Sunday, October 18, 2009

Birthday Treats, Courtesy of Joshua's First!

Baby Joshua turned the grand old age of one recently and we were lucky to snag an invite to the chowdown, as part of the 70-odd party guests. I can't think of gathering any more than 10 people I would want around me at ANY age; Joshua is set for a life of immense popularity. We had heard so much about the cooking prowess of my Boss' mom or Joshua's grandmother, so we weren't about to let up on this opportunity to sample.

I arrived that evening after a rather eventful Saturday afternoon, quite, quite famished. Nevertheless, I managed to contain myself and idled with workmates, recapping our respective Friday evenings while waiting to eat. There were plenty, including a lovely fresh mushroom salad, pasta, fried spring rolls & money bags but I got barely decent shots of those.

To start, we queued eagerly like school kids at the school canteen for Boss' mom' to dish up individual portions of her uber-spicy, uber-lemak Thai laksa. Practically frothing with fish! I especially liked the sturdier version of Thai rice noodles used.

My workmates had shamelessly grabbed the table strategically located nearest to the roast leg of lamb station outside. Now I understand this not because I don't do lamb, but they assured me I was losing out big, BIG time.

They ooh'ed and aah'ed over how excellent and flavoursome it was while I sniffed and pretended not to care. They helped themselves to seconds, thirds, fourths with little inhibition. Not exactly a shy lot, this bunch.

I was bowled over by the crazy good satay, the product of one rather reputable stall in Bangsar. It was a touch sweeter than I was used to but there was no denying this was applause-worthy.

Encik Zul usually works his grilling magic behind TMC. He can be contacted for catering at +6016 204 1566.

Boss' mom also whipped up a very gorgeous Nyonya curry chicken, served with nasi kunyit. I couldn't shove this down then but meekly requested to take home the curry when it became apparent that there were plenty of leftovers as the evening wore on. It provided me with some three solid, tasty meals for the following week.

Thank you for having us over and feeding us, ML! Hope it was a wonderful first of many birthdays to come for the very loved Joshua!


Sean said...

i didn't eat lamb either until about five years ago, when i had an unexplainable change of heart. it's still not my favorite kind of meat, but a good slab of lamb leg can provide loads of pleasure (though a bad one ... arghhh, best not to say).

Pam said...

The lamb looks really juicy and succulent. *drooling*

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I eat Zul's satay very often too! It's not the best I've had, but it's still yummy... ;)

Big Boys Oven said...

that reminds me, I should start planning a birthday bash soon!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i cannot imagine when he turns 2!

Rebecca Saw said...

ahh.. an open house, a party, a birthday party..anythin! I'm so in dearth of those!! *sien* ;(

minchow said...

Sean, I don't even remember how all this lamb-phobia started. I think it might have to do with seeing the bleating wee ones running across the fields in NZ when I was much younger!

Tarts and Pies, ooh er, if you say so! :-P

Bangsar Babe, yup not the best, but really still very good!

BBO, your own? Are you going to bake yrself a massive gorgeous cake then? Remember the invite! :-P

Joe, yahhhh... I think by then, we won't be on the guest list anymore!

TNG, I find that hard to believe!! You're still eating pretty darn well for a low party season! I'll invite you to the next one! :-)

HairyBerry said...

i remember a picture of me salivating over my first birthday cake. foodies start 'em young, i guess..haha!

great spread!

~Christine~Leng said...

i miss attending/ having birthday parties like this :) good spread of food. big birthday cakes. :)

backStreetGluttons said...

what a 1Malaysia start to a future man of 1 today !