Monday, May 4, 2015

Dad's home cooked meals

Home cooked meals bring back a mix of emotions such as comfort, childhood memories, familiarity, warmth and much more. At this point I feel no one can imitate my dad's cooking. It is something I have always anticipated. I could care less about eating out at the restaurants, all i want is the food he cooks. Looking back at the photos I took three years ago during our last visit, they only make me hungry.

When I was younger, food was just food. He cooked and my brothers and I ate. All we knew was that everything was delicious and our tummies were full. We didn't really appreciate or think much about anything else as kids. As soon as my dad got home from work, he didn't even get the time to sit or rest. He went straight to the kitchen and started cooking dinner for three hungry pigs. Since my mother always worked late, my dad put on a hat of a Mr. Mom.

Now that I am a mother, I look back and realize how tiring that could be. The minute I come in. I put my stuff down and start cooking after an 8 hour day at work. No time to rest (not even a shower until dinner is ready for a little one). Life is not easy when one spouse is at work while other has to care for a child alone. When I see my parents this time, I want to let them know how much I appreciate what they have done.

Every time we go back to visit, my parents always stock up both of the refrigerators and fruit baskets with food. Eating seems to be such a huge deal and we get fed REALLY..REALLY well. I am so looking forward to go home sweet home.
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My all time favorite curry. So spicy and flavorful. Just how i like it. I can eat this for breakfast.  photo f5_zps4rvluf9j.jpg  photo f6_zpsuxt9l9yf.jpg Mixed vegetables stir-fry with crispy pork belly. My dad knows I love veggies.  photo f2_zpsm4lhvd7v.jpg Glass noodle with shrimps  photo f4_zpskumdxfq1.jpg More veggies stir-fry for veggies lover. Cant wait to eat fresh baby corn.  photo f3_zps9d84txhu.jpg Spicy eggplant salad  photo f7_zpsohryz3id.jpg Minced pork with soft egg tofu soup