Orange food for Kingsday

To stick to the same orange theme as my Kingsday nails, this post will be about the (coincidental) all-orange snacks that I ate on Kingsday. As you can see, I didn't just overdo it with snacking during Easter. >_<

Oranje tompoucen (Dutch pastry with frosting)

First, we had bought a box of pastry with orange frosting (called in Dutch: tompoucen) from the frozen pasty brand Maitre Paul. After thawing, it tasted quite good. I kind of expected the puff pastry to be soggy and soft, but it remained crusty. The cream in between tasted very soft and velvety and the whip cream on top wasn't too sweet. I noticed that the height of the tompouce was shorter than normal, but this eased the eating.

maitre paul oranje tompoucen

maitre paul oranje tompoucen

Then, my little brother brought back another box of pasty, this time from the supermarket, Albert Heijn. I ate another tompouce. >_< This time, the frosting isn't looking as delicious as the previous one that I ate, but the orange color is closer to our country's royal orange color. I don't know if we had a bad box, but the cream in between has started to become crumbly. Due to that, it didn't taste very good.

Albert Heijn oranje tompouce

I think I will eat more orange tompoucen pretty soon, as we will for sure, see these sold in the supermarkets and stores again during the World Cup soccer. 

 Conimex oriental noodles - hot and spicy

This isn't traditional Kingsday food, but I happened to have bought two bags of Conimex oriental noodles in the flavor hot & spicy. It isn't very filling, but you should be able to survive an afternoon of treasure hunting at the open markets. It would also be perfect for people who had drank too much during Kingsnight and are having a hungover the next day.  

conimex oriental noodles - hot & spicy

They are noodles with the taste of chicken, red pepper, and lemon grass.

conimex oriental noodles - hot & spicy condiments

You get three bags of condiments: herbs, oil, and some dried vegetables.

The instructions in the back provides two ways of preparing it (no pots or pans required):
1. Dry noodles. Submerge the noodles and vegetables in a bowl with boiling water for 3 minutes, drain it, put it back in bowl, and mix it with the the two bags of herbs and oil.
2. Soup noodles. Put everything in a bowl and add 250 ml. of boiling water to it. Wait 3 min., stir it, and you are ready to eat.

I took the 2nd method (I think it is the laziest method. ^_^).

conimex oriental noodles - hot & spicy

Because my bowl is a bit small, I broke the noodles in two. 
conimex oriental noodles - hot & spicy with condiments

Then, I added the condiments on top.

prepared conimex oriental noodles - hot & spicy

This is the end result.

As you can see, the soups is very red-orange, fitting to the orange theme of this blog post. Although I was worried that it would be too spicy (I can't take spicy food at all), it was very mild. You could taste all of the three main components (chicken, red pepper, and lemon grass), but they aren't too overpowering. I once ate a dish with too much lemon grass in it and it made me (unreasonably) dislike everything with lemon grass in it. I actually quite liked the soup (I should really start eating more lemon grass dishes from now on ^_^) and the noodles were quite good, when you compare it with cup ramen that has the same preparing method (just adding boiling water).

I will blog about beauty very soon again, so don't worry, this hasn't turned into a food blog. 

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