Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Of very non-halal quiches and an honorary Makan Club member



bacon and mushroom quiche by fbb

Our Makan Club has thrived on the diversity of tastes of the various members. And sometimes, looks can be quite deceiving. For instance, it would be wrong to assume that the only person with Indian blood in the Makan Club would have a high tolerance for all things spicy. On the contrary, most of the Makan Club members put me to shame when it comes to eating food with chilli.


The members of the Makan Club consist of people who work at my office. Not because we're snobs. Far from it. It is merely for the convenience of travelling together to a food destination. So when Smokin' SOB informed me one day that he would be leaving the firm for "greener pastures" (I am unsure if the pastures are indeed greener, for what could be more joyful than working in our beloved firm? ---> Boss Man, please take note of apple polishing), I was unsure what our future as the Makan Club would hold. It was certainly an unprecedented move for the Makan Club. As a founding member, I didn't want to delete Smokin' SOB's name from the list. It would feel so final.


Several farewell parties had been thrown in honour of Smokin' SOB. One such party was held last weekend...a sort of potluck party (where most of the food was purchased rather than cooked at home! Accountants are busy people too)...and to redeem myself for not cooking, I decided to impress the group with only the best dish. Thankfully, Fatboybakes came to mind; he suggested a very non-halal bacon and mushroom quiche and I immediately agreed. After all, it is virtually impossible to get a good, very non-halal quiche here, and I knew my friends loved very non-halal food. The quiche was amazing! Baked with oodles of chopped bacon and mushrooms in a buttery base, its texture was fluffy and smooth at the same time due to the use of cream rather than milk and it made all the difference in the world. Certainly worth every cent of the RM60 that I paid.


Fatboybakes takes orders, so drop him an email if you ever want to impress your friends. I'm sure he wouldn't mind if you passed off his pie or quiche as yours either. Pop it into the oven and let the scent envelope your home. Aaah...better than any room fragrance!


Smokin' SOB


Smokin' SOB - thank you for being a friend and a confidante. The man at our regular tea stall will miss your taunting. I shall miss my German beer "kaki", my punching bag, and your car. The office will be quiet without your loud expletives. Okay, that's a good thing. :-) And I shall probably be less drunk without you! Hmmm. Is it me, or does this seem good too? Sigh. There goes the only negative influence in my life.


Call us if you're ever hungry, dude!


32 comments:

Coketai said...

I can fell that your entries in the pass one weeks are a little bit....how should I say, a little bit down!! When all the people you knew are leaving for whatever reason, we always feel down! I travel a lot and I can know what is this will look like but anyway eat more good food, write more food review....may be thing will change back to normal.

Have a nice day and expecting more and more yummy food review from you.

LY.Tai

sc said...

well LL, though he left as a colleague, you have gained a buddy for life. and that's worth cheering for :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

coketai: haha...I guess one can't control the sequence of events in one's life. I have loads of food reviews to write, and even more work at the office to handle at this point. :-) Thanks coketai...and you have a nice day too. :-)

sc: buddy for life ar? hmmmmm. maybe hor. he still owes me a makan treat. heehee.

Tummythoz said...

Losing close proximity to a leng-chai? A sad sad occasion indeed.
On d other hand, look at that quiche! Drooolzz.

tigerfish said...

At first glance (the crust was not obvious till I scrolled down), I thought it was oyster omelette (oh-jian, or oh-lua...whatever it is called...hahahh!

fatboybakes said...

my dear, your superb photography would make even a pock marked balding woman with broken teeth and and wart on nose look like aisywara rai.

but i am glad you enjoyed the quiche. your colleague looks very familiar. advertisement model ah?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

tummythoz: Where's da leng chai? :-P (btw, he's available) On the other hand, the quiche was to die for. You must try. Then again, you already know how good FBB's food is.

tigerfish: oyster omelette??!? aiyoh!! wait I tell FBB....hahaha...!

fbb: no lar....the quiche looked superb. Everyone was in awe when they saw it. My colleague looks like ad model??? muahahahah. so farny. but i guess he's kinda cute, hor. somemore he's available. ;-) Do i sound like i'm pimping him??

Precious Pea said...

He's available? How old? Stay where? I can heaps of girls to intro. Hahaha.

Yummy, quiche loooks yummy...from FBB, confirmed yummy.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha its inevitable..ppl come ppl go..now stop slacking and go eat more food! wahahaha..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

precious pea: 1. Yes. 2. 30. 3. KL. (he's soooo gonna kill me!)

joe: let me enjoy my misery a little longer lar. :-P Who said I stopped eating? hehe.

barbie said...

Smoking SOB, all the best to you in your new pasture. Think of us when u encounter good food! :p

MeiyeN said...

all da best to your working buddy! no deny, fbb's creation is yummy! though i didn't manage to sample his home-cooked food da other day but da cake that i ordered from him earlier this year was good enough to give thumbs up for him! :D

teckiee said...

ohh didnt know ffb take order for pies as well.

Jackson said...

Hehe.. i tried his quiche before!! U make me craving for it nw

jason said...

Oh, darn me. All this time I thought that Smokin' SOB is a... err... female >_<;

Don't kill me plss... :P

p/s: Hope that cheer up your day for a while.

Say, when can we have our tummy pampered with FBB's creations again? :D

Sze said...

why are non-halal quiches so hard to come by? the ham seems easily subsitutable (if there's such a word)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

barbie: put that way, sounds like he's a cow or a sheep. Never seen a smokin' cow. I know you'll miss him.

meiyen: more endorsement for fbb, eh? He shud just go fulltime into this la.

teckiee: fbb can do anything one. don't pray pray ar.

jackson: 60 bucks will get you to quiche heaven.

jason: aah, you saw the pic of him in the skirt, izzit? :-P (*ouch* sorry smokin' SOB!)

sze: most bakeries/makan places serve halal quiches. Non-halal ones are usually available at home when mummy (or in the case of fbb - daddy) makes it.

Big Boys Oven said...

I use to have quiches while i was abroad but great ton know someone is making good ones in KL. Then I don't need to dish one out!

Hey do feel to drop by my new food blog at www.havefoodwilltravel.blogspot.com

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

big boys oven: good to have alternatives, eh?

Okie, will visit ur new blog. :-)

jason said...

Lyrical Lemongrass: LOL~~!

The Cooking Ninja said...

That quiche sure looks delicious. Sorry you lost one of your makan buddies.

Chef Erik said...

All the food on your blog looks yummy!!

wmw said...

Cheer up...he's actually only a phone call away you know? See ya soon!

Precious Pea said...

Name, tel, add pls

WokandSpoon said...

Great photo of the quiche! And did I see that you like German beer as well! yum!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

the cooking ninja: it tastes really good!

chef erik: thank for visiting, and thanks for the compliment. :-)

wmw: thanks. *hugs*

precious pea: why don't I just introduce him to you? :-P
He's still in KL, after all.

wokandspoon: love german beer! next time u come here, we go minum together, k. :-D

Kenny Mah said...

German beer! German beer! :D

WokandSpoon said...

Hehe - don't tempt me - I'm already drinking way too much German beer than my chubby tummy can handle ;-)

Precious Pea said...

huh? He moving to somewhere?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

kenny: so...when r we going for a Paulaner? :-P

wokandspoon: haha. well, it's good stuff, so who cares abt the tummy, eh? :-P

precious pea: he's moving to a different job, but he's still here in KL. Still interested? :-P

k.t.x said...

shit, i love german beer too, but hv kinda migrted to stout lately.

u wont believe the amount of 'fermented malted-barley' i consumed in 'barley'...... lol.

no, i aint an alkoholik..lol.

Sze said...

i'm an idiot. when i said non-halal i was thinking halal. too pork-focused.