It's never an easy task to be cooking daily. Grandma isn't in the best of health and she can't stand for extended periods of time. Sometimes we want her to just take a good rest and buy takeout instead. But if given a choice, she'd rather cook. It's sort of like a responsibility she's taken on and she's lost if she doesn't have to cook. She's good at it. And no, not because i'm biased. Food outside never tastes the same when replicated at home. For better or for worse- the taste, that is :)
Braised pork trotters with egg
Perfectly braised pork trotters with tender meat falling off the bones and the flavour infused hardboiled eggs. Chases away the cold rainy nights.
when leftover rice takes on new life when wok fried
Leftover rice is sometimes my grandmother's biggest bane. She's left to decide whether to fry it up or to just to steam it with the new batch of rice she cooks. It used to just be eggs and rice but these days, she's taken to adding in strips of charsiew that she buys from the market. This is an entire meal all on it's own. But of course, we always have dishes on the side. :)
sea bream smeared with curry powder
That's the taste of home right there. I haven't had curry powder smeared on fish outside before. Not that I've ever come across. Chilli/ sambal yes but curry powder, her secret blend of spices, nope. And rarely a night goes by without fish. :) I've taken to loving both the crispy skin and curry powdered white flaky fish meat within. I used to avoid eating fish because of it's bones and the patterned skin. Psychological.
And yes, there are vegetables as well. Depends what she gets from the market. That's the one dish we finish up without fail every night. For the very reason that vegetables aren't recommended leftovers what with a loss in color and their nutrients. We love our greens. :)