Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Simple, yet satisfying...

Since there's no meeting in the office today, I opted to work from home. I told mum about this last night so she said :"Why dont I cook lunch as well then u come & join us?" Well usually mum cooks dinner only & not lunch, but since she offered, I said Yes to her ofcoz...

Around 12.15pm, I drove to my parent's house which is about 5 minutes away from mine. Lunch was just about ready...To my surprise, mum cooked something which i've been craving for lately - Chinese pancake & sweet potato desert ("fan-shu-tong-shui" in Cantonese). This combination is perfect coz the taste of these two just go so well together!

The simple Chinese pancake is actuall made of flour & dried prawn. This meal reminds me of the tough times when I was young...Mum was always creative in her cooking, so she will think of many simple, economic, yet delicious food for us.

U know...sometimes I think it's not how expensive the meal is that makes you happy, but the taste of the food which is made by someone with her heart & love that makes it special. That's why my lunch today was really simple, yet truely satisfying.
THANX MUM!

6 comments:

Dio Brando said...

never hear of dat before... from the pic it looks like prata. Wonder what it taste like... hmmm...

Sean said...

my mum always cook that pancake during my childhood. I don't really like it but I appreciate my mum's hardwork...

sharlydia said...

dio - u gotta try it one day...i really love it! It's like roti canai, but chinese version, with dried prawn in it...

sean - ya i used to eat this more often during childhood, but somehow i like it, so once a while i'll crave for it...

Daniel said...

it's always the simple mum-made food that is is the most satisfying.. all the 'good food' that we eat outside is never as good as the one cooked by our mummy ;p

Sunshine said...

i also never ate that chinese pan cake before, you got the recipe maybe you can share with me :)

sharlydia said...

daniel - YEAH, absolutely!

sunshine - well i guess the recipe is how u mix the floar with those other ingredients...let me ask mum & put it here one day, haha!