Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas Feasts

T'was the season for eating lots of good food this Christmas! There were two feasts on Christmas: one at Splashie Boy's house and another at my friend, Ms. C's house which are yearly affairs that meant all day eating and lots of tight trousers.

Splashie Boy's dad makes roast turkey from scratch every year - I think it reminds him a bit of his days in England. Here he is carving the turkey which is slightly burned but tasted great. This year was more of a fusion style as the stuffing was rice which made a change from the typical sage stuffing. Besides turkey, his dad also made his signature roast beef, roast potatoes, roast sweet potatoes, mash and steamed vegetables for everyone to feast on.

Every year without fail, my friend Ms. C will be back from London and we will meet up for a Christmas dinner with her family and friends. We had turkey of course which was ordered this year from Bon Ton. Sorry, I did not manage to take a picture of the whole turkey as I was busy helping to hold the turkey while someone carved it to be served on a platter. The stuffing was a bit unusual this year, sticky glutinous rice with mushrooms. There was also creamy sauce which reminded me a bit of bread sauce and cranberry sauce to go with the turkey.

This is essential for Christmas dinner, Mee Siam made by my friend, Ms. P's mother. It's her signature dish and I always look forward to eating this every year as it's my all time favourite. This is the dry type which you eat with the taucheo (brown soya bean) sauce on top.

In Malaysian feasts, there will be a mix of Western and local dishes served to cater for everyone's tastes. Besides turkey, we had Lor Hon Chai that is mixed vegetables like cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, wood ear fungus, bean curd skin and etc which is all cooked in a sauce that has fermented beancurd in it.

No Malaysian feast will be complete without Chicken Curry. You can opt to eat this with your Mee Siam or the traditional way with rice.

There was also Beef Rendang and Ju Hoo Char (Shredded Yam Bean) to be eaten wrapped with lettuce. Ms. C made her famous cincau(Grass jelly) in rose syrup, another yearly favourite.

I did not manage to catch pictures of the desserts since I was busy catching up the gossip with old friends except this one of Patchi chocolates on this lovely platter. We had scrumptious and sinfully yummy Death by Chocolate cake from
Just Heavenly - a rich rum flavoured mousse and chocolate sponge cake with a chocolate ganache topping. After eating all that good food throughout the day, I was practically rolling home! Hope you all had a lovely feast for Christmas and do share what you had as I would love to hear about it.

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myCoffee said...

What a delicious spread. You are lucky! And Merry Christmas to you..

Mark said...

Great Food, Great Life!

Envy you have the greatest celebration!



fatboybakes said...

OMIGOODNESS, the menu sounded exactly like mine, so much so i thought you had been undercover to my place!!! minus the ju hu char.

FooDcrazEE said...

What a feast ! Lucky You. Thanx to you i got to see Allan and Nigel's blog. Been wondering what happen to them as i couldnt locate their shop in Bangsar.

santos. said...

what a fantastic meal! merry christmas to you and your family!

SkyJuice said...

Wish I could have a bite of the roast turkey ;)

boo_licious said...

mycoffee - thanks so much!

mark - So sorry abt your bad experience in La Gourmet.

fatboybakes - really? Amazing stuff. I did not think mee siam for xmas is that common. My friend's mum is from JB hence the mee siam influence and part nyonya hence the ju hoo char.

santos - thanks so much and merry xmas and happy new year to you too!

skyjuice - too bad we cannot send u some vide courier!

foodcrazee - their cake is so yummy! Lots of nice chocs used hence not too sweet unlike the usual bakery stuff.

Fai said...

what a feast :|~

boo_licious said...

fai - it was a stupendous feast day!

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