Okaasan cooked fish!
Amazing! Wonderful! Is it a trend? Will she start cooking for us?
We can only hope....
She has been here in this house with a kitchen for almost 1 year and has never done more than heat up soup or curry, pour hot water on instant noodles, press the microwave button many times to cook rice.
But yesterday after hula dance class she bought fish downtown. Came home. Got out the pan. Got out the soy sauce, rice wine and sugar which is the basic stock for cooking EVERYTHING in Japan - and poached the fish.
We were upstairs about 5.30 pm and Yujiro was on the telephone.
A strange smell filled the house and I rushed downstairs thinking Okaasan was burning something...or Yujiro had forgotten something.
I whisked off the pan lid and there were 3 pieces of fish cooking away in a brown soup. Okaasan staggered over to tell me that I'd just let all the steam escape....but I was so delighted to see her cooking that I didn't feel bad about the reprimand.
And the fish was good!
I had to go out again for an evening class, but ate it when I came home. Delicious (much better than the bad cooking smell in fact).
Will she start cooking? It would save US so much hassle if she would....
Or was this just a fish in the pan?