Monday, October 19, 2009

Dinner gathering with university friends



Yes, I know. I know I had abandoned this blog for a very long period. September and October are busy months for me. I went to Vietnam in September and 2 days later, I will be going to China. I spent a lot of time doing research for my trips. Furthermore, new project had started so everyday I go back from office very late. Honestly, I do less cooking. Even if I cook, I cook easy and repeated dishes. No more new recipes. I hope that after October, everything will be back to normal and I can cook daily.

About a week ago, my university friends came to my place for dinner gathering. I had to prepare dinner for 9 person. It was a challenging task to me. Tell you, I will get panic when everyone has arrived and I still have many dishes to cook. :) So, I decided to cook few dishes that could be prepared earlier. There were Pork Belly with Yam(芋头扣肉), Pig Tribe Pepper Soup(胡椒猪肚汤) and Chinese Spinach in Superior Stock(上汤芫菜). Then at night, I only had to cook Clam in Kam Heong Sauce(甘香拉拉) and Crispy Eggplant(脆炸茄子).

Thanks god, there was no big mistake. If not, we had to order Pizza. Everyone gave nice comments to my dishes. But deep in my heart, I know I still need more practices, especially preparing food for bigger group. Anyway, it was fun to cook and great to meet up with friends.

A note of thanks to:
Lam, who took the above photos as I was busy with food.
Lee Peng and Anne, who cleaned the mess after the dinner.
Other attendants, a perfect gathering with all of you.

Looking forward to the next gathering.

7 comments:

eatingtable said...

I miss the kam heong taste. Curry leave and dry prawn here is very expensive.

soo sean said...

How about planting your own curry leaves? You can also bring curry leaves from Malaysia, wrap in newspaper and keep in refrigerator, can last quite some time.

eatingtable said...

Aus very strict on not allowed bringing in plant or seeds. Impossible unless I can find it from local nursery.

JESUS BLOOD NEVER FAILED ME YET said...

soo sean

I love cooking,but not often.when nobody home , very enjoy to make dinner for myself.play jazz music,and eat pineapple ham fried rice.

ha and drink redwine still cool for everything.Cheers!

mr.lim from 金瓜石

soo sean said...

Hi Mr Lim,
Thanks for dropping by. You really know how to enjoy life. Healthy, Happy and Peaceful. That is the life that I am looking forward too, but it is so near yet so far. When I am writing this, I am still in office. :(

JESUS BLOOD NEVER FAILED ME YET said...

淑嫻

關於吃的部落格,看到我口水直流,非常棒.我想妳在烹煮這些食物時,勢必心中也充滿著快樂與祥和,我很喜歡吃,喜歡那些吃了能讓我身體感到很棒的食物,希望有時間能讀到妳的新文,還有舊文我也會找時間dropping.

soo sean said...

对啊!我很爱吃,所以才爱煮。。。
以后有空来坐坐吧!