Taiwan Da Tong Fan guo, a set on Flickr.Huh? why is this doing on SWBS blog? Well, this is a story about home and love. Kim reads alot, especially chinese magazines on life and culture. She related to me about this article on a rice cooker... "wah.. how interesting I thought..." She went on telling me that Da Tong Fan Guo is as Taiwan as Nasi lemak is to Singapore. When Taiwanese moved overseas for studies, work or for good. This rice cooker will be standard operation equipment. They swear by it... with my conversation with the local Taixi uncles and aunties.. They give it a high regards for durability, versatility(can do steamboat, cook porridge, steam bread etc)
We had a hard time finding the rice cooker... until a lady at the shopping centre selling Zourishi Japan rice cooker...looked around and asked us to come closer. She whispered... it is good stuff.. we don't sell but here is the address... I also use this at home. Very good!
What made my heart melt was when Kim told me.. when children goes to studies overseas... mummy will buy Da Tong Fan Guo and Magic Spoon for their children. Asians in general are not particularly open on their emotions and this practical gesture is a mummy's love for their child.
Cycling has enabled me to reach out to more friends and have so much fun. And the more I think about it ... the more I feel that it is all about relationships that makes things so much more meaningful.
This is why I like to share the Da Tong Fan guo story with you. A taste of home cooked rice will definitely warm the hearts.
PS... what is magic spoon?... hahah google and u will know
And more on Da Tong Fan Guo by my friend Hung Hsiang.