Sunday, 19 May 2013
When I was a child, among all the sweet things they sold in the street stalls or little pudding shops, I loved " Tofu fa" - Bean curd custard - the most. When I grew up and started working, every time I ate out with friends or colleagues, if the restaurants had got "Tofu fa" on the dessert menu, I would definitely choose it. After I got married, each time we went back to Hong Kong, I usually sought out a few places which made the best version of my favourite pudding..
Monday, 13 May 2013
昨天是香港和很多個國家的母親節，身居英國的我們今年在三月已慶祝了這兒的 'Mothering Sunday'。但在香港長大的我，在這一天對母親自是倍覺思念。
Yesterday was Mother's Day in Hong Kong and for a lot of other countries in the world. Here in the UK we already celebrated the Mothering Sunday in March. As I grew up in Hong Kong, this June Mother's Day means a lot more to me, and so on this day I think about and miss my mother a lot more.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
We've always loved eating fish and seafood. But in recent years the cultivation and farming of fish and seafood in some parts of the world have produced chemically poisoned and environmentally polluted fish and seafood. Unfortunately with personal experiences from my own family and friends, sometimes such contaminated fish or seafood can be found in bass, mussels, prawns, river cobblers etc., caused or triggered off allergy like reactions, making us violently sick and feeling ill.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
從前在香港的時候，我們五兄弟妹都很愛吃媽媽煮的東西；但更高興去酒樓吃飯。不知是否那年代沒現在這麼多選擇，還是我父母 - 特別是我爸爸 - 太保守了不會嚐試新口味。記憶中我們每次吃的，都是同樣的菜式。我們可沒有介意或投訴；說起來我們對爸爸點的食物都喜愛得很。
Growing up in Hong Kong with my siblings; as children, we loved having dinner at Chinese restaurants. I don't know whether it was because there weren't as many choice as we have nowadays, or that our parents - especially my dad - were just too conservative to try out new dishes. For as long as I could remember we would always have the same things, not that we mined or complained. We did actually genuinely enjoyed the food that our dad ordered.
Friday, 19 April 2013
Friday, 12 April 2013
We've been seeing some unseasonal weather conditions over the recent weeks; now in the middle of April, we're still wearing scarfs, hats and coats when going out! This means before we've even a chance to put away the winter clothing, the summer months are upon us.
Monday, 8 April 2013
Although we live in the UK, we still follow our Chinese tradition of "Ching Ming" and "Chung Yeung" memorial festivals for our ancestors every year; to go to my father-in-law's grave side to pay respect.