Monday, January 29, 2007

Eating with "eyes"

Hiro always says and STRESSES that Japanese people eat with their "eyes". That's why in Japan all the food I've ever seen were beautifully decorated (including home dining!). Besides the taste, appearance is one important thing to present a meal. This is especially a mother's job, to satisfy both the eyes and the stomaches of the whole family member.

Therefore I also have to do the same to Iki since a very young age. Ever since he started his first food, I already tried to present it as interesting as I could. Well, I can say that I am one of the most unartistic person in this world. I have to prepare beautiful meal yet I don't have "beautiful" eyes. So instead of preparing beautiful food, I give Iki "eye-catching" food. Oh trust me, it really takes time since I'm still not used to do this. Anyway it's decorated and he got interested on it, right? hahahaha

But I guess my "eyes" are getting better? :p

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mama's food

I am so happy that I want to cry!!!!
Got a package from my mom. A box full of my home-made (mom-made for exact!) Indonesian food and some important Indonesian spices.

From dried Indonesian chillies, fresh ones, lemon grasses, sambal goreng tempe, not-too-hot salted fish (my mom said so that Hiro can eat it as well....but for me it's HOT hahaha), super hot salted fish, dried Indonesian lime leaves, dried kemangi leaves and my grandma's recipe's pork sate sauce. She knew exactly what to send to make me got this food orgasm hahaha

I feel like eating at home now, as I never thought I would be able to eat all these food in Korea.

No matter how delicious the food I've eaten all these time (or even I've cooked myself), I always and will always miss my mom's food. It's the taste that I could never find anywhere but from my mom's kitchen.

Not only the food hehehe....I miss you also, mama....