Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Babi That Never Happened

There was supposed to be a Babi yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, but there was a ThunderStorm over Western Australia, hence the Babi never happened. The Babi was supposed to ba a small birthday celebration for a friend of mine.

Ok, maybe I should not type it as Babi, but rather, Barbie instead, which would not make the implication in the previous sentences any less weird anyway. In Australia, the slang Barbie/Babi simply refers to an outdoor Barbeque/BBQ. Get it? Babi = BBQ ?
Right.

Since it was raining quite heavily, we just had to come up with an alternative, a Plan B if you may say, and improvise what we had in hands to continue on with the celebration. We have all the food and materials ready, but instead of making a full on outdoor party, we turned it into an indoor food fest.

Introducing the main man behind who made everything in event possible, Chef Jak Yew with one of his many cool dishes....

Jak Yew and Egg Sushi

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All the following food are prepared by Jak Yew, unless otherwise mentioned.

Squid Sushi

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Prawn Sushi

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Tuna Sushi with Avocado, Cucumber and Carrot fillings

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The supposedly to-be-BBQ-ed Chicken wings were roasted in the oven instead.

Roasted Wings

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Of course I also contributed to the celebration not only by having a huge stomach, but also making some food of my own. I made two dishes only, Deep Fried Wanton and Fried Chicken Wings.

Deep Fried Wanton

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Unfortunately I do not have a picture to show you guys how my chicken wings look like, but if you want to imagine one, make sure it looks better than KFC.

The People Savouring the Food

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The Birthday Boy, Khee Hwa

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Shirley and the Chicken Wing

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It was a simple and sweet birthday celebration, nothing overly lush and expensive, but rather done with much love and care. You gotta admit, much love was poured into those adorable looking sushis !! I tell you, its the effort that counts, and making those food above was no easy task. Kudos to Jak Yew.

To Khee Hwa, thanks so much for being a great friend. I wish you the best and may blessings flow abundantly into your life.

Happy Birthday !!

11 comments:

  1. zomg. thank goodness i'm reading this before dinner and not in the middle of the night!!! (=

    like ur mushroom soup one..it made me crave for soup at 3am haha

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  2. hey san,
    ahahahahaa.. technically I believe that 3am there was still some of the soup left, if you could just teleport to my place you could heat them up in 5 minutes and have hot soup !!

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  3. wow nice looking sushi! i'm drooling already!

    -Marcus

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  4. hey marcus,
    yeaahh !! And they tasted fabulous as well !!! All prepared by Jak Yew.

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  5. Oh dear, those mouth wathering sushis. Delicious. Makes me wanna have supper so badly at 12 midnight.

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  6. hey daniel,
    go cook indo mee or maggi mee lar !! ahahhaha

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  7. I've never seen it spelt Babi before. Only ever seen it spelt Barbie. Babi looks too much like Ali Baba. lol Or maybe someone saying they're pregnant. 'I'm having a Babi!' lol

    Cheers,

    Dabido

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  8. hey dabido,
    ahahaha actually babi is the right spelling for a malay word that means... piggy....
    so go figure the rest in between the lines...

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  9. Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

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  10. As a vegetarian I couldn't possibly make the connection between a BBQ and a piggy! :-)

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  11. hey dabido,
    ahahha there is no connection, its thge literal meaning of babi in malay .. pig...

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