Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Max! Kitchen and Wines Part 2: I know what you did with the floggers last Saturday

Benchmarking..what about it? Thats what i usually do when i measure fun.. I always benchmark against one of the rarer moments when we had tons of laugh and fun, whether alcohol or food.. But somehow or rather, i cant define the best moment i had with all these floggers, mainly because every single floggers event has been so memorable, leaving me in stitches and joy eventhough on occasion, i find myself with a hole in my expensive wallet..

So what did we do last Saturday..We had a dinner "party" of 14 including myself and my girlfriend, having dinner with 12 virtually unknown people, some i met twice..but laugh and talk as if we known each other for years, others i know them by their online identity..So who are they?? Lets see, Jason, WMW, Sooyin, Mavis, Paprika and Hunky (Mikhail although i thought it was Mikel), Nigel and Allan, Meena and Bald Eagle, Boo and Splashie Boy and of course us.. Links? I am abit too lazy..there should be all under the exclusive list of blogs that i read..

So what else should i talk about given that i have 20 minutes before i start work at my client's office about a dinner that lasted from 8.00pm all the way to 11.30pm bearing in mind i was the first one to leave..? Tons of laugh and chatting..tons of cam whoring..for the food that is..I was suddenly intimately closer to everyone because of my infamous photo.. i am still waiting to get famous by the way.. One thing though, i went away knowing that i made a bunch of friends that i would love to keep for a very long time to come..and of course i was also brain washed and on the verge of being converted to a dslr camera user, took dummy lessons on photography and yes..finally lets talk about food..i think pictures says a thousand words..and i shall leave you with the long awaited pictures..

Unlimited flow of bread with reduced balsamic vingear and olive oil to stuff our mouths when we were resting it from laughing and talking

A beautiful portobello mushroom salad with okra and cherry tomatoes..

Yabbies..hmm yumm avocados and crayfish..how wrong can one get with these awesome combination? i reckon a few more plates will not deter me from ordering these again (Rm35)
Sea scallops and basically tuna jerky in the middle..so beautiful..i realised how useful my phone was..the lighting that it provides..it was as if we had a mini studio for food..

The Pepper Crust Rib Eye with mustard sauce..(RM50) tastes as good as it sounds..a virtually perfect combination that you just cant go wrong.. It was perfectly cooked as ordered..medium with no blood spilling out but still reddish inside..

The Two Ducks..Cooked two styles thus the name, we had a tangy and sweet one on the left..and the roasted one on the right..the left one stole the show although with only four thin slices it overpowered the more subtle roasted one on the right..perhaps i could it get it all done up in the style on the left? (RM40)

The champion dish that actually got me to go back to this place twice to order the same dish..The Wagyu Beef Cheeks..i could see WMW and Lyrical Lemongrass just about to tear as they close their eyes and had that "orgasmic" look before they cut another bite and let it melt in their mouths..its that wonderful..only for RM60

The White Chocolate Tart that Meena guarded with her life from cameras and spoons..


Our Chocolate Souffle that felt abit heavy after being enlightened by some professionals..I feel so enlightened..

Another thing i learnt from these bunch of floggers is the appreciation for food, the taste for food instead of gobbling down everything because its easy on the throat and tastes good..The ratings and details? All in part 1..

I am just laughing alone in a meeting room as i upload all these pictures, the memories..hahaha..

26 comments:

wmw said...

Considering that you call it your "dumb blonde" camera, these are nice shots. Haha...I still remember how you took that scallop shot, with the light and making the streaks of light go through like that. How crazy can we get??? LOL....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: i know!!..it turned out pretty well didnt it..aiyah my fotos still lack abit oopmh lar..i realised i got my centre all wrong..the food all senget to 1 corner 1.. but yes we are all crazy la!

Lee Ping said...

I thought Bald Eagle is LL's hubby. Is Meena LL's real name?

You said, "i could see WMW and Lyrical Lemongrass just about to tear as they close their eyes and had that "orgasmic" look before they cut another bite and let it melt in their mouths..its that wonderful". I need to investigate the Wagyu beef cheek that WMW and LL were enjoying eating.

p/s I read every single word in this article because I appreciate the comment that you left on my blog. You were courageous enough to leave a comment on one of my "stream in the dessert" article even though you are not a believer.

MeiyeN said...

ooo...loved da portobello mushroom salad! should really try da wagyu beef cheek.. my fiance said that it was really good! :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Yes, Lee Ping, Meena and Lyrical Lemongrass are the same person. Joe uses my name interchangeably. hehe.

Joe, great pics u have there! U're a lazy bugger, aren't u? Too lazy to link. LOL.

I'm definitely going back for the wagyu beef cheeks.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lee ping:well i hope it didnt offend u..i have said worst to some friends because thats how i honestly feel especially when i attended a christian event when there some preaching involved..

other then that i hope meena aka ll answered u..

mei yen: i tried twice! just to make sure it was good..

ll: well my laptop was abit whacky this morning..blogger was on japanese language..so i was identifying the places to type and enter because i was that familiar with blogger..so 10 links was just abit too tedious lor..but eh i need advertising so continue to link up ok!

boo_licious said...

Great pixs - guess u don't need a DSLR so soon now we discovered how to "light" our food with the handphone.

Glad you enjoyed yrself and nice meeting yr girlfriend. Just remember to bring her out everytime we all meet up as I'm sure she will love it.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

boo: haha i am still torn between whether to get one or not..but by the time i start researching, getting quotations, going around looking with a friend who is also into photography..it should still be awhile..

well bad note..seems she cant join for the semenyih trip..but she loved it!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Chocolate Souffle looks very yummy.

KampungboyCitygal said...

whoa nice pic man!! with a camera phone?? can i hav ur email add plz..nicole wants the pic

SuLee said...

crayfish eh? i dont think i tried that b4..

woh......i must also try out this place

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cooking ninja: it was actually so so haha..

kbcg: chen_zhi_jun@hotmail.com no lar..camera lar..if camera phone so shiok then good lor..

sulee: hey havent seen u around.. yabbies? no? u shud when u come back..

curryegg said...

Hello joe. Nice photos for food.. Em.. feel yummy. haha...
Great post!

:D

UnkaLeong said...

Laughing by myself seems to be a common theme when talking/writing about floggers..

Jackson said...

NJ! I hate you! All yr picture are like laughing at me of not attending the gathering! :( *cry cry*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

curryegg: feel yummy eh? i definitely did my job then!

unkaleong: i think so too..just dont start blogging in a cyber cafe..haha if not..

jackson: now my photos can laugh at ppl meh?? wahahaha...but u really missed out on alot of fun..

Lee Ping said...

LL, Meena sounds like an Indian name.

Lee Ping said...

Joe, I did not think your comment was offensive to me. To the contrary, I thought it was quite brave of you.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leeping: meena is wait a minute.. i got no idea?! hahaha..a friend thats all i know.. no worries i m known for being blunt at times..

Paprika said...

Lovely pics Joe! Making me hungry looking at them!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

paprika: i m starving now..hahaha

jason said...

Whoa... now your pics are much more better than mine! The sea scallops look just.... mysterious :-D
Now I'm considering not to post some of those I took that night *isk isk*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: haha no lar..for argument sake we are on par ok? Yeah i loved the scallops picture...with the phone lighting..just post everything!

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