Like you said, sushi. I like to try a little bit of each type of sushi and that makes it very difficult to achieve at home.
Pho. I made Pho a few times. I find the difficult part of Pho is all about the perfecting the broth/stock. Unfortunately, even when I did a very good job, I ended up with 2 liters of broth, which means I need to eat Pho for 6+ meals in that week. I suppose I can freeze the stock, but I just think it is easier to go to Vietnamese restaurant and have the Pho like once every two month.
Jook (Chinese congee). I am actually very good at it. The problem is similar to Pho, but not quiet as bad because I can easily switch different ingredients. Still, I am stuck with 6-10 meals worth of Jook.
Cantonese Dim Sum. I can actually make about 3-6 kind of Dim Sum pretty well. However, it is similar to both the sushi problem and the Pho problem. I really want to try different Dim Sum each time, not the 30+ of the same kind. Also, making Dim Sum is very laborsome. Sometime it is just not worth the effort. I think it is also because I live closed to some decent Dim Sum restaurants too.
Southern BBQ. I don’t have proper equipments. I did made it a couple of times at home and it was actually passably ok, but the entire apartment smell like BBQ for about a week. (Yes, ever ytime I came back from work, I could smell it.)
In short, many many things.
- Obviously anything I am not good at
- Things which I can do, but very laborsome
- Things which I enjoy only small quantity.