For someone who LOVES eating, I’m pretty terrible at cooking. So I wanted to share with you guys how proud of myself I am for making one of my childhood comfort foods: Filipino eggplant omelette!
Also known as tortang talong, this is one of those dishes that you can’t find at any restaurant. . . it’s just one of those rustic, homecooked foods. In Singapore, I grew up with a filipina nanny who pretty much raised me and my brother, and I loved it when she cooked traditional Filipino food like chicken adobo and eggplant omelette.
I have to admit, I felt pretty fobby roasting eggplants village-style over the open flame of my stove. But as soon as I smelled the smoky eggplant fragrance and took a bite of this humble yet unique omelette, it took me right back to my childhood.
I love how simple, home-cooked food has the power to evoke those deep feelings of nostalgia.