Oriental food, is always very popular everywhere. But sometimes the thought of preparing it can be quite daunting. I used to go through years of anxiety and stress each time when I invited friends over for a meal. Thankfully I have got over with that after all the years of hard work in learning how to cook.
All I need is a few good recipes that people like and which are easy to prepare. I have here 4 dishes that I brought to a party recently for 12 people. It’s always wonderful when friends come together for food and chat.
Of the 4, 3 dishes are very Oriental while the brownie is more Western. Almost all the food was gone. That made my day knowing that everyone liked it very much. Here are the 4 dishes that I brought along.
This dish (shown above) can be prepared early (not overnight) and chilled. This is a popular Japanese or Korean food. It’s called kimbab in Korea. This is a great party food and also for picnic. The combination of colours makes this dish very attractive. People of all ages love sushi. You can place little dishes of green mustard, mayonnaise or ginger pickles to go with it. When I made it this time I used a sushi mat which made work a lot easier.
To make sushi, go to:
How To Make Sushi Without A Sushi Mat
Fried Hand-pulled Noodles
You will get a lot of ‘wows’ if you cook this. Everyone knows that it takes a lot of time to make your own noodles so they will really love you for all your time and effort to make this dish. Make the noodles a few days before when you have time so that when the day comes, you only need to fry them which is very quick. It tastes absolutely fantastic. If you don’t have time to make your own hand-pulled noodles, you can always buy fresh or use dried noodles to cook this. Everyone will still love you for it because a hungry person never complains!
To make hand-pulled noodles, go:
Making Hand-pulled Noodles
To fry the noodles, go to:
Delicious Malaysian Fried Noodles (Part 2)
Baked Chicken Curry Puffs
This item has to be for the more adventurous. You can be quite fast if you have made them a few times. You can prepare the pastry and filling a few days ahead. Wrap and bake them on the day you need them. While putting this into the oven to bake, I fried the noodles. You can deep fry them if you like but it’s more work. I have a deep fried spiral curry puff recipe too if you like it more special.
This has to be the fastest cake, yet utterly delicious. If my zero cook hubby can make it, anyone also can make it. It is moist, soft and very chocolaty. You can make this 1 or 2 days ahead.
To make this lovely brownie, go to:
My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends
Do you often go to parties? Do you often hold parties? What type of food do you like to have in a party? What type of food would you like to make for a party? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
‘Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You’re the only one who can do it permanently.’