Growing up I used to ride my bike in the backyard around my Poh Poh's garden. It was a fun ride maneuvering through the huge winter melons (det gwah), dates lain out on the ground to dry, and most importantly, the stinky salted fish that hung from the clothesline.
Does this remind you of the Village? Yes, the San Gabriel Valley can be quite similar to Toisan.
Hom ngui is good old Toisan comfort food. It may be stinky, but it tastes delicious. There is nothing like it! I sure miss my Poh Poh.
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