Sunday, August 07, 2011

Of Stockpiles

Every Malaysian expatriate I know does this. You know you do.

Every time I make a trip back, I 'import' a stash of foodstuff into the US. And in fortified pantry of our home, much much more priceless than jewellery, or our legal documents, is my stockpile of Malaysian food.

My precious stash of spices, sauces and pastes from half a world away. A feeble attempt for the tastebuds to experience the homeland. A temporary means of treating homesickness.

And my wife knows better than to mess around with my stuff. She can mess around with my Porsche. My cellphone. The LCD HDTV, or my computer. But this, this is out of bounds.And so, I made dinner the other day. Was craving some Portugese fish curry. And so, I put on my chef's apron, got the fish out of the freezer, and went into the pantry to get My Precious.

Only to read:

I did the only honorable thing. The right thing. After all, I'm a doctor, and health is important to me.

I ate it.

(no diarrhea or food poisoning, so far. Just don't tell my wife about the expiration date)


Blogger pilocarpine said...

hahaha... 9 out 9 people would do the same... =)

6:52 AM  
Blogger huajern said...

haha. Did the same when I was a medical student in India.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous nila said...

4 years later? lol

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did it taste good?

4:19 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

Tasted pretty damn good, still.
Like wine, these things only get better with age, haha

8:11 PM  
Blogger iml said...

Desperate times call for desperate measures!

4:04 AM  
Blogger iml said...

If the pack had been in my fridge I would have done the same.

4:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HOARD these things like crazy. But being paranoid, I have a Post-It note in my "Msian Food" compartment of my kitchen that lists down the expiry date of each item, so I consume that particular item first :P Next to expire - cincalok.

6:41 AM  
Anonymous ron said...

good to know someone in the medical profession is doing this...and i shall bookmark this remind myself and my wife...its OK not to throw them out.

2:59 AM  

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