2012 Resolutions

Little Hainan Char Siew Rice

Little Hainan Char Siew Rice

It is now the 5th day of 2012. I am sure most of you out there would have made some New Year resolutions for 2012. You know, like improving your finances, get a better job, get better grades, be better organized, take a trip, yadda yadda. To be honest, there is no need to wait for the new year to have any resolutions. As a matter of fact, the best thing to do is to start your resolutions immediately. But seeing how we are having a change of years anyway, seems like the perfect time for it.

The problem, of course, isn’t making the resolutions. That is the easy part. The hard part is actually achieving them. So to help you guys, here is a video guide.

So what’s my resolution for 2012 you ask. Considering that I am the height of Michael Owen but weigh close to 1/10 of a metric ton, the obvious resolution to go for is to lose some damn weight. Hey I’ll let you know that I was once a slim fellow then I took an arrow to the knee (more like pasta, rice and burgers to the tummy). True story.

Here’s a fat cat for your enjoyment

I would be happy with a loss of 12kg in 1 year, making that a kilo a month. Sounds reasonable right? Until you realize that I write a freaking food blog! I write this blog not because it makes me money (it doesn’t) or because I want to be famous (I don’t) or because I want to express myself (seriously?), it is because I like to eat, dagnabbit!   And like a Chinese sensei told me once, things that taste good are not good for you!

Things like the Little Hainan’s Char Siew Rice. Mmmmm… yummy. Little Hainan is this quaint retro meets modern chic restaurant in the 3rd mile area in Kuching, serving your typical Chinese roast meats and the hainanese chicken.

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While the chicken is nice and all, the star billing must go to the char siew. They have one of the best, if not the best char siew in Kuching. The pork they use have a good amount of fat on it giving it a good rich taste to it. The leaner parts of the char siew are still succulent and tender. The glaze of the meat is beautifully coloured and the caramelization is just right and not overly charred like some places.

Served with chicken rice (cutely placed with 3 ice cream scoopfuls) and pickled cucumbers on the side, this is a dish that will make you come back and beg for more. To top it all off, they also have both curry sauce and stewed pork gravy (loh teng), just in case you prefer to drizzle some extra goodness on your rice like me.

Just talking about this makes my mouth water even though at the time of writing, I am pretty full. See my problem? I am way too passionate about food. But I definitely need to lose weight before I end up with a debilitating disease that forces me to change my diet even more. Hey! That might just be the motivating factor I need, lose weight so that I can eat whatever I want! Wish me luck folks.


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