Marv ‘n I were invited to a dinner at place! Little did we know it would be more towards a feast! Company for the night included fellow food bloggers: and (plus a friend), as well as the brothers of /. It was a great mix of people and we very much enjoyed their random spurts of topic lol! =) At first I thought it would be strange dining with a bunch of people we’ve never met before, but everyone was genuinely nice and very friendly. I like that. =)
Okay, let’s get on with the food! Above left is the sauce station! I’ve never been offered so many choices at a homestyle hot pot! I couldn’t make up my mind what kind of sauce to make, so I ended up with a simple peanut/soy/satay lol! Yeah I know. just 3 types lol! There were 3 hot pots going on at the table! I am such a weakling when it comes to spicy foods, so I went with the simple broth side =) The right is a Curry Soup base. This was quite tasty, I only dared to eat a couple of pieces from this side, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to use my tastebuds for the rest of the night lol! =)
The above left was the spicy one! Despite what the others said, this looked like it was really spicy! Lol! Just looking at it made me sweat!
Yes, there was a lot of food on the table for hot pot. A LOT!! And I didn’t even get a pic of everything on the table! lol!
What’s this?!?! Buddha Boy was in the kitchen for most of the hot pot portion of the night. He was busy making more food! Above are the ingredients used in the following pictures of HONEY TOAST!! Lol, I was so excited when I heard he would be making not just 1, not 2… but 3 of them!! =)
Ahh, the beginning of the assembly process!! I was told the strips of bread were done french toast style.
The first one out of the kitchen was the savoury version. This was piled high with a bed of mac ‘n cheese, meatballs, bacon. I thought this was a nice rendition of a normally sweet one. I enjoyed the mac ‘n cheese and the meatball…but I was already full from the hot pot to really indulge in this one!
Next one to come out had fruit, ice cream, whipped cream with the french toast slices. This one looked very appetizing, but I ended up not trying it. I knew if I did, I would want to eat the entire thing haha, actually, I did want to eat the entire thing! LOL But phew, self-control kicked in! =)
Next out was the Oreo version. Arrrrgh, once this hit the table, I couldn’t refrain myself from tasting this one! Was there fudge/brownies in this one too?? I really liked this one, good thing Marv kept taking portions off this one so I could steal it off his plate =D
Alright, this is hands down my FAVOURITE dish of the night. Deep Fried Chicken Balls. Seriously. No joke. I am going to have this from now on. I may need to borrow BB for this lol! =) There’s a bit of chicken ‘n potatoes all rolled into a neat ball with a gravy that’s just so tasty. I would prefer it with a bit more mashed potatoes though, but then again I love anything with lots of potato in it lol.
This was the Chicken Nuggets. This was quite a hit at the table! I think I was trying to see who could out eat Marv on this dish! It was a close race between Derek and Marv! lol! The first batch that came out was not as crispy as the next batches. The chicken was tender and well spiced with good flavour. This was hands down Marvs favourite of the night! =)
What? There’s MORE food? Yes! Here comes the Chicken Wings, along with Rice with Meat(pork belly) sauce. I was glad the rice dish was served in a small portion, we were already so stuffed and didn’t want to waste it!
Overall, we thought everything was delicious! Thank you so much to FoodForBuddha for inviting us and putting so much work into this dinner! You are both great hosts! Our apologies for being late, we ended up having to wait longer than expected when picking up the Taho. =( At the end of the night, BG offered for everyone to take some food home, Marv told me he wanted to take BB home cause he absolutely loved his chicken nuggets! LOL =)
And to the rest of the guests, you guys were all awesomely entertaining =) Marv ‘n I had a great time and hope to see y’all again for more eats!
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