Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DIY Dinner

Both Daddy and Uncle Chiet's birthdays took place last week; they decided to hold a joint celebration on Saturday. The main dish would be Popiah, a Hokkien/Teochew-style fresh spring roll they both miss very much.
Not only did Mom find a stall in Klongtoey Market that sells popiah skin, it is made fresh onsite.
Some white wine before the meal; Daddy, may I have some too?
I had to pass on the appetizers. Those Isan sausages were too spicy for me!
Spread some sweet soy sauce on the skin, and line with fresh lettuce...
... then add your own preferred stuffing, including turnip/carrot mash, egg, shrimp, tofu, bean sprout and Chinese sausage.
While Daddy regaled everyone with his stories, Mommy rolled a popiah for him with extra chili, just the way he likes them ;-P
When Mom finally sat down to eat, Janelle took over her duties as event photographer.
Uncle Bill baked a delicious cake for the boys... Happy Birthday, Daddy and Uncle Chiet!


Sweet Shot Day

18 comments:

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...that looks so, so good! So glad they enjoyed their special day.

Life with Kaishon said...

How pretty! I love the final dish! And I LOVE all of the pictures leading up to it. You have come SO FAR with your picture taking skills since I first met you. I love it! Very beautiful!

LivingFree said...

That meal looks so good. What a nice photo story.

Jenn said...

Beautiful captures especially the food shots. They all look so yum! I love popiah. :-)

Maddy said...

I adore birthday feasts! Everything looks so delicious - I'm sure the birthday boys were pleased :)

Allison Hoffman said...

mmmm, beautiful shots - you all look like you had a wonderful evening

Marites said...

looks like a fun night...you captured the event very well. The food looks very yummy!

Sharon Wagner said...

I can almost taste the food. Yum.

Jennifer Bowen said...

The food looks so appetizing! Yummy! Happy Birthday to both! Looks like you had a great celebration. =)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Beautifully captured! Looks like a very enjoyable time!

Jenny said...

Yummy! It all looks delish!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

such wonderful pictures! Also a Happy Birthday to your Dad and Uncle! Looks like a quiet and enjoyable family dinner! Your celebration looks so relaxed, fun, and just lovely

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Just made me hungry !

Keetha Broyles said...

What a fun celebration. Happy birthday, boys!

Tamar SB said...

Looks like a wonderful and delicious celebration!

Tamar

tinajo said...

Wouldn´t that be something - would make a fantastic collection! :-D

This looks so yummy and I feel very curious - when I travel, one of my greatest pleasures is the new food I can taste. I LOVE food and this looks mouth watering! :-)

Oh - and since I´m stalking you everyday anyway, I thought it would make sense that I become your newest follower. Makes the stalking easier, haha! :-D

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, I love po piah! That is my one request during our yearly visit to my in-laws' --that my MIL makes po piah!

Paula said...

Wonderful! The meal looked splendidly tasty ... what better than to celebrate family style! Happy Belated Birthday to both gentleman! May their special year overfloweth in love, good health, and all the happiness their hearts can hold! CHEERS!