This morning, I finally got around to making the Quirky Furki p 234 from This Will Make It Taste Good, so that's # 9 of the 10 flavor heroes in the book that I've tried.
I made half a batch and used bonito flakes instead of dried shrimp. As @Shelby noted when she made this, the recipe makes a LOT! I'll make another batch when I get the shrimp but this will last me for a while!
Per Vivian's suggestion, I left some of the Quirky Furki with bigger chunks and ground some of it more finely. The toasted sesame seeds getting broken up made the ground stuff smell amazing.
I used some of each to top the Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes & More p 241, Vivian's take on the basic Chinese scrambled egg with tomato
This was very good. Loved the crunch of the topping, especially the salt & vinegar potato chips. Using them in the mix is pretty genius.
Edited to add that the one flavor hero that I haven't made is Sweet Potential p 296, basically fruit preserved in a light syrup that can be made with the fruit of your choice. I'm not particularly excited about this one, at least with the fruits in season right now. I bought some pears to try but they're not at all as crisp as Vivian recommends so I think they'd make a mushy preserve. I meant to try with Fuyu persimmons back in the fall but never got around to it. Figs or cherries sound like they'd be good but aren't in season. I guess I could try some apples but it doesn't excite me. Has anyone else made this one?