Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Potluck @ Nigel and Allen Place

I never realised how attached i was to my blog. Although i wanted to take some leave from my blog, i couldnt let go. I would still check my blog despite having no ideas what to blog about. Looks like my writer's block wondered away as suddenly as it came.. My face litted up yesterday when i realised my stat counter hit 20000! I still remember those days when i hit the complimentary 1k, 5k and 10k..20k seemed so quick all of a sudden..I shall look forward towards my 50k mark..So without further ado, lets take a look what kind of fun i had a number of weeks ago..

Its been centuries since i had a multi-racial cuisine buffet and this seemed to be the perfect chance when i received an exclusive invite to a pot luck. The catch? Some food must come from me and it has to be home-cooked. Oh no..what have i landed myself into? The temptation was too good and i managed to re-define what was home cooked food.. I got someone to cook it for me for a small sum..hehe..still home cooked food right? So what kind of spread did we get? Its an eyeful and salivate all the way..

My dedicated cup for the night. Notice the spot.. It was obvious and on purpose..Why? I am pretty sure the comments will come in thick and fast..

Beverage of the night..Sangria.. I realised what were the true contents to a potent Sangria..Martell Cordon Bleu, Red Wine and unsweetened orange and apple juice..Lots of thinly cut fruits and ice.. Potent but i felt it was too strong and i have already been polluted with the sweeter Sangrias available outside..

Starting off with a home cooked Yam Cake.. Full of yam cubes everywhere.. That is exactly what is a good yam cake tastes like..Kudos to WMW mom..

The pattern seems familiar as Jackson turns up with his mom's secret recipe..Pork Leg Dark Vinegar.. Although i have never ventured to this kind of dishes before, i loved it immediately..

Sarawak Laksa by none other then Allen.. The ingredients used were all top class..loved the huge prawns used and this was an eye opener as this is my first Sarawak Laksa i ever had..

After the feature of our local cuisine, we wonder off to our neighbouring country's cuisine..Miang Kam! The leaves were all plucked from Teckiee's garden.. i dont think the rest of the ingredients were plucked from there though..Very refreshing!

Modelled by our floggers hands..this is how you eat it!.. I never knew we fold it this way..

Meena didnt lose out when she presented a huge tub of sweet, sour and spicy acar! By now i was so stuffed from this huge array of buffet but no regrets!

Just when i thought this will never end, i have to feature what i bought along right? A very delicious yellow ginger rice with curry chicken.. The fluffy rice and the spicy chicken was so good and i couldnt stop taking a second serve eventhough i bought it along..hehe..

Satay! This was indeed a very good appetizer as the floggers mingle and walked around with sticks of satay and peanut sauce dripping all over our faces..

Boo beef rendang! The spicyness didnt stop as a very flavourful beef dish was presented infront of our eyes.. If only we had some nasi lemak to accompany this..

Thereafter, all my pictures was attempted using my old SLR and all turned out blur or out of colour.. Special mentions to all those food without pictures!: Ming Keat Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls and Durian ice-cream, Nigel Tapai Pavlova, FBB Durian Tiramisu, Tummy Thoughts Soft Drinks and Juices, Unka Leong beverages and lots of laughter from our usual gang of floggers!

PS: Did i miss anything or anyone out?

I think i just got my blogging mojo back!..Ooohh Baby!!

25 comments:

Ginger said...

wahhhhh. all look so delishhhhhh..

wish im there.. hahaha. got enuf food to tapau back boh? looks like a lot man!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hubby wants to know where u got the nasi kunyit. He loves it, even if it wasn't homecooked. :-P

zewt said...

aiks!!! was not invited.... sigh.... i think i wanna be a flogger from now on.

sc said...

so much makan! lucky lucky you!

Jackson said...

hehe... nice review... my turn soon!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ginger: tons of food to tapau..haha it was a food fest!

ll: its cooked in another home..thus home cooked lar..she sells economy noodles in the yu lek market..and stays around the area..her name is ah zhan..i will sms u the number if u wan so u can order from her..

zewt: yeah you should..benefits vs the costs..think about it..so whens our dinner?

sc: hahah my stomach even luckier! growing by the day..

jackson: i shall wait patiently for your review..

the team said...

OMG ! now all you most fullsome last time foodies now turned Chefs are putting us 'only know how to eat and talk' wannabe floggers to shame already...

aiyo got ta go get some cooking tuition lah ( malu oredi )

jolcy said...

wow... i have to say.. your pot luck does look really good man... everything look so so.. delicious.. :) *drool*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the team: how come u guys changed name ar?? hahah no shame..i didnt cook also..

jolcy: when you potluck wif all these talented chefs..you get all these delish cuisine..haha lesson learnt? pot luck with these ppl only..

fatboybakes said...

haiya, potong steam only, pic pic pic then suddenly no pic.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: haha sorry lar..ur tiramisu will always have a taste in my mouth..and mind as well..kekeke..

ling239 said...

hahahaaa... welcome back ^_^
even though the pictures are a bit out :p

~Bee Nee~ said...

why do almost all my friends not cook!!?? grumble...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: haha yeah using old camera 1 this 1..

bee nee: hahaha time to take away i guess..

AngryYoungChild said...

what is that leave thinggg...never see/eat beforeeeeee

AngryYoungChild said...

i mean leaf..*-*

Kok said...

joe,
you're addicted to blogging!:P

SuLee said...

Miang Kam? i ve never seen that b4, do you know where can we get the ingredients and leaves?

do you spit it out after chewing ?

Precious Pea said...

Sigh, another post on the potluck that missed. Sulk sulk sulk :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ayc: according to teckiee it is Lengkaloke leaves.. or betel leaves for the original ones..and u eat it up!..

kok: worse then caffeine and nicotine haha..its the latest drug..

sulee: try googling it..its really quite easy to make..you swallow..no spitting.. hehe

pp: yeah you have been missing up too much..remember to bring ur loh mai kai for us..the next round ok?

wmw said...

The rest of the pics not useable??? I still haven't blogged about it...heeheehee..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: slr photos have to scan in..sommore the colour not nice lar.. i just realised that this hasnt really been blogged about just yet..except for tummythoughts.

jason said...

Aiyo, still have some backloads lar. Will post later ^^

Tummythoz said...

It sure feels good to out-blog you all once a while. Phew.

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

haha it was really cool having you guys around. Allan and I love entertaining anyways :-) The food was fab and the company made the food even "fabber."