stuff found at my parent’s house

June 30, 2009 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts



We’re at my mom’s house the last 2 days which means we get to eat comfort food like vegetables grown from my dad’s garden including spicy pork and rice wrapped in perilla leaves. It also means we get to eat things like frozen red bean pops, a favorite of ours because it’s not too sweet. Contrary to what you may think, Mark and I are not big ice cream eaters and I can count on 1 hand how many times I’ve had ice cream this year (the kids on the other hand…). Crazy, right? Obviously it’s not because we don’t like ice cream, we just don’t think to buy it when we’re at the store and Mark’s been too busy to make any.

Oh and this package of Fried Hard Tack? Have no idea what it is and have never seen it in their house before. Engrish at it’s best. I’m not really even tempted to open it. All I know from the package is that it’s “high quality and elegance” and that it’s meant to be enjoyed during my leisure time.

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  • mina June 30, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Interesting story about the “hard tack.” Oh the joys of I remember my mom telling me awhile ago that these crackers are actually modeled after the small breads soldiers used to eat. Their version was tiny and compact, but expanded when you added water. Guess that’s why they decided to call it “hard tack,” so the military men wouldn’t feel sheepish about buying it!

  • Jenna June 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

    wow, you actually know the story behind these. Thanks! That’s so interesting.

  • Jenna June 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Nice sleuthing, mina!

  • ChantaleP June 30, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Oh yikes! My parents used to buy those red bean pops too. They told me it would be “reflreshing”. Do you really like it? gah gah. Was like eating lint when I was a kid! lol. Whatever the hard tack is, let us know.

  • Jenna July 1, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Chantale, We do like it!! I guess you don’t? The kids love it too.