I'm never really a Chinese food kind of person, although I have been religiously having home cooked meals cooked by grandma every night since I was a kid. okay I was, but in the recent years my taste buds have decided to switch for something more aligned towards the western. For example I would gladly choose milk and cereals over a warm bowl of porridge/ dim sum kind of mornings. Maybe the culture influence, maybe the blogs I read, maybe the inspirations I look up to.. what ever it is I guess this helps because I am soon going to be in the States for a good 3 months and I am still feeling all jittery over it.
But there you see the herbal duck here. Its been 4 years I think I last stepped into Dian Xiao Er, and this herbal duck never fails; or maybe I was too hungry by then. I think I kind of shocked my fatty's parents that I grabbed the most pieces from the precious bowl that was meant to be shared between 4, mainly because I wasn't really into the other dishes too. I haven't been having white rice for the longest time for dinner but I finished the whole bowl that night. Oh my god, that crisp in the skin.
I believe there is something about herbs that makes traditional Chinese food taste so good, and even addictive at times. The pot of soup cooked long hours at my granny's almost every day, the fragrance it releases every time the cover is opened; I am very blessed to come home to granny's soup of love every night and I will miss it when I'm away.
Also, I have always loved meals with fatty, and his parents. Call me a family girl but I enjoy times like these when we can sit down and communicate with them, and I am lucky they always make me feel like one of them. Fatty (okay I think I should start naming him Shawn here before everyone starts to wonder what's his name haha), so Shawn and I ain't those kind of couples who have to meet every 2 days after work, well of course we would love to. We still meet once over the weekends and in the rarest times, maybe 2? Its never easy when we are both busy with work but I think it helps having an understanding partner who thinks that we are not different from others but special instead, and is proud of such dynamics we form; I am blessed I have him :) Thank you.
Er, not a lot of photos because we were too hungry and started digging in. oops.
Dian Xiao Er @ Serangoon NEX
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