Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I'd seen many mouthwatering shots of Julia's homecooking on her blog Aromacookery. They always look more enticing than many restaurant dishes. Finally, I had a chance to try her cooking! She invited a lucky few of us over for dinner - Keropokman and Momo, HungryCow, and Derrick.
First up was a gorgeous prawn salad with mango, strawberries and dragonfruit, drizzled with a special Thai sauce.
The vegetables are a lovely medley of asparagus, sugar snap peas and white shimeji mushrooms. Pre-blanching ensured the greens stayed crisp.
Possibly my favourite dish - beautiful stewed pork belly with mushrooms in claypot! You just want to keep taking more...we polished it all off in no time. The gravy is great with rice.
Steamed fish, Teochew style, with preserved vegetables, ginger and tomatoes. The lightly salty and tangy broth is very appetising.
Finally we had chicken soup to round up the meal. There were lots of goodies in it - old cucumber hairy gourd, dried scallop, red dates, bitter almonds. Look at how rich the soup is!
Thank you, Julia, for that wonderful meal. We all stayed and chatted til midnight. It was a lot more fun and relaxing than going to a restaurant! And yes, we all think Ricky is a super lucky husband!
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