Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Food for a Party, and my special Fruits salad!

When there are times for friends, there are also times for family.
This is a long forgotten post that I have just found from my pile of photos; and dates back all the way to the last two months when we have a small dinner party, with prayers and blessings.
It was a dinner with our parish priest, and we are pleased to be able to host him at our humble home.

It was a simple meal really, and we just prepared a few things which we ran around buying from shops :)

Kuih Talam, a popular Malaysian kueh, made of saturated coconut milk layering the top of the sweet pandan layer below, before being steamed.
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We got this from a famous Nyonya kueh stall; sold by an old uncle. These are so good that it usually gets sold out within an hour into the start of his business in the afternoon!

Mini cream puffs
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There are two types of puffs here; one with sweet corn filling, and the other with the usual cream custard.
Both are equally good.

Colorful mini Sri Ayu cakes (These are my favorites!)
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Slices of freshly cut naval oranges
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The next one is a specialty; and probably the only thing that I know how to make; with a different twist.
Introducing to you...
Christy's Special Fruit Salad
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This requires any number of fruits you like or favor; and you can dice or cube, whichever you like :)
However, do take note of the number of people you are serving, as sometimes, you tend to go overboard with the fruits (if you are fruits lover like me :).
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There is also a special recipe for my sweet sourish dressing, and everyone loved it!:)

I forgot to take photos of a Kerabu Meehoon and also the Kentucky Fried Chicken which we bought; as seriously, you don't think we survived dinner with only the above cakes and fruits, right? :D

Our table Full of food!:)
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I do love dinner parties, as it's fun, but the pre and post party; the preparations and the washing/cleaning up...not so lovable for me :p

20 comments:

  1. This looks GREAT! I always make the mistake of making too many heavy foods for a party! I like that everything you made was light, tasty and all go well with the other! Thanks for the reminder that a light, subtle touch can be just as effective!

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  2. Ooh, I've never had sweet corn filled puffs before - need to keep my eye out for those when next in Asia!

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  3. Anonymous9:24 PM

    Hi! mind sharing where did u get the sri ayu cakes and mini puffs?

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  4. Ann, hahahaha...don't we all?:D

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  5. Rita, yeah, you should! Let me know, and I can tell you where to find them :)

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  6. Anonymous, it's at a market in Penang...are you from Penang?

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  7. Wow, that kuih talam looks delicious... I wonder if I can find a good recipe - I'd love to try making something like that. Looks so pretty too.

    All the food looks so good - sounds like you had a good party :)

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  8. Yummy foods, there are so many foods, whose name I don't know. But is very tasty. ration MREs meals ready-to-eat

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  9. Looks like your dinner party enjoyed a feast of a variety of delicious dishes! I'm with you about the washing and cleaning, though. Not my favorite chore, but I do enjoying the eating part. :) Thx for sharing!

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  10. What a feast! Thank you for sharing such a lovely party! I hope you are having a blessed week. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. They make me smile!

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  11. Was there dinner as well?:)

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  12. Charles, I had, everything looks and tastes good!:)

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  13. food solutions, hehehe, at least you know them now :D

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  14. Cristina, LOL, they are the ones which take us back to reality after all the fun, right?:p

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  15. Monet, my pleasure, I enjoyed your blog, with all my heart :D

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  16. Three cookies, of course! Those were the parts I forgot to take pics of :P

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  17. Christy...what a wonderful dinner you made! It all looks so beautiful. From the fruit salad to the pastries (yes..I could have survived on the sweets alone!) I love the cream puffs and would have loved to try the one filled with corn cream! All so pretty... : )

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  19. Anne, I didn't make ALL of them! Only the fruit salad...LOL:)

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