Thursday, August 9, 2012

We came, we saw, we wollop!

What a good excuse for people who love food to meet up and share their passion. Well, my good friend, Arthur Wee of ‘Still Crazy All These Years” was in town last weekend. We all met at Ah Lye Curry Fish Head Restaurant and had a feast. The delight in these gatherings is greeting some old friends and making some new ones. The highlight of the evening was not so much the following food as delicous as it all was.


Lower left: Arthur brought the kompia all the way from Sibu
Lower right: The achar was kindly contributed by Jocel's mum

The real highlight was all these homemade desserts that were shared.
From left: Homemade chocolate truffle by Shannon of "Just As Delish", homemade pineapple tarts by Ping of "Ping's Pickings", Store bought cream puffs contributed by Yee Ling of "Ling in De House"

I was also eager to take a dessert to the dinner. Arthur has said he loves my macarons and he cannot get Hokkaido Chiffon Cakes in Sibu, so I made these and brought them with me to the dinner. The filling for the macaron was kumquat, chocolate, chestnut with Cointreau liquor. For the cupcakes I made a whisky, orange, vanilla custard cream filling. I am thrilled to see people enjoying what I made, and in the end, isn't it what all of us interested in baking and cooking want?

Macarons with kumquat, chocolate, chestnut, cointreau filling
(click on the picture to get the macaron recipe)

Orange Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes with vanilla whisky custard filling
(click on picture to get HCC recipe)

It was a great bloggers get-together and "makan" (eat) session.  We had so much food and dessert that we all were stuffed. Later Ping wrote on Facebook that our fullness could be the reason that she bounced off Arthur's tummy when she gave him a hug to say goodbye. I laughed out loud when I read this because I had this instant vision of all of us saying goodnight in the parking lot and bouncing around.  LOL!  Here we are after calming down.
Back row from left: Quay Po, Arthur Wee of 'Still Crazy All These Years", Kathy and son of "Small Kucing", Shannon of, Ping of "Ping's Pickings", Jocel of "Food and Travel"
Front row: Abby and daughter Yee Ling of "In-house Ling" and Alice. Two camera women not in the picture: my best friend Peng and Arthur's good friend, Mandy.

We all should be happy especially when Santa came to town early this Christmas. Each of us get a bag of these goodies from Santa Arthur. LOL! Thanks Santa, hope you return to Kuala Lumpur again soon. 







73 comments:

  1. Sad that I couldn't make this, hopefully there is a next time!

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  2. Those macaroons and Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes look delish. I have yet to try my hand on baking the latter, way too hot to bake in the summer but I will definitely tiru your recipe and make a batch in the fall.

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  3. STP was so shy until no eyes to see...

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    1. Sleepwalking! Ate too much...falling asleep already. LOL!!!.

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  4. That was a wonderful evening, thanks for everything!

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    1. Thanks for joining us. Nice to meet you in person.

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  5. Everyone's homemade goodies were fantastic. Finally I get to try out your MAC (this was my very first time eating macarons) and Hokkaido cupcake and I am proud to say both were awesome. Thanks for taking your time to organize this gathering even though there was some pull out last mins but we still managed to finish most of the dishes.

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    1. Thanks Ling, glad you enjoy both my desserts.

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  6. how fun! so much food and big goody bags too! i think with all the laughter you all had, the tummies bounced even more! oh, i see abby and ping here, everyone looks so small with Santa there..hahaha!oops!

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    1. hahaha, you are right, Santa is big and with a big heart too.

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  7. Wow.. such a pleasurable makan session!! Huhuhu.. didn't know sui tua pui was in town..;(

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  8. Good food, good company, good desserts, good time! Thanks for organizing, Lucy! Never realised there were so many Penang people around :)
    I'm super happy to have finally tasted your hokkaido cakes. I have such a weakness for those. The filling is really nice esp with the extra "spike". You planned that, didn't you? Just in case everyone got tongue-tied and there was no life to the party? Seemed to work :D
    An appropriate blog post title! I love it!

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Thanks again for joining us and also shared with us your delicious pineapple tarts. Tongue-tied? When like minded people gather, this will not happen. I don't know about you, when I meet a new food blogger friend, It is as if I knew him or her and we will just chat like old friend.

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  9. Looks like everyone had a jolly good time. I missed Arthur this time around. Hope to catch up with y'all and especially YOU.. the next time :D

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    1. Sorry you missed Arthur and sure, hope to meet you someday soon:D

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  10. Looks like so much fun. I love macarons!

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    1. It was fun. You love mac? Good, try making some and you will even like it better when it is homemade.

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  11. It was so sweet and thoughtful of you to go through all that trouble to make the macarons and cupcakes for me... Really appreciate that, so thankful and grateful. Really made the trip worthwhile.

    Was a pleasure getting to know more blogger-friends, all the wonderful people. I really love this perk of blogging, mine being not a money-making blog. Really makes it so rewarding to be a blogger, I must say.

    My post on the event will take a while to appear - today's just Friday's dinner...and then there's breakfast on Saturday...and lunch...and finally, this! Don't forget to drop by, ya? LOL!!!

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    1. You are most welcome Arthur. I am happy that you liked the food and enjoyed yourself. Can't wait to see what you eat before you come to dinner.

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  12. Wow...what a gathering! Indeed great to meet up like minded people. Hope that I could make to one before I leave for Beijing soon.....:)

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    1. You leaving for Beijing for vacation or for good?

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  13. Really appreciate your effort in organising this get together! I am gonna use your recipes to make Mac & HCC soon...hopefully turn out well ((~:~)). Hope See you again!

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    1. It is my pleasure Jocel. I hope you bakes turn out too. You are attempting to bake two very temperamental dessert so if they don't turn out the first time, don't give up, try again.

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  14. Looks like you guys had a grand time! Lovely macarons dear and I m gonna make your HCC soon :D.
    Have a nice day!
    Anuja

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    1. Oh yes, we had a gala time. I am glad you will try the recipe on HCC. Looking forward to see the post.

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  15. What a wonderful gathering and I must say that the food was all so delicious looking. Not to mention the homemade stuff. Nice to see the group photo and I think I know one of you, but can't say for sure.

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  16. The chocolate truffle definitely looks like something bought from shop..

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    1. Choi Yen, you can order the truffle from Shannon. She sells it.

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  17. wow delicious looking food....varieties of food...the HCC looks so yummy.....i wish i was ter to taste it!! :-)

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    1. Ya, join us next time then you will get to taste some of my bakes.

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  18. It is always great to be in the company of like-minded people! Wish I could taste your homemade desserts one day!

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    1. You are in KL so it is easy to get to taste my desserts. Let's meet up one day.

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  19. Such a nice gathering with foods and friends! Your orange cup cake makes me drooling...... you are such an amazing baker.

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  20. Seems like I really miss out a lot of "extraordinary" desserts here! Never mind the dinner, the dessert are the ones I crave for! Well, Arthur certainly had a good time.. looking at the picture says it all... can only see his teeth and not eyes (keen ngar mmm keen ngan) LOL...

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    1. Claire, you DID! next time, make sure you come.

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  21. the pineapple tarts by Ping look truly beautiful. and i'm glad i had the opportunity once upon a time to taste your macarons too! :D

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    1. Sean, the pineapple tarts are not like the traditional ones. I think they are special. It has been a long time since we met. Perhaps we can get together with Kenny, CK, Yen and her hubby someday soon.

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  22. You all look like you have had a great time. Love the look of those chiffon cakes.

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  23. LOL! If STP would to put on a red shirt..he does look like Santa.
    Seems like all of u are good baker. And this gathering looks like Hari Raya. (exchanging food).
    Nice group photo with the 'WTF' car plate! :-D Whose car was that?

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    1. Even without the red shirt he already look like Santa. hahaha I did not even notice the car plate.

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  24. Looking at the food pictures, I wish I was there too.

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    1. Yan, I think I will come visit you guys in Taiping someday then, can let you guys sample my mac and HCC.

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  25. thanks for organising, because of you, got to to eat so many yummy food and meet fellow bloggers. was a great night indeed. oh you missed out the sotong dish.. my favourite :D must attempt the hokkaido cakes someday you say it's not difficult lol

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    1. Ya Shannon, your absolute favorite, the sotong. Even finished the plate from the other table .... great job, girl! No wastage there! :D

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    2. Most welcome my dear. Ya lah I can't believe I forgot the post my favorite dish. I am sure I was the one who "sapu" the most. Can't wait to see your version of the HCC.

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  26. Such a nice gathering with scrumptious food and blogging friends ! I'm sure everybody had a great time !

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  27. Wow this sounds like quite a get together. Seems like you had a great time. Have a good day, Diane

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    1. Yes Diane, I did. So far, there was not one bloggers meet that I did not enjoy myself.

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  28. Looks like a fantastic time was had!

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  29. What a fantastic meet-up. I would have same room from dinner and went straight to desserts. Hope to meet you one day soon when I visit KL in 2013.

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  30. Oh wow....meetup again! How jealaous I am! :D I wish I was there to join in all the fun and food and chat. Hope one fine day........Hope you have a lovely day! MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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    1. Mary, when are you coming back for holiday again? Don't just go to Sibu, come to KL this time and I will organise a bloggers meet for you.

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  31. It was a great evening:)


    Everyone enjoyed themseleves a lot.

    Love your Macs its delicious!!!

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    1. Glad you like my macs and enjoyed yourself. You were sitting so far away, didn't really catch up with you lah.

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  32. Hello! I stood next to the photographer and looked at all the happy laughing gals, still not realizing STP was the Santa Claus. The small cute botak boy smiled and I recognized him instantly. The mother Kucing appeared when I patted the boy's head. So everyone went home happily! Come back again Arthur!!!.......

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    1. You'll treat me to a lavish dinner next time? Wink! Wink!

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    2. Yes I promise you Arthur!!! Come back please!

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  33. so much good food, laughter and friendship, great post Veronica! My husband loves macaroon but I do get Dolly Parton sometimes. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. Veronica, I always enjoyed meeting up with new and old friends especially with those who share the same passion on food. I get Dolly Parton for my mac all the time but it is better than getting cracked and handicap - without legs. hahaha

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  34. Wah, lots of nice delicious food! Great gathering!

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    1. Pete, it would be nice if you were there too:D

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  35. Hi Quay Po, wow... nice gathering with great food and excellent goodies bag.
    Those homemade goodies look really delicious.

    Have a nice day, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Amelia. Long time no see. You too have a wonderful weekend.

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