Valentines Day Stories
Its the season of love! Food always has a special place in our hearts, whether its cooking for a special someone or enjoying a meal together with loved ones.
This Valentines Day, we asked our readers to share their most memorable moments here are 8 heartwarming stories that will make you say aww:
1. My partner and I recreated the scene from Ratatouille! Anonymous
When my partner and I reenacted the scene in the movie Ratatouille where the rat was controlling the guy to cook because we were recreating the dish Ratatouille. He had me sit on his shoulders with him standing while I pulled his hair to control what he does or where he goes. Dont worry, I didnt fall off, but I definitely fell hard for him.
We did a double-take at this cute and goofy story! If theres anything weve learnt, its that 1) they have really high ceilings, and 2) French recipes are in high demand!
2. I decided to surprise him and he LOVED it. Anonymous
Since my [significant other] then was the chef in our relationship (to be fair my cooking skills wasnt as great as his), one day I decided to surprise him by baking his favourite dessert Sticky Date Pudding. I was really nervous at first because Ive never cooked or baked for anyone other than my family. Turns out he LOVED it. His family loved it too. And so I started learning how to bake because of that very moment.
Who can resist a Sticky Date Pudding, especially when specially made for you? We ourselves have a Honey Goji Sticky Date Pudding recipe that we simply adore do it yourself here.
3. When I eat it, I am reminded of my mum and her sacrifice to our family Sylvia
My mum used to make pork ribs bee hoon for me during my childhood. She stopped cooking for the family when she had to go back to work. It is also a dish that I havent seen being done outside before, so its not like I can easily go to get it.
Image credit: Sylvia
It is something I miss so much that I learnt how to cook it a few years ago and will make it for myself. When I eat it, I am reminded of my mum and her sacrifice to our family.
The bittersweet sense of satisfaction and nostalgia when your food tastes like mums is something that is impossible to recreate. This story reminds us of our own familys signature dishes things like pig trotter bee hoon, braised beef brisket and ABC soup.
4. They became my favourite when I saw the love in my partners eyes while cooking Anonymous
It was a really simple Aglio Olio with garlic, chilli padi, capsicums and steak. They became my favourite when I saw the love in my [significant others] eyes while cooking. So much love went into the cooking. No other Aglio Olio Ive tried has ever matched that standard.
5. We saw a thick, long python in the kitchen! Anonymous
After dinner, wine and conversation under the stars, we finally brought our crockery and cutlery back to the kitchen to wash up. Imagine our shock when we saw a long think python wrapped around the window panels by the sink! His dogs who were walking in with us went crazy and started barking.
The next morning, no python in the kitchen so it must have slithered away in the night. Called pest control to check the premises and phew No sight of it and no repeat sighting of the python again.
Our guess is that the python wanted to join in on the dinner date. Unfortunately, not many have gone on dates with snakes and lived to tell the tale.
6. An ideal date night? Takeaway Sushi and Soju Anonymous
An impromptu night out – eating takeaway Sushi and drinking Soju at places nobody would think of bringing their dates to in SG (rooftops, bridges, etc). I think chill, adventurous dates are more fun than sitting in a restaurant with a room full of people. Its more intimate and private and you get to enjoy each others company better.
Restaurants and fine dining are great, but as this reader has shared, romance can definitely be found anywhere! On your next adventurous date, try picnics or DIY bento boxes for the occasion.
7. A childhood memory and feeling Anonymous
When my mum and brother made dumplings together, when we were little. It was one of our first times being allowed to help out in the kitchen, so it’s really memorable. Afterwards, we got to enjoy the fruits of our labour together, and I felt really proud of myself that I had contributed to dinner that night.
Our best times with family can come from time spent cooking, just like this reader has. Recipes like Pork and chive dumplings are a great way to get all hands in the kitchen and make memories thatll last.
8. I was super touched by their care and effort Anonymous
I was really sick and had no energy to get out of bed. My [significant other] rushed over to cook me minced meat porridge and basically made sure I was fed the entire day. I was super touched by their care and effort
Food and acts of service form the ultimate love language! Its a great reminder to save sick day recipes like century egg congee or Teochew fish porridge thatll come in handy when your loved one needs a pick-me-up.
This Valentines Day, take time to appreciate your loved ones, be it a family member or a significant other. Why not cook a meal with them, or for them, to form memories that will last a lifetime?
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