Thursday, May 13, 2004
This is an extended version of this week's strip with a slightly different punchline. This is the first time I've done something like it and time willing I'll probably be able to do something like it again. Although I do cook on occassion (or even without) I haven't attempted anything like these I've shown here. In the same way I don't live in a fully furnished big studio apartment either. Another thing is I haven't eaten kuhol or escargot to the gourmet sophisticate. Sorry. Am my pants on fire yet? Seriously, I wouldn't even dare to touch the thing.
Another thing is I've already eaten that kind of barbecue I've pictured above. It was marinated in very heavy sauce and the lighting wasn't that good either so I didn't discover was I was holding till I took a bite out of it. Oh yeah, despite the fact that the menu somewhat borders on the bizzare it's nothing like those outlined in the published skit scripts of an old British comedy variety show The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (1978). Can you imagine ordering something out of the menu like "Forced Camel Liver Marinaded in Rain Water for five days and pressed through a Moss-Encrusted Balaclava Helmet by a Pregnant Yak" or "Roast Porcupine with Ant-Eater Dumplings" or "Oosh with Bolocki"? How about some "Jenz"? "Eschtroom"? "Deez Gustinks"? Or what about some exotic cuisine called "Bill"? Yeah right.
* West Side is published weekly in Philippine News.