There are some current news that I’ve been pondering upon for the past two days, besides the credit crunch (it’s not yummy). With some speculating this as the Greater Depression, I think the word tsunami will be more appropriate. It’s bad enough that everyone’s uncertain about the next paycheque, yet we still hear and see of violence from the world around us.
For example, in Mumbai, where massacres are still taking place in various locations including 5-star hotels and has currently taken over a hundred lives, both local and foreign. Until the gunmen are identified and the cause is confirmed, I shall not point fingers nor should I proclaim peace for it doesn’t mean anything, anymore. So much for putting up that cute, victory sign in every photo, eh?
And there’s the besieging of the Suvarnabhumi airport by anti-government protestors, demanding the resignation of the current prime minister and his government. The interesting part being the three very much interlinked, interdependent parties involved in this confusing coup d’etat namely the government, the military and the protestors, all possessing their very own stands and beliefs. This is more than just about the delays and cancellation of flights. It’s the future of the country and the lives of the everyday Thai that we should be concerned of. I pray that there’ll be no bloodshed before an agreement is reached.
What pained me even more is that I’ve visited both the countries this year and they stood before me as promising, optimistic and beautiful.
What has become of the human spirit? Is it now in its most farking valiant and gallant?
I like MOS Burger’s campaigns. Green, warm and happy. MOS stands for Mountain, Ocean and Sun. All the things one needs, really.
Oyako Rice Burger (S$3.55)
A comeback burger consisting of an egg patty sandwiched between two pieces of soy sauce seasoned, compressed rice cakes.
Encapsulated by the savoury egg patty are dices of chicken and slices of onion for that crunch and sweetness. A very oriental, chawan mushi-like creation with a richer flavour as the egg yolk was added in as well. The strips of sweet/salty seaweed added flavour to the burger. Cooked to an aptly soft texture, the rice was good too. Take out the aesthetic of things and you’ll get rice with steamed egg. Hearty.New Teriyaki Chicken Burger (S$3.35)
A hot favourite among patrons, the new version promises a premium piece of chicken meat.
Consisted of soft buns, infused with savoury sweet teriyaki sauce and chewed with a slab of tender chicken thigh, it was delicious, as always. Lettuce and onion slices provided crunch while a touch of mayonnaise gave a taste of richness. There’s something about the teriyaki sauce and mayonnaise combination that makes the taste engaging. Perhaps it’s that sweet/sour Worcestershire sauce effect.
Japanese, fusion, western or not, MOS is a place for a good burger and thick fries. And I’m glad to say that their creativity never fails to draw a happy face.
On a more absurd ending note, after all the traumatic news, comes a story that has been the talk of the town in Japan. The ridiculous bra for men that comes in three different colours (which one of them is pink), complete with matching panties.
Yes, my friends. The human spirit.
MOS Burger Singapore: http://www.mosburger.com.sg/