Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pondok of goodness

Food, Weekender, The Star
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What do I love about mom and pop shops? Everything! The down-to-earth prices. The unpretentious service. But most of all, the soul in the food.

For parents aka lovable perfectionists, every detail is a matter of fierce beating pride. Whether it is a hearty bowl of kon loe min, or seasoning for onion rings, no culinary endeavour is too insignificant to be left to chance.

So much as SUGGEST that their standards for the day, are less than sterling, and I'll bet your kitchen artiste (Because that's what they are, no less) would turn ashen, accept your assessment with trembling lips, escape into the kitchen before thumping their chests Tarzan-style, and proceeding to dump the whole fleet of sauces and with a vengeance.

Proof can be found no further than The Headmaster, who once bellowed at his trembling assistant, "Don't leave the potatos exposed to air! Now cannot use already. You have to dump the whole tupperware!"

Oklah, one swallow does not make a flock, but you get my point :)

Make no mistake, for a parent, every epicurean endeavour is a fierce commitment to love.

And Pondok, you will find upon entering its heartwarming premises, is another passionate testament to this philosophy.


Joanna said...

Hi there,

First of all,thank you for dropping by my blog. You have no idea how thrilled and tickled I have been upon hearing from you.

For the main point of this note...FOOD!! May I say that I love the way food takes on a life of its own when coupled with your vivid descriptions of the setting and people that make savouring them a delight way beyond the mechanical chew and swallow oft taken for granted. Now I can't wait to go seek out this Pondok..


Kelly Lai said...

Hi there,

I can imagine the food so nice that you wana go back there many times. I am also a big fan of nasi kerabu and would love to try out one day. Thanks for the sharing.



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