Most of us have memories of food that are dear to us. One of the things that I enjoyed most about building this website is re-telling stuff that happened to me or my family involving food.
The most precious for me would be childhood food memories. If you had some, I would love to read them. Share the food you had and the stories that are connected to it. Happy, sad, funny, horrid, embarrassing or inspiring.
When I was about 5 or 6 years old, we stayed in this terrace house in Hougang. Every week, we will hear the familiar calls of an elderly hawker selling steamed chives dumplings, a classic Teochew snack.
We would drop whatever we are doing and dashed to the kitchen. My siblings and I would all grab a big round metal plate each and dashed towards the gate.
The old lady would be standing there between her two huge baskets of steamed dumplings. Granny would come up behind us to order and pay. We watched and tried not to drool as she piled the dumplings onto our plates. Once our plates were full, off we go somewhere to wolf down the dumplings.
My granny knew how to make these dumplings herself but for some reason, we still get very excited when the hawker comes around. I hope she enjoyed our patronage as well.
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