UBC Food Society has a fun collection of executives from a diverse background. You will want to meet them, as they are all esteemed members of society. To be a member of UBC Food Society is like eating from the plate of Kings on the Iron Throne. Or being Gordon Ramsay. Same feeling.
Learn about us here. From the grammatical mistakes that follow, you can find out which of the Food Society executives are Science students and which ones study recipes.
What is the most disgusting thing you have eaten? Whatever my mom cooks. :<
What is the most expensive food you have eaten? Ootoro (super fatty tuna) sushi at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Was a bit over $10 dollars for a single piece of fish on a ball of rice (and it was considered cheap too). Gorgeous marbling – delicious just to look at, and melts in your mouth with an intensity of flavour that is almost…too tuna. The fat disintegrates and coats each grain of the sushi rice just so perfectly; the pleasant and surprising greasiness of the tuna is balanced by the familiar taste and texture of rice. I wanted a second serving, but they ran out (ootoro is found only at the very underside of the fish, and is very rare). So for the rest of the night, I had to settle with chuu-toro, which is the non-super, but still fatty portion of bluefin tuna.
Is good food worth the carbs? “Nothing tastes better than feeling thin” is a lie.
Program: Third year in Integrated Sciences, Faculty of Science
Favourite food: yellow mangoes; multigrain utane bread
Favourite drink: coffee with honey and soy milk
Favourite restaurant: Dinesty in Richmond
Best dish you’ve ever made: Herbed chicken in fresh tomato sauce
Worst kitchen disaster: Attempting to replicate a certain Martha Stewart savoury egg dish (think mini quiches sans pastry) that involved muffin tins… never again.
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: A sporknife. http://i.treehugger.com/images/2007/10/24/light-my-fire-spork-group.jpg
Number of Foodsoc execs to boil an egg: None, the water does all the work!
Assistant VP Admin
Program: Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, 3rd yr
Favourite food: BBQ chicken! (or at least that’s what I’m craving @ the moment)
Favourite drink: Different varieties of tea
Favourite restaurant: Green Basil (Burnaby)
Best dish you’ve ever made: Savory is stir fried chicken with mango, sweet is either tiramisu or brownies
Worst kitchen disaster: 1st attempt at cooking ever: Tried to fry an egg but for some reason.. the oil ended up not in the pan and the egg was half cooked and all over the stove LOL
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: fish spatula because it is so much more useful than the regular spatula when frying =]
Number of Foodsoc execs to boil an egg: Hopefully just one
Program: Commerce, Finance, Third year
Favourite food: Ferrero Rocher
Favourite drink: Fresh orange juice
Favourite restaurant: Timmy Hortons (not a restaurant, but w/e)
Best dish you’ve ever made: Instant noodles…I can’t cook even if my life depended on it =]
Worst kitchen disaster: I evaporated a whole kettle of water? Couldn’t even have instant noodles after that >.>
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: Boning knife
Number of Foodsoc execs to boil an egg: Zero.
Program: Science, Biology Major 2nd year
Favourite food: FRIED CHICKEN, meat in general, fruit, shrimp dumplings, korean spicy rice cakes (ddukboki), dark chocolate
Favourite drink: passion fruit bbt w/ aloe jelly, water, tea, juice
Favourite restaurant: Han Ju Tofu Hot Pot
Best dish you’ve ever made: Taiwanese style clams
Worst kitchen disaster: stove caught on fire
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: spatula
Program: Science, Biology major, 2nd yr.
Favourite food: Blackberries! They are sooooo delish!
Favourite drink: The red bean icy with ice cream, hong kong style. A close second is passion fruit green tea with aloe. Yum.
Worst kitchen disaster: Adding tartar sauce (the kind you put on fish and chips) instead of cream of tartar (a substitute for vinegar) to the baked good I was attempting to make. Needless to say, it didn’t turn out very well.
Program: Faculty of Science, Biology, Second year
Favourite food: Beijing duck
Favourite drink: Cream soda
Favourite restaurant: Golden Szechuan
Best dish you’ve ever made: Coconut caramel flan
Worst kitchen disaster: When I was little, I watched my mom put her hand over the wok to test the heat. I thought it was really cool, so I decided to try it myself. My plan was perfect until I pressed my finger to the middle of the heated wok. Ouch.
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: A pair of oven mitts. Why? Because I bake all the time. And I get burned a lot from heated kitchen utensils (I guess I never learned my lesson).
Program: Commerce, Year 2
Favourite food: Malaysian Satay Skewers
Favourite drink: Orange Juice
Favourite restaurant: 5 Sails. I went there for dineout. They called me Mr. Chung. I felt Boss.
Best dish you’ve ever made: Spaghetti with prosciutto ham and prawns, with a side of honey mustard chicken
Worst kitchen disaster: Making pumpkin custard from an online recipe. It came out salty.
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: The left chopstick. I need to find my other to become complete =)
How many FoodSoc execs does it take to boil an egg? Obviously just one now since a hot stud like me has been hired.
Program: 1st year
Facts: 1. I like grocery shopping more than clothing shopping. 2. I have a frozen yogurt maker in my dorm room
Favourite food: Does frozen yogurt count?
Favourite drink: Vanilla Soymilk or Chrysanthemum Tea
Favourite restaurant: Andina’s – BEST Peruvian restaurant located in Portland, OR (home for me!)
Best dish you’ve ever made: Roasted Peppers stuffed with feta and stir-fried mushroom and onion
Worst kitchen disaster: Forgetting to put the top on the blender = big mess (I was young)
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: Probably a large spoon because I think it’s essential to taste-test your food as you go – aka you have your dinner before you’re done cooking it
Program: Land and Food Systems, Year 1
Favourite food: Wild Salmon Sashimi
Favourite drink: Mango smoothies
Best dish you’ve ever made: Roast Chicken Vegetables
Worst kitchen disaster: Burnt crackers and bacon in the microwave
Program: Science, Pharmacology, 2nd year
Favourite food: spicy food
Favourite drink: Macha Ice Cream Bubble Tea
Favourite restaurant: Kalvin’s Restaurant
Best dish you’ve ever made: Mushroom fishball soup
Worst kitchen disaster: When I forgot to prepare the raw material fully and I have heated the pan already
Kitchen utensil I would be and why? Chopsticks because I can do kungfu
How many FoodSoc execs does it take to boil an egg? Zero because the hot water boils the egg
Program: Arts, International Relations and Human Geography, Third Year
Favourite food: Steamed artichokes with olive oil dip.
Favourite drink: Fresh orange juice with Perrier.
Favourite restaurant: Toshi (16th and Main)
Best dish you’ve ever made: Cilantro hummus and guacamole.
Worst kitchen disaster: Almost set the microwave on fire when I microwaved a metal pot on high.
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: A banana guard, because I am the protector of all things beautiful.
How many FoodSoc execs does it take to boil an egg? 27. But we don’t have that many. Which would be why we haven’t boiled any eggs yet. We’re really hoping one day FoodSoc will grow larger enough so that we have enough execs to finally have some nice boiled eggs.
Program: Arts 3, Human Geography & Urban Studies
Favourite food: Chinese-style lobster
Favourite restaurant: Samurai Sushi
Program: Science, Microbiology and Immunology Major, Year 2
Favourite food: I hate these questions. Let’s go with spicy salmon sashimi.
Favourite drink: Root beer
Favourite restaurant: Samurai Sushi
Best dish you’ve ever made: Chicken PotP
Worst kitchen disaster: Egg tarts. Let’s just say there was a bit more crust than necessary and it didn’t cook all the way through
Kitchen utensil I would be and why: A chinoise. Because it was the first thing I randomly chose from the list of food utensils on wikipedia
Number of Foodsoc execs to boil an egg: None. They didn’t boil the egg because it was a Fryday!
Co-Editor and Writer
Program: 3rd year Science
Favourite food: Constantly changing, since once I really like something, I tend to have it so much that I begin to dislike it. But I think I’ll always like strawberries and raspberries
Best dish you’ve ever made: banana nutella crepes
Worst kitchen disaster: Cooking class in high school. I was assigned to cook waffles. Easy right? Simple steps, not that many ingredients – probably eight max. Inexplicably, I FORGOT TO PUT IN THE EGGS AND THE OIL. Somehow, I managed to salvage the “waffles.”
Number of Foodsoc execs to boil an egg: The answer to that question is irrelevant. The more pertinent question is how many FoodSoc execs does it take to boil an egg to the perfect degree without that unsightly grayish ring around the yolk?
Co-Editor and Writer
Program: 3rd year Science
Favourite food: frozen yogurt
Favourite drink: iced tea (not the American type, the sweet Canadian kind) and fruit smoothies
Worst kitchen disaster: When I was really young and making Christmas cookies, I spilled sugar ALL OVER the kitchen floor, and since my mom wasn’t in the immediate vicinity, I attempted to clean it up with water. Just water. The result was a very, very sticky mess!
Number of Foodsoc execs to boil an egg: One, because we are all very competent (at least I’d like to think that hehehe)