This is an old, old photo in my archive. I had previously cooked something similar in 2005 in my other food blog. Ginger and sesame oil remains my comfort food when I am sick.
Many people may not be able to tolerate the smell of sesame oil and ginger but I love it. It reminds me of the post-natal or confinement period when I was just recovering from the labour of giving birth to a baby. The period when I was treated like a queen with expensive foods and lots of pampering.
The other day, I lost my sense of smell and taste due to a very bad flu. Somehow, the thought of having searing hot ginger and sesame oil seems mouth-watering to me. Many people would have shied away from these two ingredients because they deem it very ‘heaty’. However, I don’t believe in such stuffs so I made myself a mean looking omelette. I used lots of ginger and fried it with sesame oil. Then, I knocked in two eggs and yummy, it was so comforting. I was left sweating after a meal and it felt good.
I wouldn’t advice those folks who believe in ‘heaty’ to try it because most probably you will lose your voice and ended up with a bad sore-throat. Let’s just say that the mind is very powerful and you will be psyched into believing what grandma said. Me? I don’t believe in heaty and cold tales. Hehehe.