Monday, October 08, 2007

Edda's Birthday Party (Part 2)


Stir-fried Udon Noodle Asian Style with Chinese Mushroom


Fried Spicy Mee Siam Malaysian Style


Delimas Chicken Curry with Potatoes. You can buy the Delimas Chicken Curry Paste here. Very easy, just add chicken, potatoes and coconut milk. Taste just like the Malaysian curry without all the work.


Claypot Beef Rendang, can also see it here. Oops! I forgot to add kaffir lime leaves. Anyway, you can buy it at MyTOA. But I think it's currently out of stock since I couldn't find it. Just check back often for new stock. For this, even easier, just add beef! I simmered this for a tad too long and some of the beef were broken into pieces. Well, at least it showed how tender the beef is.


Mixed Vegetable. I made a mistake of putting it in the oven to keep warm for 2 hours. Why? Because my broccoli turned soft instead of crunchy (the way I like it) and also it lost the vibrant green color and turned a bit yellow. Learned a lesson here, never put your veggie to keep warm in the oven. Half an hour should be fine, just not two hours. So, this is the new lesson learned.


Easy Stir-Fried Shrimps with sweet soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and black pepper. I just sprinkled some dried parsley for decoration. This dish which I whipped out while cooking, just an okay dish for my standard. I think I shouldn't add rice wine since the smell is pretty strong.


Lastly, Edda smiling for the camera before lighting the candle and singing the birthday song. Happy One Year Old my little girl! Ugh, why she got rabbit ears? :P

19 comments:

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Nice dishes and look so tasty.
Love Edda's picture!
Btw, was that your hand behind Edda's head? ;)

aiknhoon said...

Ching, I have been checking your blog for Edda's birthday picture. Wow...what a spread! We had a party for Erin also, but we ordered take-out. :-( Love Edda's smile! Happy birthday, Edda.

Mandy said...

happy birthday Edda! So many yummy food! I wish I could be there. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks V! Too bad you couldn't stay. Haha...how can it be my hand leh? I was taking the picture. That hand belongs to ShuLin. :)

Thanks Aiknhoon! Happy Birthday to little Erin too!

Hi Mandy,
Thanks! :)

tigerfish said...

Such a cute pretty little princess :)
I like all the food in your birthday menu :D

daphne said...

Happy birthday Edda! She looks so adorable with sparkling eyes there. awww..

and the spread of food! wonderful!!! U r a hardworking mum.

Big Boys Oven said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY EDDA! from uncle sidney & uncle sunny ...we sound so old oledi! lol!

celine said...

Happy Birthday to Edda!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Tigerfish! :)

Thanks Daphne! I think she knew it was a special moment there. Had to wake her up from her nap so that we could sing her birthday song and serve the cake. Hehe...

Thank you uncle sidney and uncle sunny! :)

Thanks celine! :)

ai wei said...

happy birthday Edda, she is Cute

Gracio said...

ching, what a good spread!! I'm really impressed that you made all the staple to the dessert yourself... :)

Happy birthday Edda!!!

Sweet Jasmine said...

A feast u have there....delicious spread....must be a lot of hard work preparing those dishes....

Flower said...

Wow one year already. Didnt visit your blog for so long. Still remember your asam laksa post.

Share me a secret, how do you plan all this. The cooking and the serving. It looks so nice.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks ai wei and thanks for dropping by! :)

Thanks Gracio! Living here is like that lah.

Thanks Jasmine. It's quite a lot of work, but it's out of love so not too bad and it's all worth it in the end! :)

Hi Flower,
Thanks for stopping by again. I actually planned the menu a month before (changes along the way) and I put everything down on a piece of paper. My to-do list on Friday and then Sat. So, on Friday itself, I just baked/made/sliced/chopped whatever from the list and crossed each off after I did it. Same with Sat. the list of last minute prep, stir-frying, made coffee & juice, set table, bring out soft drink/beer/snack...etc. I guess my management and organizing skills help a great deal here. As for how to set my table, what serving ware to use with what, it's all in my head already, so I just lay it out. I tried to use all disposable so that I won't have lots of washing to do after the party. After two days of baking and cooking, I really don't want to see pile of dishes on the sink, eventhough I have a dishwasher, you know what I mean? So, here's my secret! :)

Baking Fiend said...

WOW... wad a spread!

Hapy B'day to little darling Edda!

Dwiana P said...

she is so darling............ very cute!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks baking fiend and Dwiana! :)

yochana said...

Wow...Little Corner of Mine.

time really flies...Edda is one already. Happy belated Birthday to Edda.

rgds. Lucy

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Lucy! :) Yup, time sure flies!