artery-clogging thai snacks

Thai deep fried pork rindThai deep fried ikan bilis mixbut they are so addictive you can’t stop munching ’em until the box is empty. The ikan bilis, which are local anchovies, are pretty huge and crispy. My lil sis didn’t even know those were deep fried pork rinds until I told her so! Hahaha.

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withering bubbles

de Sousa et Fils Blanc de Blancs 1996I prefer the NV Blanc de Blancs in magnum format – it was a lot fresher and livelier even though this 96 bottle was disgorged* simultaneously about the same time (different day if I remembered correctly?) as the NV. Don’t get me wrong though – this vintage 96 bubbly by de Sousa et Fils is mature and drinking beautifully with very very fine bubbles. Too bad there are very few bottles left lying around in Singapore these days.

*I’m assuming you know the difference between a non-vintage and vintage champagne.