My Chinese Grandma, Frying Up Rice Noodles -- And Lots of Love | Speaking of China

13 Responses

  1. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian January 6, 2014 at 8:24 am | | Reply

    That was cute of your grandma! Obviously she loves you a lot! I think she wanted to hug you, too, but probably didn’t know how to start! That’s the traditional Chinese way of saying that “I care for and love you!”, without saying it!

  2. hz
    hz January 6, 2014 at 9:42 am | | Reply

    Now, not to be too demanding, but if you could just zoom in on your photos of the noodles….they look delicious!!!

  3. Caroline
    Caroline January 6, 2014 at 10:43 am | | Reply

    How lovely your grandma is! She reminds me of my grandma who is good at cooking.

  4. Hmmm
    Hmmm January 6, 2014 at 11:02 pm | | Reply

    Aw, so heartwarming.

  5. lenore look
    lenore look January 7, 2014 at 5:10 am | | Reply

    Aww. LOVE this story! Your Chinese grandma is so cute! And you did the right thing — showing her love by eating her food! Chinese love is so yummy!

  6. 孟樂嵐
    孟樂嵐 January 7, 2014 at 7:19 am | | Reply

    Laughed and cried all at the same time for an hour after reading this.

  7. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen January 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm | | Reply

    She’s a good looking lady. I’m glad she’s a good cook. That makes responding to her loving gesture enjoyable in more ways than one. As a grandmother myself, I’m happy when my sons-in-law and grandchildren like what I cooked. But what can I do? Some of them are picky eaters.

  8. Marta
    Marta January 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm | | Reply

    So nice 🙂 My boyfriend’s grandma can hardly speak any putonghua, she just speaks Suzhouhua, but she is lovely! Sometimes I have thought what would happen if I tried to hug or kiss her, haha. Probably she would be scared, but I’d love to do it.

    Take good care of your Chinese grandma!

    1. ordinary malaysian
      ordinary malaysian January 10, 2014 at 12:20 am | | Reply

      Marta, you should try hugging her! And Jocelyn too! Maybe, in time, your Chinese grandmas may get used to it and look forward to your hugs.

  9. Sveta
    Sveta January 13, 2014 at 11:33 am | | Reply

    Wow, what a sweet story

  10. baixiaotai
    baixiaotai October 26, 2015 at 9:22 am | | Reply

    Well, my mother-in-law always prepares full table of my favourite dishes. And recently she learned to hug me! 🙂 So there is hope for everyone to learn it 😉

  11. Betty has a Panda
    Betty has a Panda October 28, 2015 at 12:01 am | | Reply

    I loved my grandparents’ homemade noodles the most, and I would love to eat them again. So you do as long as you can. 🙂
    There’s nothing better than a granny who wants to fatten you.

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