|My friend's Zaharah Omar's special Malay Brinjal in Asam Pedas. A lovely hot and spicy soup.|
My grandmother Siew and Aunty Hiong used to plant a few plots of brinjals and ladies' fingers.
Grandma loved to look these two vegetables for grandpa Tiong Kung Ping as they were his favourite.
However one dish that was truly memorable was her brinjal soup. Plain cut brinjals in a soup of garlic and perhaps a bit of ikan bilis. But as children we could eat almost anything. She was glad that I learned to eat vegetables and especially her brinjals.
|Korean inspired cold brinjal soup. Photo from Google.|
Today, we all love brinjals or egg plants, cooked in any way. Each time I see people growing brinjals I would think of Grandfather and the backyard garden that he started when he moved to the big house on the hill in Sg. Merah.
I will try to re-create the Tiong Kung Ping Brinjal Soup soon.....