14 November, 2012

The Yellow Maggots

Pilau Rice

after cleaning away
the yellow maggots -
pilau rice


Hobbes said...

This one is quite grim! A spare room had a bad case of little wriggly yellow maggots crawling over the walls and ceiling. After much investigation, we tracked the cause down to a bag of dried Chinese mushrooms, held in storage along with some other Chinese herbs. "If you buy your veg from Katmandu, then don't be surprised if it picks up a few tourists on the way", as they say in one of my all-time favourite films.

I spent a goodly amount of time scooping up the little maggots, and sending them out into the garden. Afterwards, I was hungry - my dear wife had left some food out for me, just in case.

Yellow pilau rice. Serving myself from the rice-cooker, a few yellow grains landed on the counter, which I had to pick up with my fingers. The yellow grains of rice almost felt as if they were wriggling. That was an unusual meal.



Jess K said...


Hektor Konomi said...

So, are those the maggots, or the rice? :-)

Anonymous said...

Dear friend,

That is the name of that film if I may ask?

Best wishes


Hobbes said...


A genuine classic. I'm not sure how well it translates into other cultures - it is unashamedly British.