Friday, November 18, 2011

Guest Post: The Cook Book Club

Last post told you all about an idea that my friend Kay had for The Cook Book Club, you can read the details of the event on the website but I wanted to do another guest post, which details the wrap up of a typical cook book club meeting. One of the very popular recent meetings was focused on last year's Masterchef winner; Adam Liaw's cook book, Two Asian Kitchen. Kay posts the possible recipes, then attendees choose one and let her know, then on the day they all bring the food to a central location, which is usually Kay's house, but can alternate. Great idea! This is what happened at the Two Asian Kitchen's Cook Book Club meet:

We have been a bit quiet lately, but in true cookbook club style, there was more than enough food, and our eyes were much bigger than our tummies.It was a very small club meet but this meant we could eat more of each dish, so no complaints from anyone.

I was a little disappointed in myself for not making some time the day before to prepare some other dishes. I had intended to also make sugar cane ice-cream or rambutan lemongrass sorbet for dessert and also try making zaru tofu. I will definitely be making these another time and I think we were all glad we didn’t have to make room for even more food.

My dish: Laksa Fried Chicken. Really tasty. I used moist flakes of coconut instead of normal dessicated coconut and only used chicken wing pieces instead of a whole chicken cut up. I’m noticing I always pick the deep fried chicken recipe if there is one… delicious habit.

Gemma arrived with Hainanese Chicken Rice. One of my favourite dishes that I pig out on if mum cooks it. Today was no exception, 3 scoops of rice later I was happy and stuffed.