Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Steamed Fish in 15 minutes

This is the easiest steamed fish recipe, it's very versatile, and uses the whole fish.

1 whole fish, cleaned
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced ginger
few pieces of carrot
sesame oil
bit of oyster sauce (optional)

Combine all the ingredients, and place on fish. Steam fish for 10-12 minutes, or till cooked.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Chinese Dinner For 10 Menu

Menu is as follows:

Fried Prawns
Pork Ribs
Steamed Fish
Stir fry Spinach
Stir fry French Beans
Bittergourd Omelette

Chinese Tea (example in pic above)

(Pic above credits to culturalink.gov.cn)

Simple Entertaining-Chinese Dinner for 10

Friends were going away, and we invited them over and to give them dinner. We thought of having a few seafood dishes which are quick and easy, at the same time can feed 10.
Will post the menu and also the recipes in the later posts..

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mocha Cake Recipe

I was in charge of the desserts, the rest of the desserts recipes had been posted before, so will post the mocha cake one...

90g dark chocolate
90g butter
1 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup milk

300ml cream
2 tsp coffee powder
1 tbs brandy
1 tbs castor sugar

(credits to woman's weekly)


Melt chocolate, cool to room temperature. Cream Butter and chocolate with sugar, add eggs, and beat well. Beat in sifted flours and milk. Pour in a 20cm cake tin, bake in oven 1 hour.

Split Cake, full with cream mixture.

Filling: Dissolve coffee in brandy, add to cream with sugar and beat until firm peaks.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Farewell Party Menu

For 50 people, we definitely have to have lots of food. so, we asked our guests to bring differnt variety, and then we have a lovely range and variety of food to enjoy. To ensure enough food, we have to have at least 5 types of what we call filling food (mainly carbos), and then the rest can be side dishes.

What we had in the end:

Asian Menu:
Filling food:
1) Fried Noodles (20 servings)
2) Butter Rice with Cashews (15 servings)
3) Plain Rice (10 servings)

Side Dishes:
Curry Chicken
Rendang Beef
Satay Chicken
Ginger Chicken
Butter Prawn
Mixed Vegetables
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Caramelized Potatoes

Western Menu:
Filling Food:
1)Taco Pie (10 servings)
2) Pasta (10 servings)

Side Dishes:
Potatoes Patties
Beef Stew
Fried Chicken
Green Salad
Bean Salad

Apple Crumble
Mocha Cake
Trifle with Icecream

Simple Entertaining-Farewell Party for 50

The farewell party was very successful, due to the fact that there was a lot of help and also everybody cooperated. In the end, the organizing commitee decided that we would have a coffee shop theme. The couple we were sending off are very fond of coffee, so we incorporated that into our theme.

Theme: Coffee Shop

We sealed off a portion of space where the "coffee shop" is, and then, put a sign in front saying: "Welcome to ___bucks" Then, there's the opening ceremony ribbon, for the couple to cut it, before leading everybody to the table.

Buffet Table:

Centerpiece: Candles and Floating Flowers, surrounded by coffee beans/coffee sweets. (Pic Above)

Drink Counter:
Above drink counter, are pics hung on top for the guests to relive memories.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Farewell Party Ideas- Postcard Party

This is a good way to get everybody involved in the party. Postcards can be used for the decorations and at the end of the day, it can be presented to the couple.


Get all the guests to write a goodbye message on different postcard.

Banner with "Farewell"- use blank postcard write "farewell" and string it together

Buffet table:

Tie strings from one end (left) to the other. (right), above the table, and use pegs to peg the postcards on the string. You'll have cards hanging above the table for the people who are waiting for their turn at the buffet table.

(Couldn't find a pic exactly what i described above, but the idea would be similar to the picture right above, replace the lanterns with postcards and lower it a little)

Pic from: realsimple.com

Monday, April 13, 2009

Farewell Party Ideas-Bon Voyage Theme

This is by far the most common theme for farewell parties. There's quite a lot of ideas out there, but these are the ones that are quite simple and fast.

Theme: Bon Voyage Theme

Have a banner-Bon Voyage
Nautical Wheel

Buffet table:
Cover the table with blue tablecloth, representing the sea.
Scatter sand and seashells on the table.
Or middle center piece can be like picture above.
(from martha stewart)

Ideas for Farewell Party for 50

I thought that i'll depart from my usual and share my thoughts on my next project-farewell party. I'll be hosting a party for two of my friends who are moving away. The final count for the guests is 50, and it'll be held in the evening.

The organizing committee consists of me and 3 of my other friends, and we are still fishing around for ideas.. We decided to brainstorm on a few themes, centerpieces, and decor...Sharing the ideas next..

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cinnamon Cake Recipe

250g butter
2 cups sugar
4tsp vanilla
4 eggs
4 cups self raising flour
3 1/3 cup milk
5tsp cinnamon

Directions: (this makes 2 trays of the above picture)

Cream Butter, sugar, egg, vanilla until light and creamy. Stir in sifted flour, milk, beat lightly till smooth. Pour into cake pan, bake 20 mins.
Cut into pieces and place in muffin cups.
Serve plain, or with icing sugar on top.

Tea Break for 20 Menu

Cinammon Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Garlic Bread-see recipe in collection

1 Watermelon- cut into slices
2 Papayas- Cut into cubes, served with toothpicks.

8 Bottles of Soft Drinks
2 Bottles of Water
1 Packet of Ice Cubes

Simple Entertaining-Tea Break for 20

My friends gathered to do some cleaning work together, and i planned to join them. I wanted also to bring some FOOD as a reward..:0) Coming soon...menu and recipes..

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ice Cream Cookie recipe

ice cream cookie
This is simple and refreshing!! And the kids absolutely love it! ( I used ginger biscuits for the photos)

1 packet of chocolate biscuits (or any biscuits)
Vanilla icecream

1) Place 2 biscuits (I used TESCO milk chocolate digestive biscuits) on cling wrap.
2)Scoop icecream on 1 cookie base, and sandwich with the other cookie.
(Do not press too hard)
3)Wrap it with cookie wrap and freeze at least an hour.