Oriental Party Food

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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.


Beautiful homemade sushi

Beautiful homemade sushi

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

Hand-pulled noodles

Homemade hand-pulled noodles

Hand-pulled noodles

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

Baked chicken curry puffs

Baked chicken curry puffs

Baked chicken curry puffs

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.

spiral chicken curry puffs

spiral chicken curry puffs

To make this spiral chicken curry puffs, go to:
Spiral Chicken Curry Puffs (Part 1 - Filling)
Spiral Chicken Curry Puffs (Part 2 - Pastry)

Chocolate Brownies

Delicious brownie

Delicious brownie

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.’

Zig Ziglar

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Jeena  on October 15th, 2009

Oh WOW what a feast for the eyes! I would not know where to start first!

Sanjana  on October 15th, 2009

Yummy food overload here! I love to hold dinner parties and usually make Indian banquet food… Lots of nibbles and snacks like samosas, bhajia, kachoris and spring rolls. A couple of main dishes… one curry with paneer and one with mixed vegetables, a type of bread, some rice and a dessert (which is usually a cake, as most people find Indian desserts very sweet after all that food!) Your sushi looks amazingly neat and pretty, Mary!

Mary  on October 15th, 2009

@Jeena - LOL….u must be very hungry!Just dive into the one that captures your eyes most powerfully…:)

@Sanjana - Hey we have a lot in common to share….entertaining. I must learn more Indian food and hold Indian parties next time. I think all my friends will love me for that…haha. Your blog will be my good reference.

penny aka jeroxie  on October 15th, 2009

The curry puffs look great! Another feast…. I wish I was there :)

Shirley  on October 15th, 2009

What a spread!

Mary  on October 15th, 2009

@Penny - Thanks for comment. Come and you will always be included!

@Shirley - Thanks for comment.

Divina  on October 15th, 2009

I think my dad would really enjoy this. He loves to eat and loves to taste other people’s cooking. And the two of you will surely get along well. I would definitely enjoy these foods. They’re all home cooked meals.

Cookin' Canuck  on October 15th, 2009

What a wonderful feast! The curry puffs look particularly tempting to me.

claire  on October 15th, 2009

my gosh.. Mary Moh, I have to salute u.. all looks so yummylicious… hahaa… if I could cook like this, my kids will be the happiest!!

Mary  on October 15th, 2009

@Divina - Thanks for sharing. If your dad is still around, my gosh, we will have so much to talk, so much to blog and so much to eat! He is such a good cook. I seem to know him so well….isn’t it amazing? Cooking, sharing, and talking about food is always so fun.

@Cookin’ Canuck - Thanks for comment. I enjoyed the food very much, too, cos I only cook what I like….hehe.

@Claire - so now u know why my kids are always happy…LOL. By the way, a little secret to share, home meals are simple & not so elaborate. That’s only for parties.

Drick  on October 15th, 2009

whoa - everything looks so good - wish I was there………….really like the photo of the spiral chicken puffs….

Mary  on October 15th, 2009

@Drick - thanks for comment. I have the recipes there. Hope you try some soon. I’m sure you would love it.

Sanjana  on October 15th, 2009

Hey Mary, I’ve left a few awards for you on my blog… because I think you’re great! :D x

Mary  on October 16th, 2009

@Sanjana - Thanks very much for the awards and the lovely compliment. A very big surprise to me but really appreciate that. You have a lovely blog and you have actually inspired me to learn more Indian cooking.

Ricardo Argiolas  on October 16th, 2009

Came across this by accident (wrong click), but it turned out to be a nice accident - a very nice surprise I mean ! Wah ! So many receipes and lovely photos. May be I will try out one of these days.

Danielle  on October 16th, 2009

Okay so what time would like me to come for dinner? ;). Very impressive, Mary.

Mary  on October 16th, 2009

@Ricardo - I think in life we need more of such surprises….LOL. I’m glad you like my blog. Hope you try out some recipes soon, or even for reading pleasure…or maybe just drooling over all the delicious-looking pictures…:)

@Danielle - Make sure you give me enough time to cook…hehe. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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