Celebrating our anniversary without the Piggies will not be enjoyable at all so we decided to have something simple, easy and no fuss type. Daddy suggested we have steamboat at home…( I was thinking, what no fuss ! steamboat at home is a lot of fuss….the preparation and all * eyes rolling ** ) He suggested we buy the ingredients that doesn’t need a lot of preparation…like some favourite Beef Meatballs from our regular stall, some Yong Tofu , some seafood and lots of veggies - edible chrysanthemum aka as tong ho in Chinese, Kikuna in Japanese and ssukgat in Korean. And he even suggested that we get the soup base ( beef brisket soup aka' ngiau lum thong ' ) from the meatballs stall….haha smart Daddy. I only need to prepare the garlic oil…that’s all :)))
For once, I don’t have to do much and can have a nice delicious dinner….steamboat at home is better than eating out coz the ambiance is quieter and with the air con on, it was comfortable and cooling and the most important factor is we don’t have to rush through our meal….and this is what we had for the steamboat at home. I don’t mind being pampered once in while though :p
left: jelly fish , oyster mushrooms right: varieties of meat balls
left: lotz of veggie ( tong ho ) right: soft tofu amd some Yong Tofu
left: fresh oysters and sea clams (la la ) right: fried garlic oil
this is what I enjoyed most....the sea clams...so fresh & sweet
( EXACTLY LIKE EATING DURIAN ICE-CREAM!!! )
tasted so yummilicious
and dessert was....
you are right......chilled D U R I A N S !!!
** Though it would be MORE fun to have our Piggies with us for this
steamboat feast......none the less we had a WONDERFUL dinner
eating in !!!
WISHING ALL MY AMERICAN FRIENDS AND READERS OF MY BLOG
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
4 JULY, 2009