Generally, I give in to my cravings a lot. Almost everyday. I’m also one of those lucky people who have a preference for healthier treats.
I hate wafers and crepes. But I love bread and froyo. And ice cream. And chocolate.
When it comes to sweets, it really depends. I generally don’t like something too sweet, including Japanese mochi. I like a hint of bitterness and texture to it, perhaps some adzuki beans to it or some green tea powder baked with it. I especially love sesame seeds, preferring the black version (even though the regular sesame seeds are healthier because the nutrients are still intact before they’re roasted into black).
I love almonds. I love all nuts. I go nuts once I dive into a bowl of cashews like I did during the Lunar New Year’s, when I visited my grandparents’ house and they have plenty of nuts on the guest table. I finished a huge pack of almonds I bought 3 days ago. And the week before I did the same, almonds gone within 3 days. Yes, I eat a high-fat diet. That’s the fact.
I also crave for watermelons these days, I don’t know why, maybe because the San Franciscan air is so dry these days. Well, we did get rains once in a few weeks, but it’s getting really cold here while my skin goes dry. Once I eat a dice of watermelon, suddenly the winter blues go away just for a second. And then they come back again. Oh well.
I used to can’t live without the crunchiness of a Gaia or Pink Lady apple a day. Or the juiciest and the biggest version of all – the Fuji apple. I know it’s weird to crave something so simple. But I generally surrender to my cravings. And I crave for normal stuff.
Well, if you want the unusual stuff, I love escargots. And seafoods. Oh my God don’t even get me started on seafood. I eat fish about twice a week, and last week I just had a big bowl of oysters. Last weekend I had dinner with a friend and we ate a big bowl of Korean pancakes that were cooked together with squids, scallops, and shrimps.
I would love some tofu and egg combination dish right now. Give me a big bowl and I can gorge it all down alone. But I want to share it with a fellow tofu and egg lover, my boyfriend.
Today, I gave in to my bread cravings. I ate a red bean bun today. and it’s not whole-wheat. Well, let’s see what I’ll be craving tomorrow… I certainly will satisfy it.