Last Saturday, my Quay Lo gathered family and good friends to a really nice fine dining restaurant in Kuala Lumpur to have an early celebration of my 56th birthday. He personally selected food and the wine. The food was delicious and the wine were paired so well with the food! I enjoyed myself very much and I am very grateful for all the effort my Quay Lo put in to make this an enjoyable and memorable evening for me and our guests. Darling, YOU ARE THE BEST!! Hehe HUGS! I would like to thank everyone who took time from your busy schedule to join me in the celebration. I had a GREAT time and hope you all did too!! HUGS and KISSES to you all. I would like to share my joy with all my readers and blogger friends too.
A birthday card from all
The hand-picked restaurant by my Quay Lo
The hand-picked Menu for the dinner by my Quay Lo
My family and good friends who joined me
In his pic, top: our good friend - Diana,
center: our best of pals - Brad & Andrea,
bottom: Diana's hubby John
In this pic, from top: me and my son, Nick,
Centre: Me and my son's lovely girlfriend - Lehbin,
Bottom: me and my son Nick
In this pic, left: my godson in law- Valen, my god daughter - Cheryl
My sister in law - Jennifer, right: our good friend - Fernand, his daughter - Efa
and my best friend - Peng
In this pic, top: Andrea and my mum
center: Fernand and his daughter - Efa
bottom: my niece, Christine and boyfriend - Sim
In this pic, top: my godson - Darryl and girlfriend - Venice
center: my sister in law Jenny and my niece Christine
bottom: my son Nick and girlfriend - Lehbin
Hand picked Birthday cake by my Quay Lo
Chocolate cake with salted caramel served with vanilla ice cream
The American Style!
"Looking through the Glasses" taken by my son, Nick
I love this photo!
My BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT -
MY QUAY LO!!
My advance birthday party is over but my birthday starts now. The time now is 0001. I am not sure what I am going do today but I will share with you in my next post if I did something interesting. First, I guess I go and have a good sleep but before that here is my mum's clay pot chicken rice recipe which I am eager to share with you. This is a famous dish from Ipoh, Perak that means a lot to me and I already told you why.
Ipoh claypot chicken rice
1 cup fragrant rice
250 gm chicken breast and drumsticks
ginger, julienned, to taste
water, to cook rice
To marinade the chicken meat:
1 tbs light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbs oysters sauce
1 tbs sesame oil
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cornflour
1 tbs Shaoxing wine
a pinch of white pepper
a pinch of salt
Chop chicken into smaller pieces. Marinade the chicken for 1 hour. Measurement of water for the rice is ¾ cup water for 1 cup rice. Transfer rice and water into a large, deep bowl. Steam in a wok over high heat for about 20 minutes, covered, or until the water in the bowl dries up. Add chicken together with the marinade and sprinkle ginger on top. Continue to cook for 20 minutes, covered. Turn off the heat, let chicken and rice sit in the wok for another 10 minutes. Serve hot.
I am submitting this post to Merdeka Open House 2011, Makan Through Malaysia hosted by Babe in KL