Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Have you been eating at home lately?

I must admit that i am one of those ungrateful but at the same time lucky ones that can enjoy home cooked food courtesy of the Mom, on most weekdays.

To come back home to see wholesome dishes in the form of either her signature dishes or simple stir fry and not to mention her soup that all requires hours of boiling is a blessing that i tend to overlook and abuse it (it is abit like the meal allowances that the firm gives, but you don't give a toss because it is RM10 only, which cant even buy KFC)

Now thinking back to all the times when i called home to say i am not eating dinner and instead eating the food cooked by others.

Then looking at people who no longer stay with their family or had moms who have gone to the other side of the world, i realised many people would love to be in my shoes.

So to live the days of Mom's cooking, Nigel and Allan replicate old old recipes and treated some luck fellows (including me, thank god) to some food.

And oh my, what a feast (maybe "some" is an understatement)

I remember vaguely this to be Tomato Mee; rich and not spicy, plenty of ingredients like how mothers will cook (always making sure their kids have the most)

Otak-Otak, a nice concotion of nice big chunks of fish with creamy coconut

Inchi Kabin, nice tender pieces of fried chicken (this reminds me of my grandmother's cooking, where she will fry a batch of battered chicken waiting for me when we arrive at Ipoh)

Sheperds Pie with an Asian twist to it, with a spicy hint. This reminds me how we asianised pasta for my Dad as he is quite the "no pasta for me" man.

The Curry for the Devil apparently (oh i meant Devil's Curry), a mixture of vegetables and meat (with surprise items like sausages too!). An eurasian dish some one mentioned, oh well, it was cosy food to have.

The Satay Chicken was unlike the ones we get in Hong Kong but instead this was cooked almost like rendang with an overload of shallots (if i recall). Ohh so fragant!
The non-alcoholic Mee Sua with "Rice Wine" chicken. One can have this on a rainy day infront of the telly.

Like any Mom would do, provide enough of fibre in the form of vegetables for their kids.

Finish it off what a lemon meringue pie.

An end for a brilliant beginning and eventful body.

Thank you Nigel and Allan for the beautiful food spread!

So for those lucky ones, have you been back home recently for dinner with parents or eating home cooked food prepared by Mom?

21 comments:

thule a.k.a leo said...

Lol... I eat back home almost everyday!!! I'm staying near my parents :)
Back to the time when I was still working in KL, I always long for my mom's soup and her specialty dishes.
Now that I'm back to my hometown, I crave for outside food... I guess it's a balance of both now. Weekdays... home! Weekends... KL!!!

Simon Seow said...

Mum in Singapore. So, it's been a long time didn't eat her cooking.

ToyBoy & ToyGirl said...

You will begin to appreciate Mom's cooking more as you grow older. Just like me now!! Hahaha.

550ml jar of faith said...

Not exactly what a humble spread back home would be, but never mind, it makes me want to run on home to Mommy!! That sheperd's pie looks gorgeous - what spice did they add, pray tell?

Precious Pea said...

Sigh...why oh why I was not free that day???

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: hahaha..oh well, at least u can cook just as well!

550ml: u got to ask the famous bakers, oh wait..apparently its goin to be published soon..will tell u when the time is right!

toy boy&girl: when u r forced to cook urself? hahaha..yes indeed i will too!

simon: too bad hor..go sg to visit?

leo: nice to know!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

If I had these waiting for me at home, I don't think I'd ever want to eat out! =D

Angie Tan said...

Yum yum!!

I'm also lucky to be able to have home cooked food though, I'm thinking about picking up the wok after my mom.

Those dishes look fantastic! I'm getting hungry now...

Motormouth Missed Mum's Cooking said...

mum doesnt cook anymore. she also working. ahhaha ...

so we become the ultimate 'tapau' family ... trying food from everywhere ...

YilingL said...

Wow really like a feast!

Henry Yeo said...

Mum's diabetic, so diet has to change, including all the dishes....sigh....

CUMI & CIKI said...

love's labour! thank u allan and nigel for a superb meal:D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: haha i wonder easier or harder than labour hor?

henry: oh well, im sure she can still dish out a mean one if you specially request rite?

yiling: abit like reunion dinner kinda scale..

motormouth: haha ultimate tapau family..like that..

angie: another way would b learn how to cook like mom..

bbabe: forgot ur stringent diet at home haha..

mimid3vils said...

How come rice wine is non-alcoholic ler????

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mimi: sorry i didnt explain..but apparently it is some complicating process of using the wastage (or whats left from making the rice wine) to cook wor...therefore eventhough it is called rice wine..theres no alcohol..

nt sure if i m correct though..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Ah yes, what a wonderful meal it was....I remember feeling quite comforted when I ate it...almost felt like being at home.

EFF BEE BEE said...

hahah, at first, it almost didnt click that it was at THAT dinner...i saw the otak and chicken... and thought, wah, your home got otak otak one ah...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eff bee bee: dinner or lunch now?? hahaa

awol: wah ur house serves so good food 1 ar?? hehe =)

- m i c h e l l e - said...

I'm always back home eating food I prepare myself. Damn sad case. Me want lemon meringue pie too!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

michelle: ok wat..i dun mind cooking too!

Boon Chuan said...

Good article! Always appreciate mom's cooking while you still have chance. I am a few lucky ones who are still eat mom's cooking nearly everyday. Mom's cooking is simply the best and you can't get anywhere else.