Saturday, November 13, 2010

Your Two Cents: What's Your Favorite Winter Food???

Hi everyone,
I'll keep it short and sweet and jump right into this week's Y2C question! ^^

The weather's getting colder and colder and being that we have so many listeners from all over the world, what is your favorite dish to warm you up in the winter season?? It can be from whatever country...whatever food...whatever you like to eat during the winter! Tell us about it (what goes in it, how it's prepared, how common it is, what it tastes like, etc.).

Answer away and tune into this week's KPI to see if your answers are read on air! ^^


  1. Raclette or tartiflette with some proper vin chaud. It all tastes even better after a day of skiing.

  2. Hi Angie,
    No winter in Malaysia but if I'm in Korea in winter, I'd love to have steaming hot bowls of soups - samgyetang, kimchi tchigae or anything with boseot ( mushrooms). If in Europe, gimme a bowl of goulash anytime!
    That way I can warm my freezing fingers as I hold the bowl close to me.
    Don't subscribe to fighting cold with cold - can't imagine eating naengmyeon in winter or samgyetang in summer.
    Excuse me while I sign off to have lunch,

  3. Hey Angie,

    When I was in Korea, I loved eating Poongeo Ppang (Fish Bread) and Hoddeok (like a doughnut with brown sugar filling).
    I'd sometimes get Poongeo Ppang between classes for dinner, and it was so cheap too.
    I didn't like the flaky kind of hoddeok, I liked the doughy kind. The brown sugar inside would always burn my mouth...a good kind of burn.

    However, now that I'm in the US again, I'd have to say...Hot Chocolate. Sophie and I would always have some at night.

    Thanks and God Bless,

    Paul T.

    P.S. Sophie practiced driving for the first time today. She was nervous, but she did well. ^^
    Do you drive in Korea Angie? I'd be too scared.

  4. Hello Angie,

    Here in CA we don't see the snow often (unless we go to Lake Tahoe) so the food that I like to eat is 1) Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and macadamia nut cookies & 2)Tea (after all my family is Ukrainian ^^) with honey.

    (You're not the only one who loves porridge! ;)

    ~Jennifer (CA)

  5. Hey Angie!
    I have no idea if this is a winter food but it does a very good job at warming me up. I would say it's more of a comfort food to me. The name of the dish is Pho, which is Beef Noodle Soup. If beef isn't available, you can replace it with chicken. It's basically seasoned broth simmered for a certain time and rice vermicelli noodles garnished with green onions, white onions, coriander, Thai basil, fresh Thai chili peppers, lemon or lime wedges, bean sprouts, and coriander or cilantro to name a few. It taste like HEAVEN! =) Warms you up and if you have a cold/stuffy nose, it'll clear the airways - just don't make it too spicy when you're down with a cold. I believe this dish is very common among the Asian communities here. Even the non-Asians loves it! ^-^


  6. For me, I would think that if Singapore DID have winter, Laksa would be a definite warm-up food. Laksa is actually a Peranakan dish i.e. it's a mix of Chinese and Malay elements. It's basically rice noodles in coconut curry soup. It's quite spicy, so eating it in cold weather would be a definite choice. Actually, since Singapore does not have winter, I eat Laksa during rainy days when temperatures drop below 25 degrees.

    The Korean dish that I think would be a warm-up food in winter would be ginseng chicken soup(삼계탕). In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginseng is part of the "Heat" family and I personally think Samgyetang would be a definite warmer ;D I'm going Korea this December so I'll be sure to taste Samgyetang. Hope it tastes nice ;D

    Have a great week ahead, Angie

    Aloysius, Singapore

  7. Hi Angie,

    Starting from November until mid-January there will be "pastries stands" (I don't know to call it in English) on the streets here in the Netherlands.

    Every year I like to buy a traditional Dutch food called "oliebollen"(in Dutch) from the stands.
    The direct translation of "oliebollen" = "oil balls"
    These are deep-fried dough balls.

    It's delicious when served with powdered sugar. Yummy~


  8. Hi Angie,
    Hope you evjoyed your day off. (recording canceled)
    I really like a kind food in China called 火锅 in english it would be something like huo guo, or hot pot when translated.
    It's like a big pot you would put on the stove or something else, add the spices. When the water boils, you can add what ever you like in there and it gets cooked really well.
    We always put sliced beef, and most commonly sliced lamb meat. It is sooooooooo good! =D

    I suggest you to try it if you haven't already. It really warms you up on a cold winter day~

    -HB Wang

  9. Hi Angie!:)

    There is no winter in Malaysia,but if i was given a chance to live in a country which there is a winter (hopefully Korea definitely hehe),i would like to have ramen with egg!wowww must be so nice eating it while it still hot and watching the snow from my window:)

    thanks Angie!


  10. In Malaysia,usually there will be a rain season in the end of the year and it will so cold.So,in order to prevent myself from cold usually i will make some hot Milo(it is kind of hot chocolate) and eat with some crackers;)

    Sometimes,my mother will cook for me and my family a spicy soup(we called it as 'Tomyam')with chicken,prawn,squid vegetables like cabbage and carrot.It is very easy to cook. Just put the chicken(make it into small size) with water and put the tomyam paste and boil it.Then,put the prawn,squid and the vegetables.You can put chillies as many you want it.The spicy the tomyam is the better!You can it Tomyam with cook rice or mee.Oh don't forget to put some salt to make it taste better hehe:)

    p/s:Tomyam is my favourite food ever!Come to Malaysia Angie and i'll definitely cook Tomyam for you!:)

    Thanks Angie!


  11. If i'm not mistaken,tomyam is orginally from Thailand:)

  12. Well, unfortunately I live in the south at the moment, so it's not cold like at all. But, when it does get cold, I like to have Tom yum. It's sooooooo good. But even more than that, I love it when my whole family makes cookies on Christmas Eve. Its not so much the cookies that warm me up, but the warm christmas memories that I have with my family. ^_^ Isaac Semrad. USA.