The Just Heavenly boys of Nigel and Allan invited a group of us to a celebration of hearty, tantalising food with recipes passed down by their mothers. Here are some of the dishes we had.
The thick, non-starchy gravy was appetisingly sweet and sour. Delicious!
Just a topping of the sauce on plain, white rice will make one happy, definitely. And when the chicken’s well cooked, it’s a great bonus. I guess in a way, it does remind me of the dip for satays.
Foo Chow’s Red Wine Chicken With Mee Sua
Slurping down the smooth strands of mee sua followed by the bowl of warm soup was nice. I like the large slices of ginger in the soup. It gave the dish a nice flavour and aroma. Not forgetting the medicinal purpose as well.
This was no ordinary Otak-Otak. Instead of just fish paste, this was filled with chunks of fish. Delectably moist as well.
It was my first taste of the infamous Eurasian dish. And what can I say? It was very tasty! One could almost taste the good amount of spices in the curry. What’s more when there were lots of meat in it too. Solid.
Lemon Meringue Tartlets
Expect nothing short of extraordinary when it comes to desserts from the fabulous baker boys. The sweet, cotton soft meringue went really well the lemon filling. It was so good, I had two of them!
These fried dainties may look simple enough but take a bite to be addicted by their lightness. A layer of sugar coating just added more fun and crunch.
Towards the end of the official closing time of the party, I was presented with a birthday cake! It was absolutely unexpected. Thank you so much, Just Heavenly, for the gorgeous, lip-smacking chocolate cake!
The baker boys and their business partner, Ann, prepared more than the above. Among the dishes not shown here; the Inche Kaybin (fried chicken with a soy sauce and chilli dipping), Shepherd's Pie, Bangkok Kaya Cake and colourful, stir-fried vegetables. And there were lots of wine jelly too, for those who stayed on until hmmm...minutes before midnight. Yes, it was a party that lasted half a day!
Thank you again, Nigel and Allan for the great time. And for sharing the amazing food that tell of amazing tales!
For recipes on the dishes served that day, check out the latest issue of Flavours. It comes with a thorough write-up on the event as well. Oh, let's not forget those absolutely awesome pictures.
On another note, well, Mother's Day came and gone with the usual crowded restaurants and expensive gifts. Despite all the chaos, I'm sure it is nice to get together once in a while to celebrate one of the superwomen in your life. Of course, it doesn't begin nor end there. Continue to make them happy and that's the best gift, I think.
Oh, Father's Day coming up too. Mark your calendar, people!