Monday, January 14, 2008
Thai Pineapple Rice
I received a packet of Asian Home Gourmet's Thai Pineapple Rice ready made paste from a friend who returned from Singapore. She gave me a few other ready-made pastes too. Last week the pineapple was on-sales for $1 each, down from the usual $5 and thus I bought three of them. Thinking of just eating it fresh but then I remember I have a packet of pineapple rice paste that I needed to use, and therefore this dish was created.
This pineapple rice is selling for $9.99 at the M'sian restaurant here. Now I can just buy the paste and make it myself for less, the paste is selling for $1.69 in Denver and actually tasted very good. Furthermore, I can serve a family of four.
I wanted to present my pineapple rice in the pineapple shell because it is how it was presented in the restaurant. Little did I know, cutting out the pineapple fresh was not an easy task at all. Now I am wondering whether the restaurant charges more because of this extra work of preparing the pineapple shell for presentation?