Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vietnamese Noodles recipe

5 cloves garlic
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 red chilli
3 tbs sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3tbs fish sauce
1 pkt dried rice noodles
2 carrots-shredded/chopped
1 cucumber-shredded/chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
4 leaves lettuce-shredded/chopped
unsalted peanuts
4 sprigs fresh mint

1. Boil a large pot of water, and then, when it's boiling, add the rice noodles. When it's cooked, drain. Let it cool.

2. Add the minced garlic, cilantro, chilli, sugar, fish sauce, lime juice altogether. That's the sauce.

3. Serve noodles, with the carrots, cucumber, mint and lettuce on top. Pour a little sauce on top and toss well. Sprinkle with peanuts, and mint.

(Recipe credit: allrecipes)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vietnamese Party Menu

Vietnamese Noodles
Fresh Spring Rolls

Cold Tea


Simple Entertaining-Vietnamese Party!!

I enjoy vietnamese food a lot, and know many do too.. The nearest vietnamese restaurant is about an hour away, it's just too far away.. So, i think to have a vietnamese party would be cool.

To make it extra special, and to set the mood, lanterns can be hung around the dining area and a little warm lighting will make it guets comfy.

The table setting can be just like the picture above.
Pics credit: socialcouture.typepad.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Card Game- Who are you?

This is a simple and hillarious game, it has so many versions, so i'll write down the basic version.

Divide the cards equally among the players (use 2 packs if many). Each pile must be face down, and on the table. Now, everybody selects a name from the group, meaning at the end, each player must have a name that's not theirs.

Ok, it starts with the first person opening their card in front of their pile, and everybody takes their turn opening, one by one. Anyone with the same card, shouts the other person new name.
The first one who shouts the correct answer, hands over the pile of open cards in front of him to the loser.

haha..it gets a little confusing after a while, but lots of fun. The winner is the one who finishes his pile first.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mango, Honeydew Shake Recipes

Basic Shake Recipe is as follow:

3 big scoops of ice cream
3/4 cup milk
few ice cubes

Fruits: Choose any of the below
1 big banana
sides of 1 mango
3/4 cup of honey dew

Creamy Crab Salad

2 1/2 cups cooked pasta
1 small green bell pepper
1 small red bell pepper
10 imitation crabsticks
1 diced onion
shredded carrots
1 stalk celery

1 1/2 cup mayonaise
2 tbs rice vinegar
1 tbs sugar
minced garlic
Mixed herbs

1) Chop up crabsticks, bell peppers, onion, carrots, and celery.
2) Mix together B, and adjust to suit your taste.
3) Combine everything.
4) Refrigerate at least a few hours before serving, for taste to blend.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Shall we play cards? Menu

Tuna Salad
Crab Salad

Mango Shake
Banana Shake
Honey Dew Shake


Simple Entertaining- Shall We Play Cards?

My friends and I love to play cards, and we decided to come together and play the night away. Since everyone don't have time for dinner, and will get a little engrossed with the cards, it's good to have something that fills the stomach fast, at the same time not messy.

As for me, the host, i want to participate in the card games, so, I was thinking.. if everything can be done earlier, it would be PERFECT!!

So, i came out with this menu....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mango Sago Dessert recipe

Mango Sago Dessert

600gm mango
400ml mango juice 1
25ml evaporated milk
80g sago pearls
250ml water
2~3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cornflour+3 tbsp water
extra 100ml water

Prepare beforehand:
Soak sago in water for about an hour, boil it with water till it turns translucent.
Drain water and pour some water to let it cool down.

1. Boil 250ml water and sugar till sugar dissolves.
2. Mix cornflour mixture in and stir, make sure there's no lumps. Remove from heat. Cool.
3. Cube mango. Scrap the rest, and add to blender. Add in 100 ml of water, mango juice, sugar syrup. Blend it.
4. Stir in evaporated milk and sago pearls.
5 Taste and add more juice or sugar. Chill.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mango Lassi Recipe

(taken from allrecipe)

2 mangos, peeled, seeded, diced
2 cups plain yogurt
1/4 sugar
1 cup ice

In a blender, combine all. Blend till smooth and serve.

Simple Entertaining-Mango Party!!

It's the time of the year, when we get mangoes everywhere!! We get it cheaply, a mere RM10 for 3 kgs!! There are different kinds of mangoes, but the easiest to find are the thai mangoes..
So, it's an opportunity to go mango crazy!! There are so many dishes to serve at a mango party,
there's thai mango salad, mango pancakes, mango chicken etc..
I'll be posting a few mango dessert recipes i tried. It's a bit more asian based, so stay tune..
pics credits:www.pe.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chinese Whisper Game

Get everybody to sit in a circle or form a line.
The first person chooses a phrase or sentence. This first person then whispers it to the next, no-one else should hear it. The next person whispers what they think they heard to the next person, and so the phrase passes down the line. The last person to get the whisper announces it to the group and then compares it to the original.

The original sentences should be a little more complicated, so that the effect will be better.
For example:

Susie skips to school except on Saturdays
Send three and four pence, we're going to a dance
Goofy Grinning Gophers gobbled gigantic grapes while juggling
(taken from answers.yahoo.com)

Variation: Act out a scene without the rest seeing to the first person, and then the first person to the second one, and thereafter, the last one guess what action it is.

example: blowing bubbles and popping it

Fried Prawns/ Prawn Fritters

About 30 pieces of prawns
1 egg
4 tbsp flour
150ml water
1/2 tsp salt


Mix flour, egg and water, make sure its not watery. Add salt, and mix well.

Dip prawns in batter and deep fry. Dish up and serve.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Stir Fried French Beans Recipe


300gm French Beans
3 tbsp dried prawns
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp shallots

1)Cut french beans into 3 cm length.
2) Put some oil in wok, saute dried prawns, garlic and shallots till fragrant.
3) Add french beans, then pepper.
4) Fry till cooked. (Crunchy but a little soft)