It is not easy for me to get lotus roots here in Nova Scotia.  I have to take a 4hrs car ride to the city.. to get some .. and even then.. the lotus roots look horrid.  If I order them. .and get a courier service to bring some chinese food down from the asian grocery store.. you can bet that the lady boss will give me stuff that are either expired.. or about to rot.. like these lotus roots.  But I’m at her mercy. .and take whatever that i can get .. and make the best outta it.

If you are thinking of migrating.. or kahwin cowboy.. like myself.. you better think again.. because you won’t get the kinda food you can get from home easily.. and you will definitely get home sick.  Love or no love.. you are gonna start resenting.. if you cannot go home frequently for a visit.. or get food from home easily.  So .. either move to a chinese city in ang moh land.. or marry someone RICH..!!!  ok.. ok.. not rich.. but at least can afford to let you go home every 2 years.. and NOT OWNING THEIR OWN BUSINESS..!!!


  1. joyce

    uh no, can’t believe you can live there for so many years, I’ve been grown up in Toronto where there are so many many Asians especially Chinese and Vietnamese and now I’m married to my hubby and live here in Marlborough, MA like 45 mins away from Boston, MA. We have to go to Boston every weekend for Asian food market, but let me tell ya, they have almost everything here so I think we’re lucky enough.

  2. snow

    mama bok, same here. 6 months in a foreign land and oredi i’m home sick for authentic chinese food. I get limited raw chinese stuff where I stay and the food by chinese restaurant here is ok for ‘ang moh’ taste only…lack the aroma. wanna eat “char siew”, “har min”, fried kuey teow n laksa? in my dreams more likely. =(

  3. Celine

    Hi Mama bok,
    I love lotus root very much and its very easy to find nice one in Toronto.
    thanks again for your time to give us the chance to watch all these TV shows.
    Best regards.

  4. flora

    I LOVE LOTUS ROOT THEY R SOOO yummy heheh l love it in soup my parents alwayz makez me lotus root soup cuz they know i love lotus root heheh

  5. queen c

    Mama Bok i did not know nova scotia did not have chinese grocery stores.. omg.. that really does suck. i feel for you. you drove 4 hours.. wow!!

  6. shirleyloo

    omg!!! really 4 hours drive to get just lotus root??? to n fro will be 8 hours & thats the working hours for me!!! really salute you … ;-D

  7. Shyoon

    Mama Bok, 4 hrs drive to the nearest Asian Grocery store is nightmare leh. i suggest you open up a small asian store at Nova Scotia, and start important some real asian food. At least could use for own consumption it no business lor.. haha.. Any way, Lin Ngau (lotus root) are yummy yummy, especially lotus root, peanut, corn soup… my favourite ..

  8. tracy

    hihi, mama bok^.^ hapi birthday o~~ selamat harijadi, sheng ri kuai le,
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