Sunday, April 23, 2006

Saturday night gathering with old friends.

Have a sweet gathering with few old friends tonight. Did I mention old friends? Yeah, they are friends I know since university time, more than a decade ago. Although we are from different faculty, but something bring us together, we are all sisters in Christ... We get to know each other through our weekly Christian Fellowship gathering.

Initially I planned to meet up for Thai steamboat in Kocha Restaurant for dinner but after some thought, I decided to do something differently - invite them to my place and have some home-cooked food. Moreover it is more comfortable to chit chat at home than inside the restaurant. I prepared few simple dishes for dinner for the night.

My own version of Siew Kai Yek (chicken wing).

Mixed vegetables - Brocolli, Cauliflower, Young corn & Carrot.

Sweet, Sour & Spicy Fried Fish (Black Pomfret).

After dinner, we have a great time chatting as well as looking back at some of the old photos :) It is fun looking back at those photos and recall back some of the crazy things we did previously. Time flies.. but despite with time, our friendship still remains.

39 comments:

Selba said...

You are really a good cooker (periuk nasi?) hahaha.... Aiyo... dunno.. the word lah... a Juru Masak yang hebat :D

It's really nice to gather with old friends.. sweet memories...

Chen said...

Selba,
Haha, u still remember that (talking about cooker) cos we normally refer to utensil for cooking as cooker (eg rice cooker, pressure cooker) :P We call the person who cook the food as Cook instead :)

I'm not good cook lah.. Still so many things to learn :)

yeah, great to meet up with old friends :) Sometimes I wonder where on earth are some of my primary school friends.. Might be.. even if I meet them on the street, I can't recognise them too..

sbanboy said...

Wah like that when I come over ... u will cook nice nice yummy dishes for me ... hehe :)

Chen said...

sbanboy,
hahha, if u come over, we go out & eat can liao lah.. so many yummy food in Penang awaiting for u to savour :D

Char Koay Teow, Oh Chean, Penang Assam Laksa, Curry Mee, Hokkien Mee, Muar Chee, Penang Rojak, Chendol, Koay Kak etc etc etc :D

Scare u don't enough space in your tummy to accomodate all those stuff :)

The Yongs said...

I just had my lunch but after looking at the BBQ chicken wings, can I have one pleassssse? ;D

Glad to hear about the fellowship.. it's indeed an important aspect of our walk with Christ! Keep it up!

Winn said...

looks nice. if i were u i wld \have tapao kfc pizza hut. haha. i wish i can cook. but no point cooking no one wan to eat one trust me. my sis will be the first to give stu commnets . coz knowing me, my cooking will be very started off nicely and ended up like shit - coz i very impatient one. ahhaa.

sbanboy said...

Wah.... so much to eat ah ... like that I must make it a one week stay !!!!! Haha .... :)

WindingHills said...

Them look like some good chicken wings, but no Hooters wings though:)

fooDcrazEE said...

can i have some ?

Chen said...

the yongs,
I would like to spare u one, but too bad we finished all already :)

Winn,
no need to tapao lah.. can call for the delivery service, kekkee...

Aiks, very impatient while cooking ah? But I'm sure if u cook, if nobody eats, Lucas sure will eat one.. nope? :P kekeke

sbanboy,
u must remember that there is lotsa nice food in Penang.. Food is available everywhere.. :) and much cheaper compared to KL ;)

windinghills,
Hooters wing? haha.. nope ;)

foodcrazee,
Aiks, sorry woh.. would like to spare u some, but then.. sudah habis makan :)

carcar said...

can share me the recipe of your own version of siew kai yek or not?

slurp! said...

it's great idea to meetup regular. afterall, it's hard to find time after you start working and/or having your own family.

the food sure looks yummie!!!

strange, i travel to the 4 corners of west malaysia but have yet to visit Penang or ipoh hmmm ... will make it one fine day :)

Cynthia said...

I like the fish. Ho wto make the source ah?
can share receipe ah?
thank you very much =)

Alicia said...

hehe can i go visit u next time? hahaha and have the same nice warm meal.. xD

SLeeK@ER said...

a decade ago...? how old are u? hehe...ya, this week is my last week in university... 5 years time was fast, now oledi reaching the end of u life...a bit sad but still happy because eventuallly can graduate from utm! yeah...

PrincessRen said...

simple dishes for dinner? i donno about u but it looks like something from a restaurant. wah u can cook well huh? open ur own restaurant laaaa... ;D gosh i'm hungry looking at the pics...

shookmeallnightlong said...

HUNGRY LAH!!! Can you please not post these nice food pictures? Darn SAD!


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ekekkekekek....


Morning doc! :D

Chen said...

carcar,
mine is very simple recipe. I use corn flour, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, pinch of sugar & salt to marinate the chicken :) Sorry ah.. I never measure how much I put.. agak-agak can liao :D

slurp,
Yeah, we hardly meet up with old friends or school friends. Each & everyone is busy with our own family, work or schedule. It is important to try to meet up once in a while. I guess our next meet up schedule is in June :)

Woh? U never been to Penang or Ipoh yet? Make sure u arrange your schedule to visit these two places ;) You definitely won't regret :D

Chen said...

Cynthia,
I use ketchup sauce & chilli sauce, pinch of sugar & salt, water & corn flour (for thickening) & water for the sauce. Supposed to add in lemon juice or vinegar but I found I have none in the kitchen :P I added in diced cucumber, pineapple, tomato and red onion into the sauce. Yeah, toward the end, pour the sauce over the deep fried fish

alicia,
U are most welcomed to visit me. And at the same time, u can visit my little doggy, Ah Boy as well.. He looks like your notti boi leh.. Might be they are relatives ? :P

Chen said...

sleeker,
how old am I ah... U calculate yourself loh :D I give u the particular..I enter university in year 1993. And that was definitely more than a decade ago, right? :)

Congrats for graduating soon :) And welcome to the working society.. To me, working life is more interesting then student life :)

princessren,
Thanks :) It's simple cos those are easy to prepare dishes & not complicated ;)

Opening own restaurant? I don't have that capability lah..

shookme,
my dear entreri, Good morning? I hope u r not having fever now.. (Putting my hand on your forehead to measure your temperature). Now is late evening already lah... I guess u must be too busy that u didn't have time to sleep yesterday night...

wah.. darn sad & then u laugh kekkeke... are u sure u r 100% okie? :P I'm worried leh, dude :) Hahahaa...

doraemon said...

++ wow.. the foods really look so good.. you are a lot better than me. haha.. i can't cook delicious food. the food u cook look so yummy.. teach me.. and cook for me.. ahha.. jk.

carcar said...

thanks for the marinate ingredients! don't worry, my cooking style also agak-agak one...hehe....

Pink Cotton said...

SLURP!! I WANT THOSE CHICKEN WINGS!!!

Chen said...

doraemon,
Thanks for your praise.. hahaha... I can't teach u lah, course I'm not up to standard yet :D Share-share can lah..

carcar,
as long as we know what to add in & agak-agak how much when cooking time, can liao.. too much hassle to really go & measure how much to put in, hahaha (lazy people method) :P But, if baking cake or cookies, then different stories lah.. that one need more accurate measurement :P

pink cotton,
sorry lah dear, no more in stock already.. the last piece is shared with my little doggy liao.. hesitate to give him, but since he begged for it with his kesian looking big round eyes, so I gave him some ;)

Cynthia said...

sweeet! Thank you very much~!

carcar said...

sorry one more thing, how you cook it? the chicken wing...use oven? or ?...i might want to try out this weekend, hehe...

doraemon said...

haha.. wait when we have chance to meet and we cook together and learn it together lor.. haha..

Robin said...

wow.. after cooking all the food, do u feel so tired..

Entertaining at home have it's pro and con.. I normally cater in.. and it is easiler.. no need to clean up too..

Chen said...

cynthia,
hehe, simple is good ;)

carcar,
I don't have oven lah..
I use the most simple way, girl :)
Kuali or wok :D hehhee...
actually I fried the chicken.. but the end result looks like grilled chicken ;)

doraemon,
hehe.. don't know when is that day :D

robin,
nope, I don't feel tired :)

I go online & chat with sbanboy for a short while will waiting for my friends to come that evening :)

Catering is something that most people opted for nowadays :) Good for house warming party too. Like what u mentioned - save the hassle of cooking & cleaning up.

doraemon said...

where do you live? u tell me. when i got money and time, i go to visit u. haha..then u cook for me.. haha.. maybe i bring some people to go to your house. let's everyone to eat those yummy foods cook by u.

Chen said...

doraemon,
wah.. I hope u r not bringing one village of people together with u, hahha :D I don't cook everyday lah. I only cook whenever I feel like cooking - not a daily or routine ritual :D

carcar said...

OKIE! got it! i tell you, im a chicken wing lover...i walk i think of chicken wing, i shower i think of chicken wing...muahahaha, no jokes ya :P

siao leh...

hehehe, kee siao! ok minimal oil! over over!!

thanks!

Chen said...

carcar,
hah? when u shower u think of chicken wing also? don't tell me when sleeping time, u dream of chicken wing as well.. If so, then u should change your name to Ah Wing liao.. hahaha...

instead of carcar, your new name is Wing Wing :D

carcar said...

how can your bring over your crap frm the crab post to here?! this is carcar, you can call me mobil mobil ( u ask selba if you have any question) but not Wing Wing lah! it sound like sofy wing! hahaha....whisper wing...etc.

Thao said...

your foods look stunning anyway. I also love cooking for friends, I mean good friends.

But it always is more fun to have girl nights, where you can talk about guys ;-) hehehe, and then wonder how your life will be. Yeah, we also realise sometimes how time flies...after dessert of course ;-)

doraemon said...

haha.. i won't bring a village of people to come to eat. haha.. just 2 or 3 people. :p

Chen said...

thao,
yeah, it is nice to chit chat with old friends.. can talk about everything - the past, the present & the future :D No boundaries :)

doraemon,
haha, btw.. cooking needs time & preparation (including marketing & shopping etc). Most of the time, I still prefer eating out :)

Chen said...

carcar,
My post has no boundaries... Can fly here fly there :D I can't see what's the connection between car car & mobil mobil.. mobil - u refering to the petrol ah? :P That's why it is related to car? ahhaa...

aiya.. sofy wing, whisper wing pulak.. Sudah keluar tajuk habis liao...

mosquito wing cannot ah? :P
later "wing wing wang wang" pulak..

carcar said...

im in kl now, rush to open this post to get the recipe for chicken wing, because i gonna cook it later. hahahahah