Tuesday, October 25, 2005

MeMe - Childhood Memories

I have been tagged by Lily over at Lily's Wai Sek Hong for this meme.

Most of my childhood memories are of food, hehe, no surprises there

#1 Milo
This is in my earliest memories of favourite drink. I much prefer it to Ribena. I always asked for a bottle just before sleep. Early sign of a later Chocolate Connoisseur......... I seldom drink it now, I much prefer freshly brewed coffee and tea now.

#2 French Toast
I love going to tuition during my first 3 years of primary school. People was a nerd mah....NOT. There is this restaurant opposite my tuition place which whipped up fantastic french toast, about 2 inches thick and perfectly golden brown, served with honey and a cold slab of butter........arrrrggghhh heaven.........Sadly the restaurant is not operating anymore, it also sold nice chicken pie (the size bigger than my face, people last time still small and young mah.......) and pork chop rice and baked spaghetti............

#3 Kolo Mee (dry tossed noodles)
My family and I frequented this unassuming cheap and cheerful restaurant when I was young (still in primary school so young lor) for it's char siew kolo mee and noodle soup (which is just kolo mee in soup). The restaurant has a funky name called '7-Up', think Fido Dido (last time was hip and popular mah...I even had Fido Dido t-shirts.... +_+). Noodles must be broad type, if they sold out, the corners of my mouth would droop and my face became dark, ordering a seafood fried kway teow through grittering teeth while shooting the waitress with murderous glances.........

#4 Pork Chop Rice
This has to be my only indulgence when I was young (childhood memories mah, right?). I only get to have it only once every month or sometimes twice a month as it was expensive. There were a few (or maybe 3 other) restaurants in town which sells good pork chop rice. But my #1 has to be the restaurant in Bangunan Guru-Guru called 'Gee Yu' which is more popular for it's dim sum (no I did not like the dim sum there, already so picky so young hoho). For me, pork chop has to be well marinated with subtle hint of wine (for fragrance), briefly deep fried in oil to seal the juice so the meat will melt tenderly in your mouth with juices scorching your palate when you take a bite.............The ruby coloured sauce must coat every mm of the meat but the meat must still retain a little crispiness. The restaurant served the rice with a soft centre fried egg, for me this is the highlight of the whole meal. The egg is perfectly crisp round the rim and bottom, full of wok hei (wok flavor?) with the yolk still runny, sitting proudly on top of the chops like a king in his throne.......... My stomach is grumbling like mad now........

#5 Maggi Mee
My mom used to be a lousy cook (when I was young lor) but picked up her skills later while cooking for family 'festivals' from my 2 uncle chefs. ALWAYS appearing on dinner table is bought gravyless char siew (tasted like tree barks), deep fried chicken wings (only edible stuff), stir fried vegetables (again tasted like tree barks, maybe overcooked?), canned sardine, canned meat, canned fish, canned whatever...........
You can tell my mom is also a lazy cook no? She seldom cook lunch, because there is always leftovers (surprise, surprise), I would tell her I want Maggi Mee (my childhood saviour) which she happily obliged. But now the Maggi Mee taste worse than rubber band, at least rubber band is springy..........

There you go, did you enjoy reading them? Nothing special to anyone but treasured memories for me.

I am one to throw away chain letters if I ever receive one and I only ever played 4D once just to humour my friends. So this is where the meme came to die.........

3 comments:

Sherreen said...

Rabbit,

Kolomee and char siew pau at Seria is very nice..

Rabbit Sim said...

Yeah, but they always give me tummy ache :(
I have a friend whose famile ate this big pau from Seria and the WHOLE family went to A&E later. But I will take my chance in the name of good and tasty food hehe......

Sherreen said...

Rabbit,

Eh..I got no problem...probably my granduncle bought from different shop