10.29.2009

冬甩

去數月﹐T的姨甥女一家招待了一名從法國來的留學生。這名留學生真是幸運﹐除了遠道而來楓葉國學習英語﹐還體驗了本地的華僑生活﹐這種買一送一的特惠大酬賓﹐恐怕是誰也預料不及。某天我們買了油條及一些點心回家﹐留學生指著油條問﹕「這是什麼東西﹖」T的姨甥女回答﹕「這是中國人的冬甩﹐不過是鹹的但很好吃。」還是女孩腦子靈光。嚴格地說嘛﹐牛脷酥和冬甩可能比較近親。

冬甩是北美通俗飲食文化的一部份﹐種類可真五花八門﹐要是站在櫃台前拿不定主意﹐能令人暈頭轉向。在楓葉國普遍可以找到以下口味的冬甩﹕
......委實林林總總變化無窮。個人比較喜歡那些不太甜膩也不太花巧的冬甩﹐最好吃了餡料不會流瀉到滿手滿臉都是那種﹐簡簡單單如 Honey Cruller 及 Sour Cream Plain 就好。

除了冬甩﹐還有冬甩洞(即冬甩小球)﹐有著冬甩中間那個孔洞的大小﹐樣子有點像高力豆沙。雖然冬甩洞口味變化沒有冬甩圈那麼繁多﹐然而也是咖啡良伴﹐輕易吃兩三枚也面不改容。有時候在辦公室萬歲﹐最常見的招安手段﹐莫過於買冬甩圈或冬甩洞﹐打開紙盒﹐真能堵五湖四海悠悠之口。

星期六早上﹐偶爾會到家附近的TH咖啡連鎖店買咖啡提神。一圈又一圈新鮮出爐的冬甩﹐圓鼓鼓像一支救生圈義軍飽滿的身軀或灑以彩糖星花或披上巧克力護甲﹐趾高氣揚﹐魚貫地排列在不鏽鋼的籃子裡﹐讓客人細意檢閱。大清早體內咖啡因低迷﹐什麼冬甩看來都那麼饒具色相﹐向凡人施展百般誘惑﹐讓人衣帶漸緊終不悔。

(courtesy of tim hortons)

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7 comments:

Fun said...

I luv TH!!! I luv Honey Cruller!! I luv Donut!!

michelle said...

wow, is there such a lot kind of donuts?? didn't know that :P

hevangel said...

油炸鬼's office English name is really "Chinese donut".

Beanzzz said...

Donut咁高熱量,吃一個都怕。

今日在Burger King吃了個三層牛肉+煙肉+燒烤醬+數片芝士完全冇菜的漢堡,粗略估計都吞左2000個kcal,真正既的啖啖肉」莫過於此。

best actor said...

fun:

well when you are back, you can play catch up at TH big time!

michelle:

there are so many different typed, styles and flavours of donuts, i can't remotely count!

hevangel:

haha, actually 油炸鬼 is also known as 'fritters'. :o)

beanzzz:

sounds like a high impact diet! ;o)

5pointsorless said...

Just like you, I like the plain, old-fashioned donuts... with coffee.

best actor said...

5pointsorless:

yeah, I think old-fashioned donuts never go out of style ;oP in terms of coffee, cap, mocha, latte, the sky is the limit...

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