Monday, July 23, 2012

Make Your Own Sandwich DIY Party

Once upon a time... (yes, this happened THAT long ago by Internet standard).
I finally managed to host a small house warming party with my bin tai (twisted) food-mad friends.
It was meant to be a casual afternoon tea party, I planned to make dainty little sandwiches and everything.

But! Somehow, SC made an appointment with our interior designer to have our flat photographed that morning (ARGH!). We thought it's gonna be a one hour affair. Photo photo photo and done, but noooo... the designers moved around stuff and I wasn't able to use my kitchen until right before the party (ARGH ARGH!!!).

Thus, I frantically prepared all of the ingredients to make sandwiches, with the great help of my good friend, Ieie, and decided that all of my guests will have to DIY their sandwiches themselves.

Turned out pretty fun!
Here are the pictures from the party.
Make Your Own Sandwich Party
The spread
BreadsI prepared an assortment of small sized breads. Mini cheese topped croissant, plain croissant, Japanese chewy cheese donuts, & danish bread.
Fried bacon, cheddar hot dogs, cherry tomato-cucumber-feta salad, pineapple-grapes-young mango with lemon honey dressing, Hong Kong roast meats (char siu bbq pork, siu yuk roast pork, & roast duck), Indonesian fried noodles (that's right!), potato chips (uh huh!), and crispy seaweed (ya ha!)
Japanese mayo, ketchup, chilli sauce, cream cheese, and if one felt like sweet sandwiches, condensed milk, peanut butter, nutella.
Assorted baked goods that I didn't make, and some Indonesian snacks that again, I didn't make (bought from Indonesian restaurant).

Make Your Own Sandwich Party
Everyone's encouraged to go as crazy (as bin tai) as they could.
Push the envelopes, think outside the sandwich bag!

Here are some of the bin tai sandwiches my friends and I DIY'ed.
Make Your Own Sandwich Party
Supercharz' creation: seaweed, salad, bacon, & siu yuk in chewy donut. Whew!

Make Your Own Sandwich Party
e_ting's creation. Bacon, salad, & pineapple in mini croissant. The pineapple made all the diff!

Make Your Own Sandwich Party
Jasonbonvivant's creation. WOW! Siu yuk, bacon, tomatoes, potato chips, seaweed, & cucumber with feta in a mini croissant.
A tower of yummy madness!

Make Your Own Sandwich Party
G4gary's creation. Cucumber feta, siu yuk, pineapple & potato chips in danish bread.
Siu yuk (roast pork belly) is a very popular choice huh? I blame David Chang!

Here are mine, and yes I ate all of them.
Make Your Own Sandwich Party
Bacon, tomatoes, & cucumber with mayo in mini cheese topped croissant. Not too crazy to start.

Make Your Own Sandwich Party
Huge hot dog, tomatoes and cucumber in chewy Japanese donut with lotsa mayo and cream cheese

Towards the end, I went a bit more mad...
Make Your Own Sandwich Party
Danish bread topped with char siu, siu yuk & roast duck, Indonesian fried noodles and crispy seaweed.

What kind of other DIY parties we should do next?


irene said...

Absolutely great idea! mmm i think i'll do this too for my next home party! :)

daphne said...

let the creativity flow! although i might hit those filling quickly even without the bread! LOL

Joanne said...

I love make-your-own parties! This way you know everyone is satisfied.

WokandSpoon said...

Hehe - fried noodles in bread! Carb overload! Great idea for easy catering!

Gene said...

Boy and I thought that the London food bloggers were a tight group! They could take lessons from you Hong Kong food bloggers!! Looks like a lot of fun and very, very delicious!

Lizzie Mabbott said...

Wow, that looks brilliant! Loving the croissant idea. How about a DIY temaki party next time?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Fun fun fun and what a spread. That was a great idea DIY sandwich!

his_girl_friday said...

It all looks so delicious!

Catherine Kosasih said...

I've always loved your blog and your pictures! They all looks stunning. I am starting my own food blog, check out mine please?

Thank you,
Catherine Kosasih