ONE: My Grandma

27 Mar

Grandma's House

So this is going to be the first post, the first of 52 documentaries. Every week since I was a little kid, our family would go to my Grandma’s house for dinner. Now, this isn’t any ordinary Chinese food, this is home-style Cantonese cuisine that hasn’t changed for generations. I love my Mama’s cooking and nothing compares to it; the delicious fresh fish, steamed meatloaf and beef with broccoli or gai lan…I’m pretty sure the dishes have been roughly the same for the last 20 years of my life.
Grandma's House

Grandma's House

Grandma's House

So it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve begun to take a great deal of interest behind the recipes itself, wanting to learn how to cook the dishes and be able to prepare them myself. This is the typical wednesday after noon my grandma takes to prepare a full meal starting with soup, fresh halibut, chinese meatloaf, and beef and gai lan. Have I mentioned what an amazing cook my Mama is? I decided to share with you guys a little part of my family.

Grandma's House

Grandma's House

Grandma's House

These are the same dishes I hope to serve my kids one day and even maybe my grandchildren because these are the things that make up our history and our culture. They’re the symbols of a past that my grandmother grew up with and her parents, etc. etc. They represent more than the dishes that filled up empty stomaches, but they’re the symbols that bring our family together during dinner.

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One Response to “ONE: My Grandma”

  1. Belle March 27, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    Steamed meatloaf!!! That is my absolute favourite. There is this one place in HK and it has the single best meatloaf that I have ever had. I can’t even put it into words. Your Mama is cute!

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