Chestnut is as Chinese-y as dim sum is.Ã‚Â But then, it is also as Christmas-sy as Santa Claus is to the Westerners. Ã‚Â I have tasted roasted chestnuts locally, in Hong Kong and China but never tasted roasted chestnuts from European/American countries.Ã‚Â So, I do wonder if we are talking about the same kind of chestnuts?
Do they taste the same?Ã‚Â I wonder and hope someone can enlighten me?Ã‚Â There is a Christmas carol with the title ‘Chestnut roasting on open fire’ which you can here the midi from this site.Ã‚Â Meanwhile this site teaches you how to roast chestnuts.Ã‚Â It warns – Cut open the chestnuts before roasting or they will explode.Ã‚Â Wowser!
I got my chestnuts from the traditional roadside stall which ‘fry/roast’ the nuts using hot sands.Ã‚Â It smells heavenly but I don’t really fancy chestnuts.Ã‚Â But for the sake of blogging, anything goes.Ã‚Â I ended up with two huge zits on my forehead and I believe it is due to these chestnuts that I had to consume.Ã‚Â LOL.
I hope the Chestnut roasting on open fire song/midi puts you in a Christmas mood.Ã‚Â If you are a Penangite or are coming to Penang during Christmas, please mark your calendar.Ã‚Â My church choir will be singing at Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa on 17th December for the tree lighting ceremony and on 24th and 25th December as well.Ã‚Â (I won’t be there on 25th but the rest of the days, do say hi if you are there).Ã‚Â Here’s a site with some Christmas fun.