My hope of eating healthier food and saving my meager intern allowance, and well, stop gaining weight has led to my effort of packing lunch to work. And this is what I came up with:
Lunch box idea #1 – vermicelli with shredded cucumber, tomatoes, and a hard boiled egg, topped with ‘rou jiang’ (meat paste?) mixed with sesame oil, light soy sauce and sprinkled with spring onions. No ginger, because I was lazy to peel off its skin and shred my ginger finely.
When mixed with the vermicelli and meat paste, the cucumbers give the whole thing a refreshing crunch despite having being stored in a lunch box for 5 hours. It also adds to the volume of the whole thing, so I feel like I’m eating a little more. The thought helps me last till dinner. Lol. The meat paste gives it a savoury taste so at least, I don’t feel like a cow eating grass throughout lunch. I really like the combination of the three.
As for the tomatoes, I added them in because to give me that extra boost of vitamins (or maybe just to make me feel like the meal is healthier). After all, tomatoes are awesome in a sense that they do not need to be cooked, hold their shape, and don’t turn yellow like leafy greens – which makes them perfect for sandwiches too I guess.
I prefer soft boiled eggs, but in this case, hard would be the way to go. The eggs give me a break from all the crunch from the vermicelli and sour tomatoes when I feel like biting into something softer, more protein-like, and feels more substantial.
Guess I’m not very good at describing food – my taste palates usually talk to my brain directly. But overall, I thought this was a satisfying lunch. Well, satisfying, as long as your colleague doesn’t eat Kolo Mee in front of you =P