This meme is all about our childhood memories for five things related to food. I have lots of them since I have fond memories of my dad taking us everywhere to eat since he loves to eat all the time.
Cakes and what-nots from our kitchen
My mother has always loved to bake so our house used to be a hive of activity when I was young. She used to take cooking and baking lessons which I will tag along since I was too young to be left at home alone and had not started schooling yet. I still remember following her to these classes, one was Mrs. Fernandez's royal icing and sugarcraft class where she learnt how to sculpt flowers from icing.
Biscuits from my past
Ever since I was a kid, I love animals. I will feed strays with scraps from my plate under the disapproving eye of my mother. Once we kept chickens in the house which use to lay an egg for my breakfast. Not sure what happened but they died and ended up at our table as dinner. When I heard about that, I refused to eat that meal in protest of the chickens whom I love. My mother was totally exasperated with me and that night I went to bed with a hungry tummy.
As the Chinese love to eat those funny exotic foods claiming it's all good for your health, she once tried to trick me to eat things like snake, tortoise and etc. I kept my stand throughout that dinner and refused to eat anything she gave me. Since then, she has never tried to force or trick me to eat things I don't like.
Eating out in the old days
When I was a kid, we used to go down to the Kuala Lumpur city centre quite a lot to visit my aunt as she stayed right smack in the busiest street namely Petaling Street. It was lots of fun as there will be the old wet market, Central Market round the corner (it's now a cultural market), lots of hawker stalls with noodles to eat and of course we always got an egg tart as a treat from Tong Kee Confectionery. I used to also get a coconut bun to bring to school during break time. What amazes me is I still go to that confectionery to buy their egg tarts and they taste just as good as I remember them.
I need to tag four people for this meme, so I thought I'll pass the baton on to an all Malaysian food blog group:
- Babe from Babe in the City - KL;
- Lilian from Malaysia Best;
- Sue and Eternity from Funky Cookies; and last but not least
- The Makan King from Makan Kings.
Thanks to Mrs. D and Michele for tagging me. Now I need to figure out that complicated instruction at the end of Michele's meme as I am not sure where I should update the list for this meme at.