Sunday, June 03, 2007

Hola Spain! Part 5

To bring some order to this blog (hahaha!) I will continue posting shots of Spain. We are now in another town, Avila.
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In addition to the nice scenery around me, there was this particular dessert shop that caught my eye. As Easter was round the corner at that time, almost everywhere I went in Spain had lovely displays of chocolate and the likes. When I saw these on display, I just had to try something from this place.
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I was also told that we should try some Yemas (egg yolks in Spanish). Since we were running out of time as the bus was coming to pick us up, I decided to get some without really knowing what it was. I tried asking what it really was but the shop keeper and I had some problem communicating. Either way, I was the duck and she was the chicken or vice versa. I mean the language, not the profession! Anyway, I got the gist of it that it was a type of candy; egg yolk mixed with sugar! Let's just say that it's an acquired taste, you'll love this is you love egg yolks. For me, it was just average and a bit too "yolky" and sweet.
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The next day, we had a free day in Madrid and we went around the city on foot. We did most of our shopping at El Corte Ingles departmental store, Zara and souvenir items off the stalls on the side street.
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A unique looking building in the city, just opposite one of the many El Corte Ingles in Madrid

We stopped by this lovely place for coffee, located smack in the middle of a street. Very French looking, I had this urge to practice my rusty French language, speaking to myself. Ha ha ha...Loved this cafe.
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I came across this magazine kiosk and couldn't help taking a pic of it.


To be continued - Tapas at midnight....

29 comments:

catsndogs said...

this is one hell of a ncie country ... more pics pleasee :D , or why don jus come out show the all the pic instead since u staying nearby ss2.. :)

mama bok said...

Wow..! the magazine kiosk .. using its space to the max eh..?? smart man..!

jason said...

Yemas... thank you ka jie, now I know that mean egg yolk LOL.

Lee Ping said...

Dear WMW,

Bring some order to this blog. Yes. I decided to stop commenting on your previous post. 1) felt deep concern for other blogger friends, so I have been spending time at their blogs. 2) I was having too much fun.

Egg yolk with sugar? I love egg yolks in mooncake or egg yolks in a rice dumpling but egg yolks by itself, I am not so sure.

p/s Looking forward to reading Tapas at midnight.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Wah, you are still not done with Spain...LOL. I want to see midnight tapas, quick quick, the real ones...

wmw said...

CatsnDogs : Actually took a lot of photos...more than 1500 shots on my two weeks there, but what I'll post are the chosen ones. Can bring thumbdrive and show you the pics if you want.

mama bok : Yeah, so cute. Leaving a hole in the center.

Jason : Hee hee...you're welcome.

lee ping : The other post is still visible on the main page...if you want you can still comment! Ha ha ha....

RM : Yalah...some more, Malacca trip too. Ha ha...Stay tuned!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

when i bring myself back to reality after dreaming in your last spain post..you have to bring me back to misery..please end my misery!!! on the other hand..i just got my PR approval..which part of aussie should i land at now?? hmmm

wonda said...

The magazine kiosk looks a collage art to me.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Yemas, huh? Looks delicious. I love egg yolk, although too much can be rather unhealthy. Sigh.

Jackson said...

Yemas (egg yolk)??? eee.... i think i wont like it.. i like the picture of the magazine stall..

Hengster said...

was zooming on the magazines... cant find any "educational" ones...

:P

Dr ve Thru said...

wmw, lovely photos. These yemas, are they the really rich sugary stuff?

By the way, I saw your comment/tips on Lee Ping's blog. May I ask what camera you have and I would appreciate any tips you may have. I thought it was interesting about three and not two rolls. How would you arrange three rolls?

wmw said...

joe : You leaving Malaysia? When? Precious Pea is going to Melbourne, you can also go there and start your own mini makan club! hehe

wonda : Oh yeah, it does, doesn't it? :o)

lyrical lemongrass : These egg yolks are sugary sweet though...

jackson : Like I said, you'll like it only if you like egg yolks. Guess you don't...yeah, that photo is cute.

hengster : Ha ha ha...And you say it's not on men's mind ALL the time? ha ha ha...

dr ve thru : Yeah, the yemas are rich sugary stuff alright. I'm not using a high tech camera...just a simple cheap Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 camera (from the States). http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/lz3.html
Check out this link for details (it has several pages of info). As for the swiss rolls, I would stack two at the bottom and one on top in the center along with finding a good angle. It gives more balance to the photo.

Lee Ping said...

I have thought about it and was tempted but I resist. I have to prepare for Church now. It is Sunday morning here. I have to confess my sins. :)

Precious Pea said...

I love the pic of the magazine kiosk, so colourful and ermm...congested?

Ooohh...Tapas! Quick quick quick!

MeiyeN said...

da egg yolk.. omg, interesting! really wish to try them..

sc said...

egg yolk with sugar? that definitely is acquire taste (though i love eggs, just cant imagine how this would taste like)..didnt you try any of the lovely sweets you took in the pix?

Tummythoz said...

How many more parts to go? *making popcorn*

Big Boys Oven said...

WMW,
Wish to taste those lovely chocolat!!! Was spain safe? I heard there are a lot of pick pocketers during busy places.

Bog Boys Oven

boo_licious said...

I vote for tapas please!!! Sounds good esp since it's midnite now. P/s pixs look good as ever, makes one want to book a ticket to Spain straightaway.

wmw said...

Lee Ping : Hope you feel better now. ha ha ha...

precious pea : Got all these other posts lah...wait ah...

meiyen : Looks like you love egg yolks....Go to Spain for honeymoon??? :o)

sc : I did try some.....It was nice, didn't take pics of that.

tummythoz : Dunno wor. Halfway only? LOL...

Big Boys Oven : We had to be very careful of our belongings....nothing happened to my group but heard stories of pickpocketing to some other folks. But the city is too beautiful to let such things deter us from visiting it.

boo_licious : If you haven't been there, I believe I would categorise Spain as a country that one MUST visit at one point in their life. So, do go and book that ticket :o)

FireHorse said...

Owes wanted to go to Spain, one time mai hubby tot he might get transfered there, they got Chinese food or not, datz mai main concern.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i wont b leavin malaysia so fast for good..oh dear..precious pea goin melb for good?? haha i be bumming here meanwhile till next year haha

teckiee said...

Look at those sweet stuff! I'm going to pass my friend this link...wonder if can tapau back.

Lee Ping said...

:)

p/s Do you have chicken wings photo I can link to?

team BSG said...

bet you shall go Spain again on your honeymoon ( RM 88 if we lose )

wmw said...

Firehorse : Quite a number of Chinese restaurants there! So, still considering?

Joe : So, you're leaving next year?

Teckiee : Lots of this during Easter...wonder if they still have it at other times.

Lee Ping : My latest lunch pic not up yet, but I have a old post of chicken wings from Jalan Alor, have a look : -

http://ugwug.blogspot.com/2007/02/wong-ah-wah-jalan-alor-floggers-meet.html

team bsg : If I don't get married, I will get the RM88 too hor? By default...he he....

Honey Star said...

OMG i didnt realize i miss out this whole Spain blog. *smack smack head on keyboard*

I love Spain, such a beautiful country, lovely architecture, lots of food. Good looking men :D

Your pics are amazing. Quick more update!! i wanna read the tapas at midnite

wmw said...

Still not too late....more parts coming. Good looking, okay gwah. Didn't see any that look like Mr Spain who won Mr World! Hee hee...