Friday, December 30, 2005

槛榄 Olive

Junk food, anyone? This is one of my favourites.. preserved 槛榄. What is it called in English? Is it Preserved Olive?

Talking about 橄榄 reminds me of this song 《橄榄树》 by 齐豫:

不要问我从哪里来
我的故乡在远方
为什么流浪
流浪远方流浪
为了天空飞翔的小鸟
为了山间清流的小溪
为了宽阔的草原
流浪远方流浪
还有还有
为了梦中的槛榄树, 槛榄树……

23 comments:

Jellyfish said...

too sour....
kenot tahan :P

Cynthia said...

damn! jellyfish first

er.. i ve seen alot of olive here, but never tried this one b4

Jellyfish said...

kekeke... cynthia... me 1st.. just 14 seconds earlier than u :P

eh.. chen...
since when u have the habit of getting the foods out of the container, then nicely stacked them up as a hill and macro shot them one? :P:P

dino said...

preserved olive?? how is the taste??

FH2O said...

yeah i love these 'ka na'.

chew the flesh and then spit the (sharp) seed at robin when he comes charging!
(he very mad liaow after the double-hats pic posting!)

FH2O said...

jellyfish said u r sick? suddenly the sotong is very mischevious!

Get well soon for Happy New Year! Take Care!

Winn said...

har? i tot it looks like potato at first . hehe

anyway. how to eat this thingy?

is this part of the dressing ppl use for vege salad?

Robin said...

Highly salted preserved foods are associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer in areas of the world where these foods are consumed regularly. The specific components that may be carcinogenic have been identified. The commercial manufacturing methods used for salt-preserved and salt-pickled foods are different in the different countires where their consumption is associated with cancer.

fish fish said...

Dear Dr Chen, wish you a happy new year. ^_^ ( a bit early I know. :P )

Robin said...

May 2006, the year of the Fire Dog, brings you joy, happiness, love, good luck and lots of money!

Happy Holidays!

Wilson said...

Hi Doc, happy new year 2006

Chen said...

jellyfish,
This one is not sour lah..
I have this habit of shooting picture of food several months back, at least more than half a year ago.
Just that I keep those picture as my personal collection and didn't post up loh..
But since I see u post a lot of pict like this , I also ikut sama the trend loh... fun mah :D

Cynthia and Dino,,
There are several types of preserved olives, right?
Some are sweet, some are a bit bitter, some are sour, some are bitter sweet sour etc etc..
This one is nice.. mixture of bitter and sweet :)

fh20,
muahhaha.. good idea..
But this olives I bought have no seeds.. I mean they deseed all the olives already with machine..
So, easier to eat :D

Well, I did feel unwell yesterday night;
Having headache and slight fever..
Took two tablets of panadol and slept for few hours after I came back from work.
Today I'm okay already and continue working as usual :)

Thanks for your new year wishes. Happy New Year 2006 to u and your family as well.

Winn,
Hah? potato pulak..
very easy, just pop it straight into the mouth --> chew ---> swallow :P
nope, the one used for salad is different..

Robin,
Wooo.. someone is very health conscious..
As long as eat in small or moderate amount is alright..
Or else we can't eat anything at the end of the day if we follow everything strictly..
Rule of Thumb : Don't overconsume.

Thanks for your new year wish. Happy New Year to u and your family and all your doggies :)

fish fish
Thanks.. Selamat Tahun Baru to u as well..
I dunno how to wish Happy New Year in Bahasa Jepun :P

Chen said...

Wilson,
Thanks, Happy New Year to u as well :)

Winn said...

get will soo chen..dun eat so much olive oso they create fever oneeee...

Happie new year to you :)

Chen said...

Winn,
Thanks... Very "kam tung" :)
Happy New Year to u and all your konco or "Ma Chai".. err.. should be "Kao Chai" :D

Cynthia said...

Dr.. you look after yourself.. get well. dont bring the bugs over new year! touch wood..

hug hug!!

Chen said...

cynthia,
Thanks for your concern.
I'm well already lah.. :D
Hug Hug back :)

day-dreamer said...

Besides kanna, my grandma also calls this gu sai.

Hahahahahhahaha!

Chen said...

day dreamer,
hah? gu sai?
what dialect is that? :D

listen to this nice song first ..
不要问我从哪里来
我的故乡在远方
为什么流浪
流浪远方流浪
为了天空飞翔的小鸟
为了山间清流的小溪
为了宽阔的草原
流浪远方流浪
还有还有
为了梦中的槛榄树, 槛榄树……

izchan said...

Its always about food with you eh ... :)

Chen said...

Izchan,
Cos food is something that everyone likes..
And further more, We live to eat, NOT eat to live :P

day-dreamer said...

Gu sai as in the Hokkien dialect. LOL! It's supposed to be a joke.

By the way, isn't the song sang by Sun Yanzi??

Chen said...

day dreamer,
terrible lah u..
I thought what the heck is gu sai earlier on..
kakkaka... now I get it :D

This song ah.. 橄榄树 by 齐豫. Another famous song of her is 船歌.
I don't or hardly listen to the new songs by the new generation singers :D
Prefer the singers from the 80's :P