Monday, January 30, 2012

Ren Re Dinner at Xiao Yi's!

On the 7th day of the Lunar New Year, we gathered at Xiao Yi's place for dinner. It's everybody's birthday! But got no cake. Moohehehe.

Check out the pot of yummies! See already also full. :p Truly generous and abundant!

Then there's the roast duck and roast pork. If you noticed the gaps in the tray of roast pork, that's because hungry fingers (including this cow's) have picked at them before the start of dinner. LOL.

Xiao Yi also baked fish with pesto. An ang moh touch to the otherwise Chinese dinner.

And since she lugged back tonnes of kim chi from Korea and despite having eaten some over Christmas, we had some for dinner too. Crunchy, spicy and tangy! Very appetising.

Here's the abalone over local lettuce, doused in a mushroomy sauce and sprinkled with fried garlic.

She's very into wines and cheese and might have influenced some members of the family....including moo. A very light, refreshing and easy-drinking Tahuna Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and a very nice Californian Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Think red fruits, damp tea leaves, earthy and fruity sweetness.) I think this winemaker's Hokkien. Check out the label. Moohahaha.

The SIMI Cab Sauv paired beautifully with Er Yi's ngor hiang which I forgot to shoot after it arrived late. Dang.

As always, home-cooked feasts are meals made with love. Thanks Xiao Yi for your labour of love! :) Family love- truly one of life's blessings.

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