so i met Est to get the azuki that i had specially asked her to get for me when i heard she was off holidaying in Tokyo. there's something about azuki or red-bean from Japan, that is absolutely amazing! i still remember how awesome it tasted when i was in Tokyo last year, and everytime someone says Japan, the one and only thing in my mind is AZUKI!
anyway, it's been a month since she was in Tokyo. with my busy travelling calendar last month, we didn't have a chance to meet earlier and she was quite seriously worried that the azuki she bought me had spoilt. there was an expiry date on the box that read, 09.11.14. I was quite confident that it was 09 Nov, 2014. while she didn't think that it was possible that the azuki could keep that long and was thinking it meant, 14 Nov 2009.
she bade me farewell, telling me to be careful about the azuki and got off the mrt at amk. i got off at yck, and while i waited for hubby to swing by to pick me up, i fought every instinct to rip open the package so that i could sample the azuki. but the longer i waited, the more the azuki called out to me until finally i gave in. (aiyar no surprise i know!)
helpless, i plonked myself down at the steps of the mrt station. ripped open the package, and oooohed at the gorgeous little green tea and strawberry dumplings of azuki.
i took a deep breath, bit into one, and let the sweet yet smoky taste of the air-flown azuki, linger on my tongue. with an ahhhhhhh, i swallowed that bite, smiled and took another!
who cared about the people around me who were staring with their mouths wide open at me? btw, it wasn't spoilt lah- it tasted soooooo soooooo good!
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