Happy 9th Birthday to Daniel

This past Saturday, we celebrated Daniel’s 9th birthday with great games and fine food.

birthday cake

Daniel turned 9, and for his birthday present he requested that we have a birthday party at our place. Since we had thrown a party for Esther’s birthday last year, it only seemed fair. This time around, though, Daniel would be inviting some of his schoolmates to come.

The trouble is, while we have lots of experience with cooking dishes for big parties, we don’t have so much experience organizing kids’ party games. Thankfully, Annie’s colleague came to the rescue.

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Korean Jap Chae Recipe

Personally, this was one of the first dishes that I LOVED in Korean food.

korean jap chae and bulgogi

I promised that I would write this recipe down for you last time when I posted on how to make Bulgogi. This recipe calls for a bit more work in terms of prep but the pay-off is really delicious so I think it’s worth it. And if you have spent enough time in the kitchen cutting veggies, then this should not be too hard for you.

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Penang Family Recipe: Pan Fried Phong Pneah

We discovered a delicious Penang family recipe that was almost forgotten.

Pan Fried Phong P'neah

Whenever we go back to Penang, I always make sure that I come home with some goodies. One of the most popular things to take away from Penang (and no, unfortunately, we can’t pack their char koay teow, or Asam Laksa) is the biscuits evidenced by the number of people on our flight back to Kuching hand-carrying boxes and boxes of these wonderful pastries.

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January Top Commenter: Test With A Skewer

Meet Sharon, aka Shaz, from Test With a Skewer who is the Top Commenter for January! Like previous top commenters, to thank Sharon I want to introduce her delicious site to you.

Test With A Skewer Screenshot

I first met Sharon through the Muhibbah Malaysian Mondays roundup, which she started along with 3 Hungry Tummies.  Sharon blogs from Sydney, Australia where she is living, cooking and eating.  Her site is full of traditional Malaysian recipes as well as tantalizing bakes and cakes.

Here’s our fun little “interview”:

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