Asian mothers…they are so mother. They are always worrying about your well-being, especially if you are well fed. I grew up in that kind of household in Japan. What still echoes in my ear is these words, “have you eaten?” My mom’s signature line.
Now I do that even though I am not a mother. I am constantly asking like “are you hungry?” or “do you want to eat more?” Last night, I made seared ahi (nice reddish pink in the middle…perfect) and arugula, cilantro and kale salad with ponzu sauce. That fills my tummy and soul. Pure deliciousness.
If you travel to Japan and happen to meet my mother, she probably would ask you “have you eaten?” and if you haven’t, she would cook for you. Her dishes are all tasty, I guarantee you.
So, here is one word you need to memorize just in case you meet her there. “Oishii!!” = Pure Deliciousness.