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Click: Guyanese Vermicelli

I had a plan for this NOODLE edition of Click! (the monthy themed food-photography event hosted by Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi), which involved sawine, Trini-style, as depicted here.
Of course, I wasn’t planning to use THAT photo which is why I had a plan to take some more artistic photograph of sawine, or vermicelli noodles or something. But here we are.

Or rather, here I am, in Turkey, without any sawine, or vermicelli noodles to photograph. But I want to participate in Click as much as I can, so given the leeway the organisers have given in the early stages, I am going to repost an older photo, just this once. I wish it was at least a photo using my D80, but I did like my CoolPix 7900’s food shots.

It is still sawine, or as we Trinis call it, sawine CAKE, as our sawine is noodles in sweetened, spiced milk. Sawine made like this, is more common in Guyana, and they just call it vermicelli, cooking the noodles with sugar and spices (and in some cases egg) and setting it to firm up in a pan, before cutting into squares. I don’t always like this version, as I have some texture issues, but this one I had on Eid ul Adha last year, was actually pretty good. It also had some maraschino cherries mixed in (hence the pink spots).

Visit the current entries for this month. The deadline is November 20 (and since I return home midnight on the 20th, you see why I resorted to a previous picture). Good Luck all!


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5 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. thanks, dear chennette. your sawine looks yum as well. in india we call it ‘seviyan’ or ‘sevai’ (means ‘vermicelli’)

    1. bee on November 17th, 2007 at 1:43 pm
  2. i think i’ll have to post an old picture
    i must try participating

    2. Lilandra, Empress of Chocolate and Envious Sister on November 17th, 2007 at 5:06 pm
  3. I too am not a big fan of vermicelli made this way. I pefer it in the liquid form with lots of raisins :)

    3. Cynthia on November 23rd, 2007 at 6:44 pm
  4. how do u make this cake vermicelli if u can please give the recipe on how to make it thanks

    4. vanessa on November 26th, 2008 at 3:21 am
  5. Hi Vanessa – I get a lot of requests for this, but I don’t actually make it and haven’t gotten around to sitting with someone who does! Will flag it in my recipe requests.

    5. Chennette on November 26th, 2008 at 11:15 am

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