January 21, 2002
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Oh! What a Mee Siam!

Baby corn in Singapore is much tastier (and seemingly much fresher) than the baby corn available in the US. This seems odd; is maize grown outside the Americas? I've never see baby asparagus before.

Singapore groceries were great fun. I took this shot while preparing my fantasia on Mee Siam: I added fish balls for good measure, and because I wasn't going to get a chance to have famous West Coast fish balls if I didn't sieze the moment.

Other memorable kitchen moments included The Complete Chicken, the exploding Wok heater, the emergency spaghetti sauce with Thai peppers, and "what do you do with a dragon fruit, anyway"?