Posted this drawing last week and ask if anyone could identify what I’ve drawn. I think it’s kinda difficult to guess except the green chillies that I’ve drawn.
I have been craving for Char Hor Fan after all my friends on IG continuously to bombard their feed with yummy Malaysian Hawker food! I just wished I’m home with them eating as hard as I could too!
Another craving of mine was Hainanese Chicken Rice. Sadly to say, it’s just ordinary chicken rice, even though they claimed to have made Hainanese Chicken Rice.
I guess, I’m left with my precious memory to remember how Hainan Chicken Rice should taste like.
7 years ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to a Hainan background friend’s house for sleepover during Chinese New Year. My friend’s grandmother who grew up in traditional Hainan background had years of experiences and skills in making the authentic Hainan Chicken Rice and the chilli condiment that goes perfectly along.
I didn’t like white colour chicken in Chicken Rice, I usually prefer roasted chicken. But, that was the only time I devoured all the Hainan Styled White Chicken! It was the best that I had. The rice was so aromatic and chilli was so distinctively different from the ordinary Chicken Rice’s garlic chilli condiment.
Today, there aren’t many people left who know how to make those traditional, tedious yummy dishes, which is really sad.
Added some sentimental notes to my drawings. I wish I could visit home soon. I miss home.
Watercolour and Pencil Drawing
at 海南風味 opposite Zen Vietnamese Restaurant