Saturday, March 31, 2007
[Baby feeding stuff]
We have already got most of the essential baby stuff. Next is to think of stuff to buy for the confinement :o).
Kiu Nyuk Finally
Preparations began on the night of 21 March 2007 which lasted some 2 hours. The pork and yam had to be deep fried, onions and garlic had to be minced, and the gravy (flavoured with red fermented beancurd and five-spice powder) had to be prepared. The gravy was then used to marinate the pork and yam slices overnight.
On 22 March 2007, we invited some friends over for dinner and we served the Kiu Nyuk, mixed vegetables (broccoli and carrots), and chinese sausage omelette. Before serving the Kiu Nyuk, we had to steam it for over an hour. The Kiu Nyuk turned out to be "so-so only" by standards set by my paternal grandmother. The pork was still rather tough, the yam was not soft and not powdery, and there was not enough gravy. We were later informed that we should have steamed it for 2 hours at least.
[Kiu Nyuk Finally]
On the whole, it was a good effort considering the amount of effort and time that is needed in its preparation.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Music Tree Now
[Our Music Tree: photo taken on 17 March 2007]
Labels: Dis N Dat
[A couple of durian flowers amongst bunches of buds]
[Durian wannabes: after the flowers have dried up]
Labels: Dis N Dat
Piggy Wiggy Food Update
[Clockwise from top-left: chicken mushroom soup, kiu nyuk, broccoli, chinese sausages, assam fish, and roast duck]
On the second day, we were back in Butterworth.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Today we had a tea party for two. We served homemade cucur jagung (corn fritters) with chocolate drinks. Here's the proof:
[Before: cream corn, onions, anchovies, flour and salt]
[After: a-maize-ing fritters ready to eat]
Baby Updates: 29 weeks
[Daddy & Mummy at 29 weeks]
[Participants, presenters and supporting couples of EE64]
Labels: Engaged Encounter
Monday, March 05, 2007
Piggy Wiggy Saunters In
The second part of Chinese New Year was in Butterworth with more delicious food to enjoy.
[Limpets and Sea Cucumber Strips]
[Four Seasons Salad: Purple Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes and Deep Fried Seaweed and Straw Mushrooms]
[Abalone and Broccoli]
[Fried Prawns in Thai Sauce: It's Ha! Ha! for the Cantonese & Hakkas but to the Hokkiens its Heh! Heh! :o)]
[Fatt Choy Stuffed Mushrooms]
At the rate we were going, we would look like the zodiac of the year in no time :-)
And baby? Well, baby enjoyed all the food, too, moving excitedly especially after every meal!