Total Fun At Food Fare With Family

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Night scene at the Food Fare

Night scene at the Food Fare

It was raining yesterday evening which was good as it cooled down the weather a little. We took 8 (altogether 10) of our nieces and nephews to the night fun fare. That must be one of the best of my holiday back home in Malaysia.

Deep fried durian

Deep fried durian

Once there, food must come first, at least for me….*big smiles* There were lots of food, games and also a health talk which attracted a lot of people. I have been hearing of fried durians since I came back. Fried durians? Weird I thought. Unheard of. But I would love to try even if it gives me sore throat the next day.

Mother and son enjoying fried durians

Mother and son enjoying fried durians

Arriving at the fun fare, my sister-in-law headed straight to the fried durian stall. Only 4 pieces left…..*sigh*. Of course she bought all. We had to share, a small piece each.┬áMy opinion? It’s nice and special but I think I still prefer to eat durians straight after opening it, or better still, keep it in the freezer overnight.

Fried durians reminds me of fried Mars bars that we tried in Scotland. Both are already very high in calories. Coating them with batter and deep frying them is not helping anyone who wants to lose weight or eat healthy. The only difference is that fried durians is healthier as it’s a fruit.

Deep feed potato spirals

Deep feed potato spirals

I asked my nephew what other special things to go for next. There were just so much to choose. He couldn’t name the food but pulled me along to the stall. Oh……deep fried potato spirals! Fried stuff again…hmmm. But, they sure look inviting. Would be so fun to eat. Each stick is at least 18 inches long! I bought 5 to share.

A good drizzle of mayonnaise and ketchup on the potato spiral

A good drizzle of mayonnaise and ketchup on the potato spiral

These season potato spirals were drizzled with mayonnaise and ketchup on purchase. I must say they do taste really good…..mmmm. I love both the texture and the taste.

Eating these potato spirals is real fun!

Eating these potato spirals is real fun!

All of us had so much fun tearing and eating. I tell you, eating with kids are absolute fun….almost like fighting for food……*laugh out loud*. To balance out the heat of fried food, I had fresh coconut water…mmm…so refreshing and delicious.

My face tells it all......enjoyed the potato spirals!

My face tells it all......enjoyed the potato spirals!

Wait, that’s not all about the potato ┬áspirals. The kids complained that it’s not fair that I was not in the picture! Well, I gave it. No energy to argue with 8 kids! I passed my camera to one of the girls. Hope my head is in the picture….haha. Oh yes, well done, she got me in! Nice shot huh……*grin*. And that cheeky boy at the side is my nephew. He’s the one who took me to buy the potato spirals. And…oh no…another cheeky one at the back of me with the little hand up behind me….haha.

Ok, time for some fun before more food. I saw the bumper cars…YEAH….my favourite game! 8 of us went in, 2 in each car. Each car had a bigger one as driver and a little one at the side. My little 6 year old niece joined me. I told her over and over to hold my hand tight so that she won’t fly off. When the engine started, I jammed on the pedal and there, off we go…..wwwhhheeeee!

I only targeted the other 3 cars where my nieces and nephews were in, crashing into them and screaming at the top of our voices. At one point, I went for a head-on collision with my hubby’s car…..BANG!!!! My little niece beside squealed in total joy and excitement, holding tight to me! Our niece in my hubby’s car must have jumped half a foot from her seat….haha. That’s SO FUN!! I wish I can play that everyday, especially with the little kids. Nothing is better than seeing all the big smiles on their faces and all the high pitch screams and laughters……..*big smiles*. I must have felt at least 20 years younger…haha.

Big fish balls with filling

Big fish balls with filling

Well, more food after all the bumper car ride fun. My hubby went off and came back with a few packets of fish balls. These are big, fabulous fish balls, most sumptuous.

Delicious fish balls

Delicious fish balls

There is meat filling inside. That’s so special, the first time I had eaten fish balls with fillings. The fish balls were bouncy and not fishy. With every bite, it’s hard not to say ‘mmmmm’.

My nieces and nephews played other games too and soon it’s time for home. That’s such a great evening we had, one that I will remember for a long, long time.

I do hope you had a most fun holiday season.

Thanks very much for dropping by to read and also all your wonderful comments.

Quote of the day……

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.”

- Michelangelo

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cookie  on December 27th, 2011

Hi Mary,

Happy holidays to you! Glad to know that you “managed” to escape the bitter winter in Scotland!!! The food sure looks good… Have fun!

Swathi  on December 27th, 2011

Looks like you had wonderful outing. Hope you had wonderful Christmas and happy holidays. Wishing you happy and prosperous new year.

suituapui  on December 27th, 2011

Was there last year. Very disappointing. Nothing like the Borneo Cultural Festival. Haven’t gone this year…as down with flu. Looks more or less like last year’s…

Dulee An ;)  on December 27th, 2011

Mr. Toes! Seems like this post is screaming my name ;) :P Haha! I can’t believe you had deep fried durians. I’ve always wanted to try making them. Never knew they actually existed - how cool! I’ve seen the deep fried potato spirals though. And I absolutely LOVE coconut water! Can’t get enough of it.

Sounds like your nieces and nephews sure had a blast, as did you and your hubby. It’s so much joy to be a kid again, isn’t it? Come to Canada! My favorite mall has bumper cars too, I’ll take you. Except you might get dizzy chasing me, I like to go round and round and round…haha! Oh, and I like your new hair style! Looks so cute on you!

Glad to see you’re having such a great time with you family. Your nieces and nephews sure seem cheeky, but absolutely adorable! Love to see those big smiles! Big hugs and take care!

somewhere in singapore  on December 28th, 2011

haha… I was about to ask where are u when saw u in the picture, hehe…

somewhere in singapore  on December 28th, 2011

Advanced Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family!!!

Angie's Recipes  on December 28th, 2011

wow that potato spiral!! Amazing!

Jeannie  on December 28th, 2011

I love the potato spirals, I had a chance to try it during my visit to Phuket a couple of weeks ago and I was hooked! Oh and I love the stuffed fishballs too but can’t say I have tried the fried durians:P Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Mary:)

kristy  on December 29th, 2011

Merry Christmas to you & your family, Mary. I can see you are having quite a lot of fun there. Don’t you just love those food. Btw, sorry for my late visit as well. Loads of catching up need to be done. Well, write to you soon. Take care & have a fabulous day.
and also not forgetting to wish you all a very Happy 2012. May all good things coming your way. God blessed.
Best wishes

Ananda Rajashekar  on December 30th, 2011

Oh what a fun to be with 8 kids that is really like being in a Disney land I too prefer durian just as fruit too…..Happy New year to you and your happy family!!

Blackswan  on December 31st, 2011

First & foremost, Merry X’mas! Just wanna let u know that u’re always on my mind tho’ I haven’t seen u around, dear.

I know those potato spirals! It’s selling in S’pore too & I found them in Perth during my last trip there. Love it!

Here’s wishing u & family good healthy & happy 2012!

With love from S’pore,
Shirley’s Luxury Haven

DG  on December 31st, 2011

Happy New Year 2012 to you and your family :)

Magic of Spice  on December 31st, 2011

Looks like an amazing time :)
Happy New Year to you and your family!

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