my primary school friends organised a makan & chill evening on 21.5.2106. ^^
we were doing potluck.
(as i was doing some heavy cooking the day before for the RI FGS (For Goodness Sake Charity Dinner, i asked to be excused, and ordered a patissier double chocolate praline cake instead).
little did we know what our friends were capable of.
the food were absolutely better than eat out or catered – no question la!^^
the siu yoke was very good, very flavourful. the friend who brought thought the skin not crispy enuf when he did the knife scrapping test. actually it was alright la…
this has to be my no.1 or co no.1 dish for the evening i had 3 pieces…
the braised pork ribs very yap mei 入味 & fork tender.. exceptionally good i think, like a good japanese braise pork dish…my no.2 or maybe co no1….
think i will try cooking this next time.^^
so much talent in the group.
anyway apart from the food, we had so much laughter or fun the whole evening the hostess later whatsapp that-
“Tks for the company, bonding, jokes, laughter & all the good food & cakes. My stomach is bloated, how to sleep?
“it’s my pleasure to hv u crazy ppl to make this evening so relaxed, at least so me. i laughed so much”.
a nicely framed photo to proof…
this dish from the friend who brought the siu yoke…open secret it’s done by his wifee la…
or maybe helper??
it was good. though the last time i had it at his pace during cny it seemed even better..
couldn’t really tell, there were lots more food this evening as well…
this curry chicken just looked marvelous, the first that caught my eye when i arrived. 🙂
chicken was kampung chicken, and tender.
somehow taste-wise the curry last time we had it during cny was better, more “pang”.
this crab tanhoon, a friend had to go 3 markets to finally get the crabs.
the crab was sweet. tanhoon had good crab taste & flavoured with coriander. not sure whether got belly pork slices. for myself i like just a little more salty (like fish sauce) to bring out the taste more..
one friend did her “usual” fried oyster sauce prawns.
& this dish very popular, all finished too..i had one nice big prawn.
she also made lor han jai 罗汉斋. boleh da!
this friend made 3 dishes, including the konyaku jelly, so she was the clear winner this evening…
i wasn’t going to cook at first. but anyhow got to cook a quick simple teriyaki sutchi fillet which i had in the fridge + experimented on one piece with mala chilli…quite like the mala taste.. will do that next time..
i think dish was quite ok though sutchi not a favorite fish..not the most popular ones…
a friend brought chives prawn? fu pei quin 腐皮卷from 和记. tasted so-so leh….the gu chai 韭菜 dumplings were good though.. i took a second cut piece. 🙂
forgot to ask who made this vegetable dish.
the host provided some nice fruits. watermelon, grapes & organic longans were sweet…
i quite like the konnyaku jelly with mangoes…took 3 pieces..
a friend brought egg tarts from tong heng. it was ok. i also tried the one with coconut. ok too. different. not something i would be partial to.
may is also the birthday month of 3 of our classmates. ^^
i brought a patissier double chocolate praline cake, ordered a week ago & went to collect in the morning. 🙂
a friend brought a chocolate mousse tart made by his daughter.
it was really nice. the mousse so smooth like ice cream. the ganache very nice & the oreo cookie tart base combined perfectly.
a friend said the patissier chocolate cake was a bit sweeter. he liked the passion fruit meringue we had recently better. for me & another friend who prefers chocolate cakes, the double chocolate praline was better of the 2.
but having a home baked cake which was as good if not better than patissier’s, we don’t really need to buy la…i will see if i can make this chocolate mousse tartnext time..