Monday, March 17, 2008

#4 Their own cooking


Even if no one else likes it...it is always better than yours.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i dont like my moms cooking but she seems to believe that she is the best cook yes LOL

Anonymous said...

Haha! Anon, my korean mil is the same way. I thought it was really weird when I asked my DH which of his mother's dishes was his favorite. FTR, my mom is an awesome cook, so this seemed like a perfectly normal question to ask my DH, b/c I can rattle off an entire list of foods that my mom makes that I love. He said, "what do you mean, I don't understand your question." I said, "doesn't your mom make a food that you just totally love?" Crickets, no response, just a blank look from my poor DH, lol. Basically, my DH doesn't have a favorite dish, because mil is a horrible cook. My first experiences with korean food was mil's cooking. I was not impressed, thinking that korean food was not that great. However, after going to some korean restaurants, it was very easy for me to figure out that it wasn't that I didn't like korean food, it was that mil was an awful cook!

My sil told me that the first thing bil told her about his mom was that his mom is a horrible cook, lol. Of course, the first thing mil told me about sil was that sil was a horrible cook, lol!!!! Having tried both of their cooking, I would say that my sil is a waaaaay better korean cook than my mil, there is not even any comparison! Yet to this day, my mil still feels the need to criticize and give my sil, "advice" about what she did wrong with her korean cooking. Meanwhile, everyone is slurping up sil's cooking and asking for seconds! I think mil is jealous! My DH has started to admit in the past couple of yrs that his mom is a bad cook. She believes that if she does not use any seasoning, other than chilis and other hot sauces, that it is healthier. My DH finally got fed up with it and told her there was no point in her cooking at all if she was going to cook bland, tasteless food. Since then she has started to use a little bit more seasoning. It's ok, but still not great, either way when we visit mil, we do not expect to have anything more than mediocre korean food and we prefer to eat at a restaurant. I'm lucky that I am not korean, or else I am sure that mil would criticize my cooking too. Oddly enough, she does like my cooking though, but I think that has more to do with the fact that she's just happy that she isn't the one having to cook. Or maybe she doesn't feel like she needs to compete with me, because I am not korean. She does love my DH's khalbi ribs though, she can't stop talking about how great they taste. Guess who we got the recipe from? Yup, you guessed it... sil! LOL!!!!

Sue said...

This is the one post I disagree with. My mother is indeed the best cooker of Korean food there is.

Becky Seo said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~ awesome!

Anonymous said...

to anonymous, maybe your husband should stop being a brat and appreciate the fact that his mother wants to cook for him and her family instead of complaining like a little pansy about how it tastes. in the rare occasion my mom makes something not too tasty, i still eat it and tell her it's good instead of making her feel bad after all that trouble she went through to make food for me..

sandra said...

i love my mom's cooking

Anonymous said...

I love my mom's cooking~! My sister and I, when we first got jobs, used to take my KM out to dinner for Mother's Day. She would always want to go to a Japanese or Korean restaurant where she would order a dish and then make a terrible face and say "too salty!" or say that "food no good!" We learned not to take her out because she loves to cook. She always commands us "restrant food, no good! Stay home! Don't go out!!" and "Chinese food soooo greasy!"