Like most children, I loved this dish because it was sweet (and deep fried). I remember how my parents used to tell me that in life, I can't just focus on the sweet; It is important to experience all four taste sensations: sour, sweet, bitter and spicy. I used to take it quite literally and ate all sorts of sour, sweet, bitter (bittergourd, anyone?) and spicy foods growing up.
As I got older, I realised it was meant figuratively as well. In one's journey in life, it is important to experience all sorts of things; be it sweet (and lovely), unpleasant (sour), sad (bitter) and spicy (excitement). And how true this is.
What food do you remember from your childhood?
Don't forget to visit the other club cookers to see what they have whipped up:
Lucent Imagery (cooking club founder)