If dad is my STAR, then mum is best described as my MOON. She watches over us both day and night. Even though we live about 100km a part, she still calls us regularly to check on us. I believe how I run my household today is greatly influenced by my mum. She is such an efficient (mmm....I think I am too) and good cook (*sigh* still got a long way to go).
I have tried many of her recipes but somehow mine never tasted exactly like hers. When I asked her why, her reply was.........you cannot follow recipe religiously coz' same food may not necessary produce the same taste each time you cook them. Therefore, you need to adjust the taste during the cook process and add seasoning accordingly. Make sense to me but........sad to say that my taste bud is no where near hers.
So here's the recipe for my friend, Amy who likes my stew pork even though it is no where near mum's:-
This is a very versatile dish. (1) You can used any type of pork of your choice but take note of the cooking time. (2) You can replace hard boiled eggs with either potatoes, tau kua or include all 3. (3) This dish can either be served with rice or as topping for noodles. (4) It also freezes well.
So to Amy, happy trying this dish. Let me know what yours taste like.