My mother makes heaps of great dishes that take me right back to being that fat, dorky mathlete kid who was no good at sport. Must have had something to do with being well fed. I could name a heap of dishes that take me back to childhood in an instant; pork stuffed tofu in tomato, crab and egg soup, hairy melon soup with dried shrimp, those stuffed baos with chinese sausage and steamed egg, but as far as family favourites go, this is by far the hands-down winner.
Nothing says welcome home like this pork belly and eggs dish. Sweet, sticky, chunks of pork belly, stewed until dark brown and swimming in a thick pool of gravy with boiled, dark brown eggs. Amazing. Throw it down with steamed rice, cucumber, pickles and I’m all yours. Mum thinks my addition of Coca-Cola™ is pretty unorthodox, but it adds just that bit more caramel sweetness and lime zestiness to the dish that makes it god damn magic. DELICIOUS. Enough said. Let’s cook.