Something’s not right…

I used to enjoy the exotic tastes and fragrances in some cuisines like Thai, for instance but lately, I seem to get put off by all those herbs and spices. I never liked black pepper sauce but I did not mind a dash of pepper in some dishes though not anymore. Like when we had the stewed pork leg here the other day, I thought it tasted different and was kind of strong on the pepper so I did not enjoy it as much as before.

These days, I prefer things that are mild in taste, more on the bland side. That was why when my girl said she would cook some chicken porridge…

…the other day, I was delighted with the idea.

I did not mind the spring onions that my missus sprinkled on top but I felt the daun sup (Chinese celery) came across a little too strong so I picked out all the bits and pieces and put them by the side. Since young, my girl would not have anything to do with those.

I asked for the remaining ikan jamar to be fried…

…to go with the porridge. We had them plain, just like that and yes, we did enjoy them very much.

I don’t know whether it was me or what but I thought the salted egg…

…that I had was extremely salty so even though it looked really good, I did not quite enjoy it.

No, I have not lost my sense of taste…nor smell. In fact, I feel they have become extra-sensitive. I can walk into the kitchen and detect the smell of some ingredient that my missus is using in her cooking and I would get put off by it straight away. Hopefully, this is just a passing phase and in time, things will go back to normal again. Sighhhhhh!!!!!!