Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pope's Housewarming Tea Party

Popes & SRM invited over to their house for a Tea Party last Sunday. The main purpose for the little get-together was "Housewarming". They have moved into their own place not too long ago. The bunch of close friends that we are decided to have a Pot-Luck do so not to burden Popes too much.

Look at our spread! Simply delicious & satisfying time we had eating & catching up :)

L-R:Green bean Thong Sui (Charbo), Acar + Cocktail Sausages + Fried Mee Hoon + Cucumber & Tomato salad (LSM), Bread pudding Sandwich (Popes), Chocolate Raisin Brownies (yours truly ;p)... and Pulut Inti [SRM - he can cook? ;)]

Another closer shot... the late entry... Mini Quiches (LFN & fiance)... we thought our dearest career woman that hardly cooks did this herself (she tried very hard to convince us actually.. but pecah lubang herself! hahaha! Typical LFN ~ really) These were really yummy & made by her fiance's Aunt who is a caterer & professional cook!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Shanghai Siew Long Pau

Fantastic Siew Long Pau in Shanghai. Each level you go up in this Restaurant, the minimum amount spent per head increase. As the saying goes, "You get what you pay for" . My dearest hubby was nice to belanja me to the highest level for the best Siew Long Pau in the restaurant.

He's actually pointing at Goose Liver Siew Long Pau ;). We ordered a mixture too which consisted of Sharks Fin, Mushroom & Crab Roe. The one with the Straw is actually soup inside.. & also has Crab Meat & Roe. The brown colour appetiser is a cold radish pickled.

These are the Fried delicacies. The round one is covered with small bread pieces and contains Crab Meat, Prawn & Fish paste. The triangular one has Crab Roe included. I liked this the best, even when eated cold. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dinner combination ... # 35?

Tuesday's menu :

Baked Beans with Egg & Fresh Tomatoes

Fried Baby Bawal

Stir Fried Spinach (Bayam) with Anchiovies (Ikan Bilis)

Fried Soft Tofu with Minced Meat Special

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pizza shortcut

This was one of the snacks I whipped up with greenhoihoi during one of our Friday girly meetings with our kids running havoc ;)

We used Lebanese Bread as our Pizza base. Bought some Pizza sauce by Del Monte (not bad), sprinkled chopped ham, pineapple, cherry tomatoes & grated cheese.

Toast it in the oven until just cheese is melted & it looks just about right. The kids enjoyed themselves eating :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Brownie Cookies

After my successful 1st attempt in doing Chocolate Brownies.. thought of doing Brownie Cookies from the same recipe book "Brownies, Fudges & Toppings" by family circle mini cookbooks

Sheer happiness in being involved & "helping" :)

from this photo you can tell something isn't really right ... :p

hahaha! see? It really didn't turn out like the recipe book's photo at all even though I followed every word of the recipe :p

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sweet November ~ Tau Fu ... Take # 4?

It's the 1st Tuesday of the month of Nov'08 & am on Chef Duty yet again. I've sort of reduced my initiative to really put my thinking cap on to decide what shall I cook for this family of 8 adults (including myself)... the reason being was :-
1) MIL somehow still likes to contribute to the dinner menu
2) Inlaws not used to non-Chinese cuisine ;)
Hence, this is MIL's suggestion for tonight's menu :-
  • Stir Fried Tau Fu with Leek/Spring Onions with Siew Yuk ("roast pork")
  • Stir Fried Japanese Cucumber with Har Mai & Egg
  • Stir Fried Spinach
  • Stir Fried Fish with Ham Choi ("salted veggie")
Ok-ok, Chinese home cooking is mostly Stir Fried or Steamed or Deep Fried. Today everything seems to be stir fried.

Stir Fried Tau Fu with Leek/Spring Onions with Siew Yuk ("roast pork")
This is my special impromptu dish. Wanted to do a simple sambal but there was no chilli giling (grinded) in the hse. So I dug out curry paste instead & fried it with carrots, big onion & red capsicum. Not bad :p