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  • Hey guys, salut, it's Alex,

  • So this is part 2 of the Trader Joe's challenge.

  • In the first episode, we listed all the ingredients.

  • It was some kind of a food haul,

  • but this one will be all about cooking a 5 courses menu.

  • Yes, in a hotel room.

  • [nervous laugh]

  • It was challenging.

  • Okay guys, okay guys, okay guys, okay guys,

  • so we are back in my hotel room right now.

  • I've made some room on the table, and this is

  • all the ingredients we have.

  • Let me give you some specific information

  • because sometimes, it's not what you expect.

  • Butter will definitely be used as a fat,

  • just to grease the pan, thicken things, deep fry.

  • I swear to God I wanted to take some oil,

  • but I couldn't find some.

  • I mean, it was too expensive. It wasn't fitting in my budget,

  • so I went for butter.

  • Poor little French man.

  • Nacho cheese tortillas.

  • I'm sure many of you might be surprised that

  • I took those cheap, very salty and cheesy tortilla chips,

  • but that's precisely the reason why I chose them.

  • Well, the salt was very expensive in that place,

  • so I thought to myself

  • what if I pound them to a powder, for example?

  • I would get the cheese taste, the corn taste,

  • of course the salt 'cuz it's very salty,

  • and then I would even get some crispiness.

  • It's a win-win-win-win.

  • Ginger cider.

  • This is not exactly my favorite kind of booze,

  • however this can be used like vinegar, for example,

  • 'cuz it's quite dry and it has lots of freshness to it.

  • For example, if you pair it with some fat,

  • then you've got some kind of a dressing.

  • And of course, along the way, you can drink one glass or two.

  • You know, it's never bad.

  • A sweet onion is very interesting 'cuz you can use it

  • for savory dish, but you can use it for sweet dishes as well.

  • A small squash.

  • Quite cheap, this one, I know it's very good.

  • I had those in the past.

  • You can use it for savory dish, you can use it for

  • sweet dishes, you can even use the flesh to thicken a sauce.

  • Cinnamon grahams biscuits.

  • So, the reason why I took this is because I wanted the

  • cinnamon flavor and also I needed some sugar,

  • so instead of buying cinnamon and sugar,

  • I'm gonna pound them to a powder.

  • Whole wheat, fresh pizza dough.

  • Very useful, very convenient.

  • Flatbread, dumplings, turnover, pizzas,

  • you can make so much stuff with it.

  • Before we move onto the actual action,

  • let me just clarify the budget, the total budget.

  • It's $30.08

  • and some of you were very close.

  • I've also asked you guys about the menu I was gonna make.

  • Uhh, I guess you were quite inspired 'cuz many of you have found

  • the pizza, the soup, uh, just wait a moment for the

  • motorcycle to stop.

  • But some of you deserve some special mentions.

  • Alright, let's go.

  • [music: Midnight by Peter Kuli]

  • Okay

  • All the squash seeds floats in water,

  • so, that's an easy way to separate them from the flesh.

  • [music continues]

  • Super salty

  • So this one, I did not scoop all the flesh out

  • because we're gonne use it afterwards.

  • Aaah, forgot the seeds.

  • Sometimes it happens, you just forget and it burns.

  • Let's move on.

  • So this is a small coleslaw of apples, shredded cabbage,

  • carrots, cranberries, green onions,

  • and it's tossed in coconut and apple cider ginger dressing.

  • So that is the second dish,

  • this is a squash soup with coconut and chicken stock.

  • So there is some squash flesh, so it's funny to eat,

  • and also there's some cinnamon sugar and green onions.

  • Whole wheat pan fried pizza with mozzarella cheese

  • and a bit too much green onions.

  • [humming and eating chips]

  • So you've got two apple, pears, and onions and cinnamon turnover,

  • and you've got two cabbage and carrots and onions

  • and mozzarella turnovers.

  • And now I realize that I completely forgot about

  • the banana and the chocolate-covered almonds.

  • It's not that I did not want to include them in the recipe,

  • it would have been easy, like...

  • I would...

  • Just scoop out the flesh.

  • The bowl is edible.

  • Pizza, might be a bit cold though.

  • Pizza is always good.

  • It's lacking some heat.

  • This is bringing some freshness to the game.

  • Super sweet, super delicate.

  • You don't feel the onions at all.

  • Aaaah

  • so at the end of the day, is it really worth it?

  • I mean, in real life, is it something you can do in a hotel room?

  • So, I would say, like, for the pizza,

  • for the dumplings, and the turnovers,

  • the flavors are great, but it's way too much work.

  • Uh, on the other hand you've got the soup

  • and the coleslaw, which are, in my opinion,

  • way more manageable, but still quick, easy, and flavorful.

  • [humming]

  • So guys, that's it, I hope you enjoyed this

  • Trader Joe's challenge.

  • For me, it was super fun to make ,

  • very challenging,

  • and also, super exhausting,

  • but I really did like it and I learned many things from it.

  • Ahhh

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  • spread it like butter.

  • But, so, people, click subscribe

  • 'cuz I make new videos every week,

  • and it's, you know, most of the time about

  • sharing my passion for food, but in different shape,

  • 'cuz it's always a different format.

  • I know I'm a nightmare,

  • but it you're allergic to surprises, then,

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  • I mean, it's better, but if you do love surprises then

  • you are on the right channel.

  • In the meantime, take care, bye bye, salut.

Hey guys, salut, it's Alex,

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/30
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