Thursday, September 24, 2009

More Comfort Food

What is comfort food? For me, comfort food brings back happy memories and reminds me of special times in my life. And it therefore makes me feel good... :o)

When hubby and I first started dating, we ate a lot of "flavored" rice with over-easy eggs and seaweed on the side. In fact, it's the first (and pretty much only dish) he has ever made for me. So to me, this simple, slightly strange dish, is true comfort food!

I flavor the rice with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, gochujang (Korean red pepper paste), and a bit of ketchup. We call this dish "bap egg on top" in our house. "Bap" is the Korean word for rice, and my mother-in-law used to make a lot "bap egg on top" when hubby was growing up...

Question: What's your favorite meal from your childhood?

Be well,
Andrea

23 comments:

  1. One of my favorites has always been salmon patties...had our new version again last night...with creamed peas and fresh tomato slices from the garden!

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  2. That's a pretty cute meal that he would make for you! My favorite childhood meal is pancakes! On the weekend my dad would always make me pancakes the size of the plate, or my mom would make them in the letter of our first initial!

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  3. One of my favourite dishes my mom used to make us when we were kids was hamburger goulash. It was hamburger with peas in gravy served over mashed potatos. I loved it.

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  4. Oh I love that dish, it's so unique! I guess the food that reminds me of my childhood would have to be Boston Chicken's (yes, takeout) creamed spinach and cornbread! Also, my father's awesome chili, and my mother's amazing tuna noodle casserole. SO DELICIOUS!

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  5. That looks delicious!

    My favorite food growing up was pastina soup. My Mom and Gram always made it the best and I haven't been able to recreate it the same :(

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  6. ohhhh i ate a dish (kinda) similar to this in Thailand, however they used massive amounts of ketchup, and quite frankly, i cannot stand that condiment.

    ultimate comfort food? chili, ice cream and apple crisp!

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  7. I remember having one pot chinese meal often at home. it's so easy to make and it always satisfy my belly and mind! :)

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  9. I love omurice! When I spent a summer in Korea during college I ordered it a lot at little mom-and-pop restaurants. Sometimes we make it for dinner too. But we add a squiggle of ketchup across the top which I like.

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  10. It sounds really delicious. I love over easy eggs on anything.

    My comfort food is chicken pot pie.

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  11. my mom used to make this potato dish, that had taters, mystery meat (I think it was spam) and some sorta tomato sauce. it's a Mexican (cheap to make) dish that she learned from her inlaws...and I always loved it. I just learned how to make it for my fam recently...
    oh SO GOOD

    it's a no big deal dish but always a hit

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  12. It would have to be soft boiled eggs with toast fingers, for sure!

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  13. Your rice sounds really delicious especially with the egg on top, yum! My favorite meal from childhood is Russian vareniki which is similar to ravioli.

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  14. Oh, drooool, I love bap + eggs + seaweed (aka gihm)! When I wouldn't eat anything as a kid (hard to believe, I know!), My mom would fry up an egg and mix soy sauce, sugar, and rice together with some kimchi on the side. Totally comfort food for sure. Although, I'm sure it would taste better with gihm. Mmm.

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  15. I'm a soup person, so always love having veggie soup for dinner. I eat all the veggies in the pot too.

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  16. that meal does look really good! although definitely one i have never seen. yum though. favorite childhood meal for me is "cocoa & toast" as we called it, but it was just milk mixed with quik and heated up paired with white buttered toast. and then you would dip. most comforting meal ever to me.. weird.

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  17. Lovely soy sauce rice. I think my favorite childhood food would be a bowl of pho http://www.phamfatale.com/id_95/title_Pho-Bo-Tai-Nam-The-Perfect-Vietnamese-Beef-Rice-Noodle-Soup/ or a simple roasted chicken. Yumm

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  18. That dish looks a lot like some of my meals. I't looks fairly easy to make and healthy for comfort food. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

    My favorite meal would be my moms chicken caserol made with stuffing, shiken, cream of chicken celery and sour cream. Delicious mouth watering goodnes. Supper unhealthy but oh so good for the soul =)

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  19. It's so funny that one of my late-Dad's favorite simple dinners was just plain steamed rice with eggs on top just like that. He'd drizzle a little oyster sauce over it. Now, my husband takes any excuse he can to top whatever he eats with a fried egg. There is something just so homey and comforting about a fried egg.

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  20. One of my favorite meals growing up was the pizza my mom would make on Sunday nights. She always bought a 'kit' that included the premade dough and sauce and then we would top it off with thick cut pepperoni and cheese. We always had pizza on Sunday nights and watched the Disney family movie of the week. Honestly, I wouldn't make that pizza now, but the memory of my family all gathered together for the weekly ritual of dinner and a movie is something I'll always hold close to my heart.

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  21. my mom used to make chicken with baby corn. loved that stuff.

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  22. A doctor that I worked for introduced me to the over easy egg a top of rice, it is wonderful! My comfort food is chicken and dumplings or fried chicken, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, and collards. And my granny's marble cake

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  23. My comfort food is a grilled cheese sandwich with a nice bowl of tomato soup.

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