The first thing I learned to cook by myself when I was little was roasted chicken. I know, most American kids learn to back cookies, brownies, etc. I'm Asian. What did you expect? Don't say sushi.
Anyway, my dad taught me how to make roasted chicken with a hoisin sauce based marinade.
It had been years since I made this. And, sure enough, the taste was different. It was edible, sure. And, it was pretty damn good, but I remember it being so much better back when I was 6 years old. meh. Maybe I didn't know any better back then. But then again, I might be losing my touch. Scary.