Thursday, October 21, 2010
1:12 chinese noodles, and an important announcement! ^ ^
this dish is supposed to be "Hor Fun", i don't know what it translates into cos i don't speak cantonese nor understand much of it. it's a one dish meal found in almost every coffee shop that has a 'zi char' stall, something like a mini restaurant kitchen (?) anyway, it's flat rice noodles cut into large square pieces, sauteed and served with a gooey starchy gravy with prawns, pork slices, leafy veges and sometimes fish cake + squid rings. my version has only the prawns, lean pork slices and veges cos those are my fave ingredients to go with it XD
ah well! lesson learnt! it was fun making all these items, so fast, and so easy on my hands too! i like working with ADC, now that i am getting the hang of it. furthermore i think it is a far better medium to work with when making chinese foods as the nature of the clay makes it easier for me to get the textures required than having to work on getting them in if i were to make these out of polymer clay. i'll try with PC another time, when i'm feeling brave.......
the noodles i made for the hor fun dishes were individually cut from a thinly flattened piece of dried clay. but i needed to make a different sort of noodles, and i really did not fancy rolling them out. for one, it would mean they would definitely be uneven, and although i have a clay extruder that claims to be able to extrude clay strands down to 0.6mm wide, my earlier experience with it tells me otherwise. it's definitely larger than 0.6mm wide, and i would need to mix up quite a bit of clay to get just a teeny bit extruded. so i went back to basics, and piped out the noodles.
as to the little thing i've been mentioning, oh, only 3-4 times so far...HAHAH! anyway! i've been invited to talk about minis at a public venue, and the details are somewhat finalized, but since they aren't officially announced yet, i didn't want to mention specifics! but i've signed stuff and i think it's confirmed, so for those who haven't yet met me and are keen on seeing what kind of weirdo i am in person, here's your chance! :X it should be on November 6th, a saturday afternoon....i'll update with details, and items i'll be taking with me, and a little about what i'll be talking about in another post :) i won't be selling anything there, but at least now you know why i've been working so hard on making more local fare!!! gee...2 more weeks and i haven't even finalized the pics and the script :X :X :X but i'm not worried, i am only too happy to listen to the sound of my own droning voice............................................OK NO I"M PANICKING NOW AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE *crazy eyes*