an after dinner snack.

8 Jun

on sunday night i went out for dinner and a beer with my colleague mr. s – it was a nice quiet close to what was a weekend that could rival some of the best ones from my early 20s. (in the words of my husband: “i’m too old for this shit.”)

anyway, after dinner mr. s wanted to get what i can only guess is an indian after dinner snack.  it’s some kind of grain thing, with edible tin foil on top and wrapped in a leaf.  the street vendor puts spices, honey and rainbow sprinkles on top.  yummers?

here it is:

the before

the after

i tried this snack for the first time about a month ago and what  mr. s had forgotten to tell me at the time is that you’re not really supposed to swallow it.  kids, it doesn’t taste very good if you do – kind of like licorice attacked your insides. with a dull hacksaw.

mr. s tried to tell me what this snack was called during the first encounter, but i couldn’t understand him. so after a couple tries at the name i just gave up and nodded complacently…and now i still don’t know what it’s called.

so this sunday when we stopped by the vendor of this  mysterious after dinner snack, i kindly declined a taste and opted instead to take pictures.  while it doesn’t taste good, it sure looks pretty.

4 Responses to “an after dinner snack.”

  1. A.A.B. (auntie angie baby) June 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    So you don’t swallow it? aka you chew it up and then spit it out? and this looks pretty? what have you done with my Al….where is she….who is this….EW

    • heyitsmeal June 9, 2011 at 12:07 am #

      i am finding beauty in the chaos. or in this case, the order of this street vendor’s stand…

      they spit everything out here. they also pee wherever they want.

      don’t come visit – the best advice i can give you.


  2. Hannah June 9, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    One day when the boss get hungry
    Guess who’s gon’ be on the plate

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