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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Food Glorious Food

Someone wrote on my fridge - "I miss your food posts, have you eaten lately?" I wonder who that might be!

Actually yes, I've definitely eaten lately but it all comes down to Steve loading the pics onto Flickr so that I can post them here. Problem is, he's a perfectionist when it comes to his photos and wants to crop and brighten and contrast them some, before he's happy with revealing them.

Let's see. We have pics of an incredible Valentine's Day Dinner at The Verandah, we have pics of tapas and sangria at Mija's by the bay (two or three visits), we have multiple pics of many dim sum meals, we have pics of roast goose at Lippo Chiu Chow, we have pics of dinner at Chang's, we have pics of a magnificent anniversary meal at Spring Moon, we have pics of birthday dinner (both of our birthdays) Wagyu beef at Felix's, we have pics of afternoon tea in The Lobby. I think we might even have a pic of me eating deep fried pig intestines at the flower market during Chinese New Year. And more I can't even remember right now!

So, yes, I've definitely eaten. Now I need to figure out how to get Steve to give me access to his pics. I'm cooking Sausage, Onions and Peppers with Linguine tonight so that will help. Then there's my special Tortolini and Eight Vegetable Soup tomorrow. Maybe a Boeuf Bourguignon on Saturday, or perhaps another visit to Mija's this weekend. Now THAT should give me some bartering power ;)

All I have to share right now is our last dim sum lunch with friends and new babies, at the City Hall (pics untouched and released only because of pressure from those who attended and couldn't wait for the edited versions) . . . . . .

This is Steve's No. 1 Dim Sum Auntie, she' totally besotted with him and runs around getting him whatever he wants, even before he wants it! Here she is with his 'mongo poodeen' (mango pudding). She wants to take him to a mountain on the island she comes from - I'm still working out what that might be code for, in her Guangdong Hakka dialect.

And here we have No. 1 Dim Sum Auntie and No. 2 Dim Sum Auntie, driving their carts - fried items to the left and steamed items to the right.

And at the end of the meal, all 12 of us were sated. But I think Steve managed to finish the Yeung Chau Chow Faan anyway :) That's a little chicken foot in the foreground, which would have been in front of Anuja!


anna said...

I'd have to pass on the deep-fried pig intestines, but tapas and sangria? yummmmm! And I'm ashamed to say that the last time I had Dim Sum was in Chicago nearly two years ago! I must head to Chinatown for Dim Sum soon (sans chicken feet).

sophie n said...

yummy yummy yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

We, the anonymous (and not so anonymous) witnesses to your life, shall not stand for perfectionism getting in the way of our...well...witnessing.

The only solution is...okay, there's a couple of reasonable solutions. 1) Have someone other than Steve take the pictures - How about Dim Sum Auntie 1 or 2, Anuja, various strangers, Phillip?!?,the taxi driver...namely anyone who will snap the picture and then hand the camera back to you.
2)Plop down the 8...sorry, eight grand or is that 62,000HKD for a Nikon DX3. How much post processing can a man do that this camera does not take care of??
3)Buy a flip camera and upload video instead hehehe

Well that's all I have to say, other than that sophie n must be asian because really sophie? deep-fried pig intestines, yummy? really?

oh, sharing other people's brilliance and as an ode to your fridge:

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense

Glad to know it's not just chili water these days *BG*

Loving Annie said...

I had some wonderful dim sum in London :)

Kid said...

I've never really been in to the whole dim sum thing, never really understood it y'know?

The Kid In The Front Row said...

Then again, I've never really given it a chance.


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