Sunday, 18 April 2010
Energizer bunny food - 飯團 rice ball もち米おにぎり
This is what they must feed the Energizer bunny.
When I know the time that I'll be able to take my next meal is more than seven or eight hours later (which is often the case, especially when I anchor), this is what I eat - fantuan (飯團) - rice ball made with chewy, glutinous rice, wrapped around fried bread, scrambled egg with spring onions, shredded dried pork, crunchy stir-fried turnip. Yuuum. Glutinous rice takes a long time to digest, so it continuously gives me energy and I don't get hungry or tired, unless I eat too much of it.
Fantuan is typically eaten during breakfast here, but you can still get it at some 24-hour breakfast shops. I got this at the breakfast shop behind FTV, and the lady was especially generous yesterday. Her rice balls are usually really big to begin with, but she made a gigantic one for me this time. I wasn't quite sure how to eat it, but I managed to finish it and had a hard time staying awake afterwards...
I love fantuan. It's one of my favorite foods.