I spent a few days at home trying to come to terms with things, and I realised I am not as strong as I would like to be, and frankly have no clue as to how I am meant to deal with such life events.
Today I decided to visit the Abbotsford Convent today to soak up some sunshine, clear my head and checkout the Farmers Market held there every fourth Saturday.
Arriving at the Convent mid-noon, I first popped into Kappaya for an early lunch before exploring the market.
I noticed the menu had changed slightly since my previous visit. I wanted to get the Saku Saku side dish that I had previously enjoyed but I also wanted to have something sweet afterwards, so I settled for the two onigiri + miso soup set.
|Two Onigiris, miso and side salad set ($9.00)|
|Onigiri (rice balls)|
The onigiris I chose were Sake (salmon) and Takana (pickled vegetables). Both rice balls were just as delicious as I had remembered, the rice was well-seasoned and provided a nice crunchy texture. The side salad was refreshing, albeit the dressing being a tad too tangy.
|Sesame Pudding ($8.00)|
|Organic fruits and pistachios from the Slow Food Farmers' Market|
No doubt it's been one of the most saddening, depressing week of my life thus far and I feel this lunch has helped nourish my soul a little and replenish what was lost. Throughout this week, I thought of my grandpa quite frequently, and now thinking back, a lot of my memories of us involved food. Memories of the delicious congee he used to make, the way he would get up early just to go buy breakfast for the family, the love that we shared for all things sweet..every memory was a happy one and reminiscing my time in China only makes it harder to say goodbye. It was food that brought us closer together and it is food that is going to help heal the pain.
R.I.P. 外公, love you heaps and thank you for everything you did for me. I will miss you dearly.
1 St Heliers St
The Abbotsford Convent
Ph 03 9416 0070