Date: Mar 24, 2013
Let's "decode" the steam fish.
As usual, underneath the fish is two main ingredient that makes the steam fish soup/sauce base "sweet" and "a bit tasty oily".
1. The clams (or la la). Throw 6-8 of it and lie flat below the fish. Smell each clams to make sure the la la is fresh not smelly.
2. Thin slices of pork meat with fat. 三层肉. Cut a few slices and place it below.
3. This time, I also scope in quite some fish paste. I don't know what you call it, but it is the paste before it becomes fish ball. (Those white color slices on top of the fish.)
4. Old ginger slices.
5. Tomatoes slices.
6. Tofu cubes.
7. Chinese wine, sesame oil, soya sauce, and some water.
8. Some green onions leafs.
That's it, sent it to the steamer. Steam for 12-15 minutes (big fish). :) I think the fish is nice. As I saw Jek Fang sit in front of the steam fish dish and keep scooping the soup. hahaha
Early birds get to eat the sausages. (and I forgot about the bones marrows)
So, I place some mustard and lime mayo aside. It was nice!
My wife already prepared the Chicken Curry.
Before every one show up, I cook myself a pork chop. And now I know to cook a nice pork chop is not easy. So, the browning and appearance is nice. But because we need the pork chop to be fully cooked, so, I did not have time to marinate the meat. So, the outside looks good, but the inside is a bit tasteless. Will spent time to think about his to make it good inside.
So, I cooked two pieces of extra raw steak for headmaster Shy Ching. :)
I used this garlic oil. So that the pork chop got a bit of garlic hint.
Lesson learned. These pork chop is great for BBQ. It was too "thick" for pan grill.
The exterior taste was nice… with Nutmeg.
Salty powder from Taiwan.
Spicy chilli taste.
MAke sure the herbs is there...
Pan Grill it for 10-15 minutes. Making sure it is fully cooked.
Except for the clams, not so fresh. I am glad they like the food. These are friends from the Foon Yew high school.
Early bird also gets to eat nice water melons.
Delicious among the kids… the pan heated squids...
As the guests have to drive all the way back from JB and they got stuck at the customs jam. So, we got time for three person Mahjong.
We also make sure the kids are enjoying the XBox and Wii.
She is the first timer to my party. 阿花 brought along her twins. Its been around 25 years that I have not met her. And now she is 品酒专家 （not 拼酒 like Jek Fang)… 阿花 was my table mate or desk mate while we study in 初一(3).
Don't be fooled by the photos. Rest assure that that glass is actually Ribena. And when Daniel arrived, Shy Ching bottoms up his Ribena too with Daniel drinking the real red wine. HaHaHaHa… It was a popular drink that night… The kids love it, and Shy Ching loves it. Let's call it "Ribena in a wine glass". Celine drank the "Ribena" … hahaha
The sister is not so lucky. Celeste took the glass and drink.
That was a real thing. See the different red ruby colours. And she loves it.
And she love the 2007 Don Melchor. hahaha
This "Super Tuscany" alike wine is a bit disappointing. But it could be because it does not fits into today's dinner dishes.
The Pouilly-Fume can't go wrong.
My son is helping to bake the chocolate lava cake.
But the Pessac Leognan is also quite disappointing. Not so sweet. Should have open the Sauternes.
We did not drink a lot yesterday, as some of them need to drive back to JB. Thanks for coming!
When you are > 40's … you tends to have lots of such parties. People who we did not met for 20+ years all come back into your life. And the jokes and the funny memories all flashed out. It was indeed a fun gathering yesterday.