Sunday, 6 September 2009

Father's Day

This year for Father's Day, I wanted to do something special. What's even more special is that my Father is here with us from Malaysia. I gathered all the dads in our extended family, 6 altogether and a soon-to-be daddy and we had a Father's Day party! When the family gathers round, there's always lots of chatter, laughter, fun and great food, lots and lots of food!

I wanted just a casual, laid back barbie. Just hanging out and eating all day. But since mom is here too (she's a fantastic cook by the way), I thought it's the perfect opportunity for me to request for some of my favourite Malaysian dishes.

On the menu today:


Acar Awak - a classic Nyonya or Peranakan mixed vegetable relish, pickled in vinegar, tumeric and chilli and tossed with roasted ground peanuts and sesame seeds.

Mee Siam - literally translate to "Siamese Noodles", but this version of Mee Siam is also from a Nyonya origin. It's fried thin rice noodles with prawns, bean curd, bean shoots and a slightly sweet, slightly sour, slightly spicy sauce.

Gado-Gado - Inspired by one of my Indonesian friends and cos lettuce from my organic garden, this is a vegetable salad served with a peanut sauce dressing.

Steamed Radish Cake - This was made by my sister-in-law, on my special request. It's a savoury steamed cake or kuih made with grated radish and rice flour, with the loveliest, lightest, soft texture, topped with crunchy fried shrimps and shallots.



Roast Baby Potatoes with rosemary and garlic

On the grill: Steaks, Sausages, Chicken Wings, Prawns


Pandan Chiffon Cake

And a lovely Whole Orange and Almond cake. (This cake deserves a blog post on its own!)

Mmmm... it was a feast fit for our favourite daddies.

Happy Father's Day to our dadda Gary, who always give us his best (and who did ALL of the cleaning up). You are one of a kind and we love you!
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laura said...

Get a bucket as I'm salivating! =)

Wandernut said...

I really wish I'm a Koay! HAHAHAHAAH

Grace said...

Laura: LOL! Recovered from your gastro then??

Nutty: You don't have to be a Koay to hang out and eat with us!!! We love people who love to eat! Hehehhe

laura said...

recovered and am generally STARVING for real food all the time now! =) been eating only one meal a day. You'd think I was fasting!