a RI friend was in town for w week leaving on 18.1.2017.
so i invited him for a 7pax homecooked lunch with our close RI friends on 13.1.2017. ^^
this friend i used to spend a lot of time together when we were in the twenties. he spent some time in china & hong kong & his family migrated to USA 10yrs+ ago. they stayed in cupertino now, and the children are attending college.
i did my claypot rice.
not my best perhaps but still a very flavourful “pang” claypot rice that everyone liked.
it had very tender, tasty chicken, and mushrooms & sausage, a bit of salted fish.
a friend has been missing the previous get togethers where i made claypot rice so he was very much satisfied that he got to taste it finally.
tofu prawns another dish i do very well these days.
today’s tofu prawns was ok, but like one friend mentioned, it would have been better if i had infused the tofu a little longer in the sauce. overall, everyone liked the texture of the tofu & the tasty sauce.
also did steamed seabass with my own spicy bean sauce.
for today, i used it for seabass as not everyone like fish head.
the braised pork belly & pork ribs were a failed experiment actually.
so i used it for the pork belly & pork ribs in a oven dish 6hrs in a 95deg oven.
texture was ok but the braising sauce became diluted & not well infused, so i braised it further over the stove to get the taste right.
& taste was good. all the friends liked it but the texture was out.
so this method is better & preferred as it produces both great taste & texture.
i did my usual vegetables.
3 friends preferred the celery & 3 the spianch.
i like both haha!
we had a great time, delectable food & wonderful friends & company.
a friend brought very nice cherries, the left ones sweeter.
another friend brought 2 packet of garrett popcorns.
i can’t stop eating this things so i got him to bring back one packet. anyway i finished most of the first packet.
this friend also bought me a nice present – a beautiful wallet.