Dinner with the Parents
I dug up some photos from a few weeks back when my parents decided to cook up a feast for me. My memory is a bit hazy but I THINK the occasion was uni-related so possibly, end of exams.
It was during the cooler Winter days and we had just tried the lamb hot pot from Newway a week before. Dad figured he could do better so that's what he set out to do.
Our meal consisted of grilled scallops, a braised goat dish and stir-fried sandcrab.
I'll give it to him - dad's goat dish absolutely owned over the version we had at Neway. The goat pieces were tender and falling apart and the skin had become gelatinous and sticky: perfect for winter. Great flavor balance too - he used star anise, peppercorns and Chinese five spice (though the exact quantities are 'secret').
I'm not crazy about sandcrab so no comments there but we can agree that the photo looks appetizing.
No idea what mum was doing with the scallops but there was pork mince on there... not exactly a match made in heaven.