on't we all love home cook meals even though they dont muster that same contrasting flavours like Nando’s?
And have you ever wondered why exquisite cuisines never make the cut in comparison to a simple plate of Nasi Kandar? What is it then that makes all of us proclaim “Home cook meals are the best.”?
I do have a theory, is it only so because the latter is one meal we do not need to look through a menu. Making us going perplexed on which one we should order. After a stressful day, the notion of eating out is stressful as well just by thinking where to go, and then what to order. Home cook meals are stress-free meals. If our strings are on the same cord here this should look pretty familiar to you:
“Oh look, something new, looks good.” (But what if it doesn't actually appeal to my taste buds?)
“This platter has everything I want.” (But what if I can’t finish it?)
“I’m so gonna try this today.” (But wait, the last adventurous finger poking on the menu didn’t end well)
And then you ordered what you had the last round just to stay safe. Knowing exactly how it’ll taste like, establishing an expectation that when fulfilled that you can't go wrong. But when it doesn’t taste as good, you'll be in utter disappointment because you have prior expectations.
Basically what could’ve been a great lunch session became an ordeal. You went out for lunch to relax, but you came back with even more stress.
The beauty of home cook meals is that we have zero expectations. And this, is the exact sensation I felt after our little excursion.
Yes, NO PLANS. None. (Okay except the part where we planned to have no plans at all.) The goal was simple - we’re going out this weekend. Where? Not sure. To do what? Maybe something. Who’s car we’re using? Let’s use somebody else’s car? A few phone calls later, it escalated into somebody else’s camera, somebody else’s bicycle and then the realisation that we needed a bike rack, hence somebody else’s bike rack it is.