because the picture itself is two dimensional. A person can be very attractive in person, but the picture may not be photogenic, which is a challenge for photographers, cameras, and the media. Lakshmi is confident with herself, her image, and why shouldn’t she be. The scar on her right arm is not a deterrent but rather a intriguing story, her life, her legacy.

padmacarls

I noticed her when she did an ad for fast food. There are very few people in this world, that can make eating a burger look so sexy, no wonder fast food is dominating the whole world. Her coconut creamy smooth skin, her ‘good girl’ hair, and her soft seductive voice will make any man rattle. She has had plenty of men as well, and for her words seem to be wrapping her mind, as Salman Rushdie found out. Social status can get a guy like Rushdie to have a sexy gorgeous women like her.

Her latest picture below, showing her love of food. She is the host of ‘top chef’, she enjoys cooking and wrote several books.

Hope your Sunday was as good as mine…..#snackin 📷: @p_o_p_p_i_e

A post shared by Padma Lakshmi (@padmalakshmi) on