Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pig Stomach Soup & Pork Mayo Ketchup Balls: Oh Shoot! The Lantern's on Fire!

So what's Mid Autumn festival celebration like in Hong Kong?

AAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!! We burnt one of our beautiful lanterns. It was hysterical. We managed to put the fire off before we burnt my tripod...and possibly the whole city ^_^. Others used metal wire & hung their lanterns between two trees. Super creative amateur photographers that we are, we hung our lanterns between two tripods....and we took blurry pictures all through the night! LOL!


Swarms of people poking each other with their lantern sticks on their way to Victoria Park, Causeway Bay


Ah...if only life's all rainbows and butterflies...


The moon, the rabbits...


The front row dominatrix: photographer and model wannabes hehe


More adorable bunny rabbits...


Candles in a can, taro roots with sugar, evil nuts (ram horn nuts), mooncakes, snowy skin mooncakes...This year we came prepared. We were ecstatic seeing people walking past us talking about how jealous they were seeing our ram horn nuts! HA HA! Happiness is about sharing...and making others jealous. Indeed ;)


Bless Sir A and her mooncakes...finally I didn't have to be mooncake deprived this year ;)

...and here are the munchies we had before we were off to the park:
Pork Balls with Mayo and Ketchup ala Sous Chef

Recipe
- 1/2 lb minced pork
- salt, chicken stock powder, sugar, pepper, corn starch, olive oil
- mayo, ketchup

Mix mince pork with salt, chicken stock powder, sugar, pepper, corn starch, a little olive oil. Roll to form small balls. Microwave for 1 minute (high). Pan fry until golden brown, set aside. Heat up mayo & ketchup mix, throw the balls in, mix well, serve.

Pig Stomach with Preserved Vegetables

Recipe
- 1/2 lb frozen pig stomach
- 4 pieces of pork bone with some meat
- 1 pack of preserved vegetables (ham suen choy)
- black pepper, salt, sugar, rice vinegar

Blanch pig stomach and pork bone in boiling water and salt for a few minutes, set aside, cut pig stomach into bite sized pieces. Boil in another pot of water with pepper for about 3 hours with low heat, add preserved vegetables just about 15-20 minutes before serving, season right before serving.

Now, I'm off to Jakarta for a few days to fatten myself up even more (I might as well go all the way, eh?)

20 comments:

noobcook said...

woah... HK looks happening during mid autumn ... next time I must visit during this time (and for end of summer sale too, hee) ... hee, now I found someone else (besides me) who burns lanterns :D Have a good trip!

petite fleur said...

I miss the atmosphere of Mid autumn festival esp in HK - so much fun. I miss mooncakes too. Urgh.

daphne said...

given that i'm sick now, that soup sounds soo good..and so does the pork mayo ketchup balls. darn.

hope u r hving a great time back in indo!

FFichiban said...

Ahhh your photos are awesome and so is the food! Have fun in Jakarta.

A.G said...

ayo sous chefnya ditampilin dwong :D ono sek penasaran kiy...
lenterane apik-apik yooo..dadi kelingan sek nek tipi :)

CECIL said...

What a beautiful photos!! Thanks for sharing! Jalan2 mulu ya..? :) Have fun in Jkt!

tigerfish said...

Pig stomach soup! I only have that once a year during CNY! Never knew how to handle that. Getting rid of the foul smell seems like a "big" project.

joanne at frutto della passione said...

Great photos and have a great time in Jakarta!

MiNDY said...

Lampion-nya lutuw² bener. Bon voyage, Rit. Salamin sama Jakarta yaaa

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Pork stomach with preserved vegetables soup sounds yummy!

deeTha said...

lampione apik....
aku pengen mrono ndelok.. hehehe

koe nang ndi wae tah,Rit? kok ra tau ketok?

Sharon said...

OHHH...can I come with you to Jakarta? I love the pics of the lanterns -so pretty!

Foni said...

happy weekend in jkt,ritttt

Cynthia said...

I'm glad that you are getting a chance to see more than just your hotel room and metting offices.

A.G said...

Rit ada award buat kamu di blog...
btw makasih ya magnet n postcardnya udah nyampe... enjoy ur time in Jakarta....

Beachlover said...

oh nooooo!! lantern burned!! lol!!.oh ! i afraid to eat pig stomach but don't mind the drink the soup.I think my mom force us to drink the soup when I was young.Pork mayo remind me of mom cooking.must be good just looking at your pix!

eliza said...

awww...nice ya festivalnya! kapan nih ke HK pas mid autumn festival lagi, anak udah sekolah repot liburan bln Sept.

Lia said...

hongkong tuh rame ya katanya surganya belanja hehehhe pengen deh kesana kapan2 :D

Maya said...

Looks like a grand ol time, I miss the mooncakes...

taste memory said...

how fun! the lanterns look divine....HK looks like such a fun place to be!