Five foods that taste better cold | Gourmand and Gourmet

Five foods that taste better cold

There’s no question about it, the worst part of a hangover is the desperate need to eat something carb and grease-filled and delicious, but feeling too god-awful to get off the couch and do anything about it. Why isn’t breakfast delivery a thing? Next time, you need to plan ahead. Make sure the takeaway or frozen meal you use to line your stomach with the night before can double as a hangover cure the next day. Because we’re all about eating efficiently, here are a few we think are doubly delicious. Quiche Whether it’s the family recipe you baked in a fit of drunken productivity or the supermarket cheapie you threw in the oven before you hit the town, leftover quiche never goes down well after a nuke. Cold, however, that pastry stays flaky, the filling is deliciously compressed and you won’t burn your mouth on random egg hotspots that somehow, some way, always occur. Noodles We aren’t advocating the saving and eating of Mi goreng here (though throw in some peas and that’s pretty good too) but that satay noodle stir-fry you picked up from the Thai place down the road? It’s now a satay noodle salad. You’re welcome. Fried chicken Fast food isn’t usually our forte (we won’t even name names) but there’s something about spicy, battered, deep fried chicken that just tastes even better the next day. We’d even go so far as to order it just to put in the fridge for breakfast. Best of all, all that deliciously crispy skin (arguably the best part) won’t peel off and you get a mouthful of the whole glorious combo in one bite. Meatloaf The only thing better than Mum’s perfectly moist meatloaf just out of the oven with homemade ketchup is cold meatloaf dipped in ketchup the next day. With a side of salt and vinegar chips, obvs. Chicken alfredo Your favourite Italian joint might do a mean Napoli pizza, but next time, skip the soggy dough and pick up a creamy (or pesto) pasta that you can dive into right out of the fridge in the next morning. All that sauce you left on the bottom last night is now all yours for the scraping. Now all you need to worry about is the few steps from the couch to the fridge and back. You can do it, we believe in you. Words by Ranyhyn Akui