OK, I am posting something totally out of the occasion. I know it’s not Deepavali. I thought I would dig out something that many of you have not seen before.
Deepavali Sweets. This box was given by a Indian Prof at my workplace. Previous years he gave some which I think was imported from India, they were too sweet for our liking. This box he gave is Singapore-made/company, thus fits into Singapura Daily Makan 😉
Mithai is Tamil for sweets and snacks. Wikipedia it to know more.
This box came from Bombay Cafe. I have never ate there, but by the looks at its website, it seems like a very expensive place.
This is how it looks like when the box is opened. Yes, they have silver on it! We ate silver! They are called Varak, gossamer-thin silver sheets that covers the Mithai.
The next two close up, for you to see the texture, too bad, we do not have technology that enables you to smell or taste it yet. haha..
Hope that’s an eye opener for some of you. The taste? It’s actually quite nice!! Very green bean-ish for this box. They are not too sweet as well. Well, the next Deepavali season, go down to Little India and get some. Maybe you got to order it, I guess they would be rather expensive with pure silver that you can eat!