My parents make these braised eggs all the time. They're pretty much glorified hard boiled eggs that are given a nice warm bath in a soy sauce stock that turns the outside of the eggs a pleasant tan shade and gives the eggs a savory flavor. They are simple to make and we'd eat them with noodles or rice, a nice complement to most meals.
So of course I started having a craving for those eggs a few days ago and obviously for so simple a recipe I had no idea how to make them. Google Search and calls to mom were in order. I found a close enough recipe to start and switched out a few things (star anise and cloves to replace the spice powder, for example. And including shitake mushrooms and lotus roots because I like them).
The results were not bad and definitely satisfied my egg craving, though no one can make them like my mom (doesn't everyone think that?). And I've watched her and my dad cook Chinese food for years, so you'd think something would have sunk in by now. But having grown up eating Chinese food every single day pretty much made me inadvertently rebel when I started cooking for myself. I can pretty much make anything but Chinese food. Unfortunate since I don't living within driving distance from my parents for dinner!
Are there foods from your childhood that sometimes crave? How do you satisfy your cravings?
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