Unknowingly consuming a few bites of the Jia Chang Cai, the man drops his cutlery.
His mouth opens like Anton from the contemporary Disney classic: Ratatouille. He looks down at the tomato-egg before looking back at his girlfriend.
“I’ve never even liked that dish. What the fuck?”
Local man Boris Duong (34) had himself a Ratatouille-esque flashback tonight.
The tomato-egg, courtesy of his girlfriend Jasmine, was a throw in with tonight’s lazy stir-fry.
“Babe? You okay?” Jasmine was barely heard, as her voice drowned out by the sudden nostalgia of citrusy tomato and overcooked egg hitting the senior accountants taste buds.
Boris, who never really liked the dish as a kid, can’t seem to work out why he’s having the same flashback that Anton had in the 2007 hit Cartoon.
“This dish is so average! Why am I feeling like this?” he pleads with Jasmine as he chows down another mouthful.
“Why am I seeing the sun shine down on the tomato egg?! Make it stop!”
The dish which is a common staple in every Pan-Chinese upbringing, made popular in student canteens in China, is objectively a 5.5/10. Boris tonight has it as 10.
“Make some more babe. And get me some bubble tea babe I need to wash this down ffs”
More spice to come.