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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rusk, Nicole and Daval

now i owe daval, nicole's partner, a vegetarian spring roll. i got to like this toasted indian bread which unlike our own, is sweet without being drenched by sugar and margarine on top. the taste of rusk, as this bread is called, is just perfect, a perfect partner with cereal coffee and tea. even roxanne loved it on first bite. so in the coming days, i have to conjure a spring roll without meat. perhaps one with firm tofu, vermicelli. coriander, shitake mushrooms and egg will do. it all started when i told nicole, i'll make her some beef matarbak. then i realized it could be quite unfair without making a vegetarian counterpart. you see, with all the german meat-loving goodness that nicole is, so is her partner, daval, a vegetarian down-to-earth indian.  so who can beat a combination like that singing sweet music together for 10 months now. veggie roll for rusk. it's a good exchange.

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