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.
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).
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.
Supercharz' creation: seaweed, salad, bacon, & siu yuk in chewy donut. Whew!
e_ting's creation. Bacon, salad, & pineapple in mini croissant. The pineapple made all the diff!
Jasonbonvivant's creation. WOW! Siu yuk, bacon, tomatoes, potato chips, seaweed, & cucumber with feta in a mini croissant.
A tower of yummy madness!
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.
Bacon, tomatoes, & cucumber with mayo in mini cheese topped croissant. Not too crazy to start.
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...
Danish bread topped with char siu, siu yuk & roast duck, Indonesian fried noodles and crispy seaweed.
WE HAD A LOT OF FUN!
What kind of other DIY parties we should do next?