Friday, May 30, 2008

Lunch @ Precious Pea's

Post-Wesak Day.

In my next life, if I ever get reincarnated in a non-human form (thanks to my impressive repertoire of committed sins), I wish to return as a man's best friend. Like Pea or Pumpkin. Ok, I prefer Pumpkin because he has a longer tongue. Well, Pea gets it up rather well too!

Ok, that is sooooo besides the point. Imagine being blessed with a loving couple. And roaming about a garden full of lovely sights such as

this

and this

and this.

Or spending the afternoons in the living room, lying on the floor and chillin' as his Jie Jie fills the room with the tranquilizing sounds of the guzheng.

*Bark, Bark*

And the gorgeous lunches she prepares.

Like this one which took place a few weeks back. With a menu consisted of the infamous Roasted Pork Belly, Black Vinegar Pig Trotters, Yong Tou Foo, Curry Chicken, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Steamed Tou Foo With Ginger & Preserved Vegetables and a Roasted Duck courtesy of Joe, it was very much complete.

As I am now speaking in the context of a man's best friend, I can only wish for pieces of delicacies the guests carelessly drop on the floor for a taste. No chance, as food bloggers are very much meticulous eaters. The fact is, the pork belly screamed deliciousness with its crunchy skin, the sweet/sour trotters were soft (with all those collagen content) and the curry chicken was spicy with a nice thick gravy. Not forgetting the colourful vegetables, the firm handmade yong tou foo fishpaste, the savoury local tou foo with a crunch (from the preserved vegetables and ginger) and that well-spiced roasted duck.

And her wonderful friends' wonderful desserts. Like the savoury Yorkshire Pudding dusted with icing sugar & laced with honey, that creative Riesling Jello and the soft Cream Puff With Lemon Custard Filling courtesy of Nigel and Allan. And that moist, juicy Pear And Ginger Upside Down Pudding from FatBoyBakes, which went very well with a double dose of Bulla.

A glimpse of the life of a lovely couple and their beloved doggies. Under the roof of their warm, loving home. With Wii.

Ah, how I envy them Pea and Pumpkin.

Thanks for the lovely lunch, Precious Pea Jie Jie and Gor Gor.

*Bark, Bark*

19 comments:

boo_licious said...

Cool pixs as usual. Yeah, Pea and Pumpkin have the best mum and dad (plus all those yummy tidbits)!

Kenny Mah said...

Pea or Pumpkin? Pea or Pumpkin? Hmm, methinks I'd rather just be Precious, you know the doggie that Jiejie feeds ALL THE TIME? Don't know? Well, not yet (re)born yet ma... :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha did u not talk abt the cuddling and the standing up bits?

team bsg said...

Oi, which fine dining oasis is this that you need longy tongues ?

so fast and swift you have been popping in and out across the causeway then in and out into all these secret chambers! Better pray this is your final lovely nirvana of continuous shining colors , eat till you drop and endless click click clicks !

Jason said...

After all those gorgeous food, back to sleep! Such bliss ^^

ling239 said...

i bet she must spent lots of time preparing the food... and take care of that garden ~ ^_^

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

LOVE your new header. HairyBerry is now officially born. :-)

Xiu Long Bao said...

No pix of pea n pumpkin? Love pumpkin. He is of the same kind like my cutie.

Live2Talk said...

Know what? Ivy always said that I 'molest' her Pea & Pumpkin whenever I go for a visit ;P

Nic (KHKL) said...

boo_licious, thanks for the compliment! yes, i definitely agree! those two lovely doggies are very lucky! i'm envious..haha!

kenny, wah, deep stuff there! haha! feeds all the time? are you sure pea and pumpkin wont eat u up ar? hehehe...

joe, hehehe...i did, last sentence of the 1st paragraph...but i forgot to mention the cuddling that led to the stand that led to the "oh so cute!" expression...hehehe...

team bsg, oh, the tongue is for perspiration but i guess if it's an oasis, then a short one will be okay..hehe...
oh yes, eventhough the little ones are off the scholarly chambers, this one still brave the causeway jam every weekend without fail for a taste of nirvana. and hope it's the last of cycles for this one is full of sights/sounds/tastes already!

jason, wah, you sleep in the car while teckiee was driving ar? aiyer, so bad lar you all! blissfully somemore..hehehe....

ling239, oh yes, she did...and the result was fantastic...the siew yoke was nicely salted and crispy as well. the garden looks good also hor? wish i have something liddat...hehehe

lyrical lemongrass, thanks for loving the header. well, all this exposure is making the hairyberry rather hot. time to unbutton and let is shine! hehehe....

xiu long bao, no lar, was too busy makaning and laughing...no time for pic of the cute doggies...pumpkin is cute, right? hehe...ok lar, so is pea :D

live2talk, molest??? aiyer, really ar? hehehe...now i know why pea gets excited so easily...haha! i bet the doggies lurve ya! :D

Precious Pea said...

You really sure, if given a choice, you wanna reincarnated as my doggie? But then..my doggies only fed with dog biscuits and chicken meat!! Certainly no siu yok or curry or yong tau foo. And also fyi, notti pumpkin occasionally get smack by Mr P.

Think properly for what you wish..hehehehehe!!

Big Boys Oven said...

wow! a spread of lovely food!

Camemberu said...

Whatta feast! Who says it's a dog's life? These photos are making me drool more than a St Bernard!

Now I'm so craving for one bite of juicy, crispy-skinned sio bak! AND that ter kar and those delicious desserts!

Nic (KHKL) said...

precious pea, huh??? no siew yoke one ar??? hmm, now i have to think twice already...hehehe....about the smacking part, aiyah, like the chinese saying, "beat is dote, scold is love" mah... ;)

bigboysoven, yupe, loved all the dishes! the black vinegar pig trotters were da bomb! oh, and that siew yoke...yum!

camemberu, haha! feast indeed! all thanks to precious pea and the fabulous bakers; nigel/allan/fatboybakes...

why not try making sio bak at home? i know you are very much capable of that from fabulous dishes you've cooked and posted... ;)

Paprika said...

"Hairy berry", hairy belly, hairy chest, hmmmm are you sure you are Chinese?

Great pictures and once again, I am reminded what a great feast I missed. Sigh. If you were a dog, I'd adopt you and stuff you with zhong all day.

fatboybakes said...

"Ok, I prefer Pumpkin because he has a longer tongue. Well, Pea gets it up rather well too!"

GUFFAW. for a moment, i thought Pea referred to the hostess...and i thought you wanted to be reincarnated so you can let Pea get it up for you..

Nic (KHKL) said...

paprika, hmmm...i had doubts too. then a check with my relatives confirmed that i am indeed chinese..haha!

adopt me? really? that's cool cos i know you are very much capable of cooking other dishes as well...yippee!

fatboybakes, oh my oh my! such vivid imagination you have, man! haha! that was most certainly not what i meant...haha! i thought a longer tongue makes perspiration easier (for dogs) and pea got a woody just like that..woah! impressed! haha!

J2Kfm said...

the spread looks luscious. must I bark before given a taste of the jelly? =P

Nic (KHKL) said...

j2kfm, hehehe....no lar...but i must say those are really amazing. i didnt know such simple ingredients can make interesting desserts such as this. ;)