My CNY feasting kicked off at Rach&Bryan's lovenest. The Love, Bonito crew was invited over for a round of Aunty Winnsie's signature Sukiyaki!
It was mad during our Lou Hei session cos all of us were struggling to come up with the right Chinese idioms! And we died when Fred the cheenapiang wished all of us 风和日丽 days in and out of the office! Haha fun times! And kudos to the CS team who stayed on to clear emails, and then waking up early on Saturday for a 3rd meet-up session. 辛苦你们了！
Massive steamboat session with the pals! Aunty made a delicious broth by boiling pork bones with peppercorn, while Fred the masterchef stirred in the right amount of ingredients for our favourite 小肥羊麻辣 steamboat. It was awesome having two selections that night ;)
The star of our dinner - GIANT prawns!
Lou Hei Round Two! Sushi Tei's lou hei takeout is really convenient and it's also very very yummy! Even the guys, who don't normally fancy vegetables, took a liking to it!
Peaches dipped in Cloudy Lemonade, huge Tasmanian cherries and Valzy's tiramisu to polish it all off. We were all stunned when Val revealed her secret dish... Her tiramisu reaaaallly took the cake last night.. The taste and presentation was just perfect. She made more but we only had stomachs for these 5! Well, I've set my mind to learn it from her soon ;)
Outfit For the Day: Love, Bonito's Roiston Romper.
I'm stuck with trying to think of a name for this simple drink concoction. Peachmenade? Cloudy Peaches? Hmmm.. Anyway, this is from Alessia's Mum, who'd serve this to have everyone's palate's cleaned before she served her desserts. She'd dunk fresh peaches in a lime cordial mixture but I found a substitute that's even more fuss-free.
So yes, for a great replacement of fruit cocktails that are usually too heavily drenched in syrup, you may like to try this!
1) Fresh white peaches
2) Waitrose's Cloudy Lemonade/Lime Cordial
3) Schweppe's Soda Water (optional and only if you want to wish to dilute the lemonade)
Super simple! All you need to do is to mix the sliced peaches with Cloudy Lemonade (which can be replaced by a Lime Cordial mixture, whichever you prefer) and let them soak for a bit. Add Soda Water if you'd like it to be more carbonated & diluted. And voila! Best served chilled.
I'm not sure how imma last another 3 days of feasting, starting with two dinner seatings tonight, but it's gonna be the last festive celebration in a long time so... eat first, think later ;) Heh have a great time ya'll!