There are home cooked meals and then home cooked meals. Those that I cook have deteriorated to the point where whenever I’ve to be at the hot stove, I choose a one-course, one pot menu. And yes, very much like the characters in Korean dramas, I often eat straight from the pot — whenever there’s no company, not even my mother!
Thus it’s become a preferred option to eat out and a better appreciation of why it’s a super plus point to live within five minutes of restaurants, cafes, food courts, even hawker centres — where meals are on tap for little extra cost (unless one chooses Les Amis day in and out) and little effort.
Stemming from this, it’s easy to see why it’s such a super duper treat to be invited to a home cooked meal by a cook who doesn’t rely on domestic help, pre-processed stuff or buying in to serve at home.
Better still, when the cook-host actually goes the extra mile and pulls out all stops to dish out a memorable meal every time said cook-host invites. Complemented by the most classy drink stuff by cook-host’s friend.
The only pity is that cook-host and friend provide such stunning meals and drinks no more than two or three times a year!
Last Saturday (Oct 20) was one such rare and always looked forward to event. Let the drool-making pictures (below) do the speaking. (Forgot to snap the soup!)
Oh yes, this time instead of wine, we washed down the food with cold sake and Korean soju.
For some of the other previous meals cooked by cook-host HWSNBN go to these links.