Somewhere having dinner….
5xdad : Hey, there’s a butcher there (across the street), why not go and get all the meat you want for CNY?
5xmom : Good idea. (anticipates 5xdad to go along, he showed no sign)
5xdad : You go alone la, I take care of this guy (toddler).
5xmom : Aiyer…..I dare not ler. (chicken out at the sight of three butchers drapped in nothing but blue coloured shorts, stained with pig’s blood and their bellies larger than the pigs, hanging out, one with his Scuba brand, blue underwear with rubber waistband showing)
5xmom : What if the butchers ‘khau’ your pretty wife wor? (khau = lured?/flirted?)
5xdad : Good la, then I can go buy meats from you cheap-cheap.
5xmom : Wait I chop you into 18 pieces with their cleaver.
Anyway, in the end, we bought some meats, like 10 kilogramme ONLY (roll eyes) including two pig’s hind legs, two brains and other parts. I saw some pig’s brain and remembered my mom used to fry egg omelette with them. So, to go down memory lane, I asked for the brain which the butcher gladly gave me free of charge. After all, a certain doctor’s motto is ‘Eat first, die later’.
Back home during supper time
5xmom happily frying pig’s brain. Heat wok, put oil, throw in brain to stir fry. Add rice wine, pepper, MSG, salt…..Tralalala, travel 30 years down memory lane….. Knock in an egg. (OKlah, I heard that, got lots of cholesterol, I know already ok?)
Took out a plate of pig’s brain omelette and plonk self on the living room floor. 5xdad watching Emily Rose midway.
Emily got possessed and grab a handful of cockroaches and munch like twisties. 5xmom gulping down pig’s brains that taste like cream cheese, only better.
In between mouthfuls….
5xmom : What is she eating liao?
5xdad : Cockcroaches
In between more mouthfuls….
5xmom : Oh……crunchy hor?
I know if my older kids were around, they would have puked. They will probably swear off pork for the rest of their life. And vow never to let me go near them. But heh, they were somewhere in their rooms.
I think this is the result of my mom feeding me too much pig’s brains when I was small. To my Muslim readers, sorry for the pukey story. To others who do not know, Chinese have these funny theories. If they eat certain parts of the pigs, they believe that part will be enhanced. E.g. eat pig’s leg, you get strong leg. Eat pig’s stomach after giving birth, it strengthens your womb. So, eating pig’s brain is supposed to make you smarter. Which of course, you know is absolutely not true, right? Hmmm?
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