Last weekend, we hosted some simple get-togethers to celebrate mid autumn festival and baby M's first birthday, and this was one of them. It's also a farewell party as we're moving into a rented place (sobs).
Anyway, the only way to cure my sadness of having to move is...to enjoy the place more!
So, first, here are a couple of irrelevant non-food shots..
This was because I forgot to buy party decor...
But it felt good to play with papers, markers and scissors again.
And now, the yummy food!
I've prepared some simple food...
- Indonesian spiced beef soup (soto sapi)
- Crab, pineapple and pomelo salad
- Turmeric grilled chicken in creamy coconut milk
- Garlic and fermented black bean grilled pork neck
White wine, sprite and grapes drink
Others brought some yummies as well...
Jen's chicken, apples and bacon salad. It's the most amazing chicken salad ever! Check out Tom and Jen's fantastic blog for the recipe.
Janice made 1,2,3,4,5 pork ribs with some seriously lickable sticky sweet sauce, which SC wanted to mop with some bread that we didn't have...and I just realized that I don't have a shot of the ribs. I hope you can imagine how yummy it is from that background. Heheheh.
Gigi made pizza! Melted mozzarella, pizza sauce and homemade dough! And hello, I need a new oven...or at least clean it or something.
The pizza's then topped with serrano ham and arugula. Yum!
Mid autumn is no mid autumn without...
That's right! Mooncakes! We got some egg yolk custard ones from Kowloon hotel...the classic egg yolk and lotus paste from Hang Heung...
Hello kitty snowy mooncakes from Maxim.
Handmade custard mooncakes from Charlotte and Gary! Best ones I had this mid autumn!
...and what's a birthday party without a birthday cake?
We had this rose and lychee cake from Robuchon. Perfect for summer, not perfect for the birthday boy :D
Mama? Are you sure I can't have some? A bite? Please?
Sorry, son. This cake has raw eggs and other forbidden yumminess you can't have yet. Obviously, your birthday is just mama's excuse for the yummy food and cake...but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Muhahahaha!
Special thanks goes to Jason for taking most of the wonderful pictures...mama was busy fiddling with the food and papa was occupied by the squirmy birthday baby ^_^
I'll post more of the pictures on my Facebook Page a little later.