Since I got married, some close to 19 years ago, I have not tasted my Dad's cooking. You see, when we were young, Dad usually made breakfast for us.
Last evening when we met for my nephew's birthday, my Dad invited me over for lunch today. He told me that my favourite fish was in season and he was going to cook it for me.
"Toi Her" is a type of fish which is popular with the teochews. It is a slim fish about 6 inches in length and about an inch in diameter. Not many know how to eat this fish as it has numerous bones which are very thin. Only if properly eaten will the bones stick to the fish. The way you eat it is most unlady-like. You have to literally slurp and suck the flesh off the meat. But the meat is sweet and soft. I havent had "toi her" for years.
Usually Mum would cook it using Grandma's recipe. But today Dad cooked it, using a recipe he learnt on his recent trip to China. Must say it turned out quite good, tho it was of a different style from that I was used to. I ate 6 of those fishes .. all for lunch!! There goes my diet!
Thanks Dad for a lovely lunch. And what a lovely way to end the week ...coupled with the children's exams finally OVER!
I hope you have a great weekend!