It's interesting how food has evolved from an act of survival into a focal point for social gathering. I always think that food unites us somewhat, as a family, as friends, as a society, & please don't laugh here, even as a nation. I've always said that if the different races of Malaysia can't sit down together at a table for a meal, then there's not much hope for unity.
The night opened with this - Nee's first attempt with Meat Roll stuffed in Sea Cucumber with superior sauce. Sorry, it was supposed to be with the sauce, but I missed that one.
So very the flower. You should have seen how it was made.
When I got home from work, I saw this thing.
I thought she had an alien creature under her captivity,
& it was conveniently steamed to death for dinner.
Either that or she went snorkelling without my knowledge.
NEE: My first attempt. Josephine knowing that I am so busy prior to CNY offered to help me buy sea cucumber and she chose huge ones for me. Unfortunately, the largeness actually came from being soaked with water for too long and thus it turned soft. And it went broken upon just touching it. Maybe we should be less greedy next time and go for smaller ones. And i should be more hardworking and start soaking my sea cucumber in December.
Indonesian Style Spicy and Sweet Pork Ribs
Excellent Rendang, Malaysian style.
Steamed scallop bits with Wombok. The first time we had this was at a kopitiam restaurant manned by the ex-Master Chef Sifu of the once great Tsui Hua Lau restaurant. And as usual, what Nee sees, Nee can photostate also.
Nee's superior chicken abalone soup. Simple, pure, healthy stock from wild & free kampung chickens all the way from Sarikei!
including the infamous White Lady & Matterhorn drinks.
And we finished the night off with Nee's leftover Chinese New Year lapis and cheese cakes. The night was finished, but not the leftover cakes.