There wasn’t any food for me at home today so I made a trip to the economy rice stall near my house for a quick lunch fix. I’ve actually been patronising that place for over a decade now – the stall owner recognises me (and other members of my family) and calls me 小弟 (little brother). Maybe it’s just that the relatively low pricing, or that I’m just really bad at identifying good food, but I really like the food there. Throw in a packet of teh-peng (iced tea), and I’ve got myself a perfect meal.
I wonder if I can persuade the owner to teach me some of his recipes? Sure he’s friendly enough to me now, but I think it takes a bit more than that to agree to create potential competitors. Not that I’m actually aiming to set up a food stall – I would just really like to be able to cook some of those dishes well, if I ever had the time/opportunity to do so!