This was around two weeks ago when my niece, the one working in Singapore, came back to Sibu on the 13th instant for the Mooncake Festival. Her parents were out of town, gone on a holiday, so we asked her to join us for a steamboat dinner that evening, just a simple one as we were going to have something a little bit more special the next day.

She brought along these…

Starbucks mooncakes 1

…but she shouldn’t have because I am very sure they did not come cheap – nothing from there is cheap plus they…

Starbucks mooncakes 2

…were small, hard and dry. The tiramisu one tasted nice and surprisingly, I quite liked the matcha one even though I am not into anything green tea but on the whole, I would much sooner go for the very cheap and very much nicer homemade ones from the neighbourhood shop.

The following day, the 14th, was her birthday and my girl’s was a few days later on the 17th so we decided to have a double celebration and we ordered two cakes, one for my girl…

Cake by Marcus

…and one for my niece to cut and then take back to Singapore to enjoy it slowly there…

Double celebration

Instead of going to the same ol’ restaurants everytime somebody celebrates a birthday, my missus said she would cook some special dishes for the dinner that night.

I only cooked the chicken in traditional Foochow red wine soup for the mee sua (longevity noodles)…

Mee sua

…and an egg each for all of us.

Unfortunately, the photos I took did not turn out too well and I only had this one of the roasted rack of lamb…

Rack of lamb

…and this one of my missus’ version of the ayam masak kunyit

Ayam masak kunyit

…to show. This was the first time she cooked a rack of lamb – she did cook lamb shank a few times before – and yes, she certainly did a very good job with all the herbs and spices and yogurt that went into the cooking.

My niece sure enjoyed the home-cooked food to the max. It has been sometime since she last had the opportunity, not since Chinese New Year, I think.

Well, once again, here’s wishing a VERY belated Happy Birthday to the two girls, may God bless you both abundantly with good health, endless joy…and blue skies and everything nice. Cheers!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

8 thoughts on “Double…”

  1. So nice of all of you to celebrate your niece’s birthday with one whole cake for her and the very tasty home cooked lamb shank and your delicious mee sua. Your niece must miss her hometown very much to fly back even though her parents went on holidays. Happy belated birthday to Melissa and your niece!

    She’s a very good daughter and niece, we would do it for her anytime.

    She will check the airline fares and when she sees any cheap offers around somebody’s birthday, she would grab it right away. Her parents’ holiday came up all of a sudden, not pre-planned – her mum was able to get off work as the employer wanted to take a holiday himself.

  2. All the dishes look good especially the mee sua! Happy belated birthday to your girl and your niece.

    Thank you! I cooked the mee sua. Hehehehe!!!

  3. Your missus is a great cook. I certainly love the mee sua and ayam masak kunyit. Actually, I also prefer celebrating birthday at the comfort of our own home.

    Happy Belated Birthdays to the two birthday girls…..πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆ

    Thank you. Sure was a nice change from the usual eat-in-restaurant-and-have-the-same-dishes-everytime.

  4. I received the Starbucks mooncakes last year. This year, I got Breadsman’s. I dont really enjoyed them. Prefer the traditional mooncakes.

    Delicious home cooked. Loved your mee suah. Long time I didn’t cook as my mee suah finish.

    Can go out and eat. That day in Kuching, I saw EVERYWHERE, anything and everything Foochow, not like before. Nice or not, that’s another story, of course.

    The homemade ones, no preservatives. I saved two – after my trip to Kuching, one turned moldy already. These commercial ones, months before the festival, already came out, after the festival still all right. I can imagine the amount of preservatives used. Best not to buy those!

  5. How lovely! The two young ladies are September babies. It is definitely so much better to celebrate at home with delicious food cooked at home with love! Your mee sua and your missus’ dishes sure look sedaplicious πŸ™‚

    Yes, we sure enjoyed the food and the delightful catching up on those two evenings.

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