The Happiness from Food

 

The Happiness from Food

It was almost one year ago I found my favorite restaurant, Baek Woon Yi Nae (Baek Woon Yi’s). The restaurant serves traditional food of Hunan, China. The owner of the restaurant is my dad’s friend, Baek Woon who is from Hunan. I visited to congratulate her with my family. It was the second time to eat Chinese traditional dishes. Honestly, I did not want to go to the restaurant because I had a bad memory about Chinese dishes that were horribly bad. I was forced to come to the restaurant by my family, and I was nervous. The outlook of the building was modest, and after I entered the restaurant, I had a cozy feeling. The inside was decorated with unique and also luxury furniture. I sat on the simple designed chair and waited for the dishes. The dishes I ordered were cheapest fried shrimp rice, and stir-fried whelk that is most famous. From when first I saw them to when I swallowed them, each moment was ecstasy. Their colors, smells, and textures stimulated my five senses. I was shocked. It was because the dishes were so perfect. The tastes were a little bit salty, greasy, and spicy. Although I cannot explain it directly, it was definitely not a common taste. I looked around, and I could find that my family were also feeling the same thing as me. We smiled silently. In the quietness, we only could hear the sound of cooking from the kitchen. We just enjoyed the moment with the delicious food and the atmosphere. It was literally a delight of eating. The average price of the dishes was C$ 25. It was about my first moment that I feel happiness with Chinese food. I am grateful for Baek Woon, the cook, and the dishes. If I did not encounter them, I would never realize that I cannot judge the foods of other countries with only based on some of them. I really recommend Baek Woon Yi Nae to anyone who read this.