Since I'll be attending a farewell party on the college campus tomorrow night, tonight's #dinner is the last one I'd have that was prepared by my host-mom and eaten at home with the Nakanos! (I just realised this while thinking of a caption for this photo.) 😢
Tonight's spread tasted like home. It reminded me of what I'm used to eating at #home in Singapore. The flavours and textures were so familiar. Grandma makes the (exact) same dish of tofu, spring onions and taugeh. The dish with prawns in Chinese toban sauce tasted like a hybrid of Grandma's awesome sambal tumis, and taucho dish. Even the egg dish reminded me of home. (I mean... an egg omelette is an egg omelette, but this one had that 'homely' taste which I associate with homecooked food). And yet, these dishes are all Japanese, all Nakano in their own ways.
Dinners are times when I'd sit down with the family, share a meal, and have a conversation about my day, about Singapore, and about the interesting things I have encountered in Osaka in broken Japanese (and sometimes Google-translated Japanese) with a lot of hand gestures. I'll miss my host-mom's wonderful cooking... #familyinjapan #littlethings #homemade #gustolabosaka2018 #日本42日 @glinstitute