Monday, 12 May 2008

My first taste of frog legs, a birthday and me!

It's my birthday today!

And it's the last one that starts with a two. Although my dad just texted me to say I am creeping ever closer to the big 4-zero... which makes me feel a bit better - that's ages away! ;)

It is a beautiful day here in Brighton - and it's been a gorgeous weekend. I went up to Liverpool to meet with my family for a couple of days - we went on the Magical Mystery Tour, had drinks in the Cavern Club, and I tried frog legs for the first time in a Vietnamese restaurant!

Fried Frog Legs with VERY garlic butter!

They were so good - I would definitely have them again. In fact, I will probably go looking for them!! I'm not sure I agree with the ubiquitous 'chicken' flavour that is often attributed to them. Although there was a lot of garlic in this dish! The flavour was delicate and not-quite-meaty. And I would describe the texture as more prawnlike than chicken. Either way, yum yum YUM!

And just in case you were wondering who the lassie behind the kittie is - here's a pic of me at Penny Lane!

I've decided go public/personal with my blog - I might even upload a proper profile pic sometime soon! And then I'll tell my folks about it ;)

Anyway, my mum came back down to Brighton with me, it's 27c out there and the beach is calling. Time for some birthday sushi in the sun!

Hope you're all having as good a day as I am!

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Frantic Home Cook said...


Happy Bday!!! Looks like a great day. I had frog legs growing up a lot and to me, they tasted just like chicken. (Doesn't everything?)


P.S. - What a cute pic of you!

Peter M said...

Kittie, again Happy Birthday, have a fabulous day and I must're gutsy when it comes to food.

I have yet to eat frog's legs and I'm not one to be upstaged by a caber-tossin' lassie!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Kittie! Happy Birthday! Frog legs? I admit, that is not what I want for my birthday! Great to see a photo of you! Have a wonderful day!!

Anonymous said...

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mimi said...

lovely happy birthday!! i so want to try frog legs, glad you liked them so much!

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! I'm very jealous of the frog legs. Hope you're having a blast!

Heather said...

Oi, happy birthday to you! You're really gorgeous and sexah, you know that (that's your present from me)? I have never had frogs' legs (and escargot only once). Very brave!

Psychgrad said...

Happy birthday Kittie!

I'll have to add frog legs to my "try before I die" list.

kittie said...

Thanks Francie! I'd love to do a taste test of all the different things that are supposed to taste like chicken... well, except us of course :-S

Cheers Peter - not so much up-staged as out-eaten ;)

Honestly Gretchen - not maybe what I would've chosen in advance but definitely worked out well in ticking off my things to eat list!

lemontartlet - ha ha ha - You made me laugh. Out loud. In the office!

mimi - thanks, and you definitely should!

Cheers deborah - it was a lovely day!

Thanks for my present Heather - much appreciated! I've yet to try escargot... though I'm a bit scared of snails, so not sure if I'll ever manage that one!

PyschGrad - I now have just 364 days left for my 'things to do/eat or see before I'm 30' list! Going to have to get a move on ;)

Jeff said...

Happy birthday.

Frog Legs are one of those killer grandma dishes I always love to eat for sentimental reasons.

zlamushka said...

you never had frogs legs? Pretty good, eh? oh, happy b-day, lovely 16 :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kittie, nice to see you and I adore frog legs- it's certainly not easy to describe them.

now i have the penny lane song stuck in my head


Kavs said...

Heya Kittie,
A belated "Selamat Hari Jadi"! (err, that's happy birthday in Malay)...

This version of frog legs looks deceivingly like chicken drummets - I'm actually tempted to give it a second go cos my foray into amphibian cuisine was a chinese soy sauce style stir fry which yuckingly tasted like seaweed...

Bellini Valli said...

Happy belated birthday Kittie:D Sounds like you had a great day!!