Nata de Coco, that is!!
Anthony had the pleasure of going to an Asian grocery store on Friday
with his team, and he remembered my guilty, terrible pleasure:
gelatin coconut cubes in sugar water.
When we lived in Los Angeles, my favorite mom & pop grocery store
(Marina Farms, for those who live there - it's near Lincoln and Jefferson)
stocked these chewy little gems
and I remember distinctly a few months where they had none-
I think I may have been the reason they restocked,
if just to stop me from asking when they might be in again
each time I went in for onions or pomegranates.
Today has been a tough day on the stomach, and so I filled a cheerful glass
full of ice
and spooned a few cubes of the opaque delicacy, waiting five minutes or so for
a supreme drop in their temperature,
an extra firmness in their bite...
They were delicious and refreshing
and just as weird as I remember them to be...
More than anything, I love that Anthony saw the big jar and thought to bring them home to me - he's sweeter than coconut gelatin in syrup.
What's your weird food love?