Every year we would try to have our inaugural food bloggers gathering, last year was also during the Raya holidays as well as this year. This time is was held at Esther’s place. And of course while I can bedazzle you with all the written details of the ‘party’, I’ll just let the pictures speak for the awesomeness of the menu.
Top (Left to right); Hody of Cook 4 You and Me, Jennifer of Chasing Food Dreams,
Esther of The Fuss Free Chef, Wendy of Table for 2…or more
Seated (Left to right); Yen of Eat Your Heart Out,
Abbygail of Abbygail’s Kitchen, Yours truly….
But to tease you just a little bit, our menu is an eclectic blend of all dishes Asia, mainly because most of us are gearing up for the AFF (Asian Food Fest) event, an online sharing event that will kick off pretty soon so I urge you to stay tuned for the announcement. We have Middle Eastern, Korea, Thai and Vietnamese. Of course there were local dishes too but mainly, we all had loads of good stuff to sample and gorge ourselves. It was an eye-opening experience because where else would you be introduced to high-quality international cuisines for free? (Well, relatively speaking, you do have to bring a dish, it’s a potluck.) I hope when we have another gathering next round, there would be more bloggers joining us, I always look forward to meeting these kindred spirits who enjoy the simple, basic thing in life…food.
Your’s truly went Middle Eastern and
made falafels, I tell you….the extent of drama
I had to go through just with the chickpeas,
which I will blog about it later on,
is ridiculous….but I am happy at how
this turned out!
The inside of a falafel….
Some condiments to go with the falafels, cacik and a tomato salad….
Thai appetizer, Galloping Horses
A Taiwanese stuffed tofu dish called Ah Geh
Seremban beef noodle
Vietnamese Grilled Chicken
Pork Belly and Kimchi, eaten wrapped in the lettuce leaves
Penang Loh Bak
Tee Nya Kuih, a dessert drizzled with gula melaka
There is no doubt that these ladies have skills of the highest caliber when it comes to cooking and it is always a pleasure to mingle with such company because you take in a lot of lessons about how to improve your cooking and challenge yourself to make something you won’t ordinarly go for. Thanks for the fellowship, ladies! Let’s do this again!