When I recalled the kind of kid I was when it comes to food, I see myself as this fussy, annoying and cranky little princess (in terms of character and attitude, not appearance) picking out all the veggies on my plate and refusing to eat if any fried shallots or garlic found.
As you can see, I was a spoilt child.
I hated fried rice the most because of the mixed vegetables in it. The only time I touched the plate of kangkung / sawi was scooping the sauce out when the rice was too dry. I would cried and threw tantrums just because there’s a single stalk veggie in my fried kueh tiaw. Super hak-yan-zhang lor.
Then, as I grew older.. especially after 25, I found myself enjoying eating veggies more. Though, bitter gourd is still something I cannot swallow (unless thinly sliced, fried with telur masin). I don’t frown anymore when I see capsicums in the pizza, I can eat onion raw, even garlic(!) when it’s with soya sauce. Mmmm…. bakuteh!
Still, I’m not a fan of green leafy vegetables. I’m okay with it, but.. not liking it, especially the stalks. Well, kangkung, kailan and xiao-bai-cai okay lah. But, I love all non-green leafy veggies! Brinjal and broccoli, yums!
I guess, it’s because I’m now more aware of health issues or… aging actually contributes to change of preference in food?