Saturday, April 18, 2009

Surprise Birthday Party for my sister

Last week, I threw a surprise birthday party for my dear sister. We had ton of food as you can see below. Check out the whole table of food.

We had pathai, shrimp chips, shrimp and sausage sticky rice, lomein, summer rolls, and others dishes.


My sister-in-law made this beautiful fruit dish. It was so colorful and pretty.


We also had bbq chicken. I just learned this recipe from sis, EL. We had some Korean chicken on the grill. I had to take a picture before they all gone.


Check out the finished product below. Aren't they amazing? Just look at the color. They were all gone and people kept asking for more. They said the Korean chicken legs were awesome. Thank you again sis, EL. :-)


Deep fried shrimps with Cajun flavor.

This was another hot dish at the party, Kalbi (Korean BBQ Beef short Ribs). I found this recipe on foodnetwork.com . My niece and I marinated the night before. They were so amazingly delicious!!! We had the BEST time marinated this dish. Below is the recipe.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/kalbi-korean-barbequed-beef-short-ribs-recipe/index.html



Vietnamese shrimp salad.


My sister-in-law made the Vietnamese jello dessert. Pretty huh?


Shrimp chips.


Chicken Lo mein .


Check out some of the dishes.

Cha.o to^m (shrimp and sugar cane rolls) and nem nu*o*'ng (Vietnnamese grilled pork patty rolls).
French bread. This was for the beef stew dish.


Totilla and Mango salsa . This was yummy as well.


Fruits ice tea . This was a crowd-pleaser.


Vietnamese beef stew .

My niece made this mini-hotdog buns . The kids loved them.

And last but not least, our semi home-made cheese cake . My niece did the decoration. Overall, it was a great party. My sister had a great time, and she was SO SURPRISE you would not believe :-)

13 comments:

ava said...

VY,

wow, nice party!
Don't tell me you cooked all the food? :)

I have to try Korean Style chicken sometime.

(( K@Y )) said...

Looks like you had a feast with so much yummy food.

Zoe said...

Ava,
I sure did. I cooked the majority of the dishes. I was so tired, but it was worth it.

-Zoe

K&Y,
uh huh, and they were yummy. Now I have to excercise :-)

-Zoe

ICook4Fun said...

Happy belated birthday to your sister. What a delicious spread of food!! Can I come to your next party :) :)

Kate said...

Hi Zoe,

Can you please hare by posting or email me the recipe from your sis EL for the Korean bbq chicken legs? It looks sooo good!! Thanks!

Zoe said...

Kate,
I hope you can read Vietnamese. Here is the link to the recipe.

http://tudo.9.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=11182

Cheers,
Zoe

kennet quinn said...

food looks very delicious!its very yummy!happy birthday! :)

Nathan said...

Hi Zoe,

I came across your blog while goggling for images of Vietnamese desserts. All the food looks yummy!!

We're planning a party for my son's birthday and I would love to be able to make the Korean BBQ chicken legs. Do you mind posting or emailing me the recipe?

Thanks,
Nathan

TrucVy said...

Nathan,
Below is the recipe for Korean BBQ drumsticks.

Ingredients:
4-5 lbs of chicken drumstick (try to buy the smaller size)
1 bowl of soy sauce (use rice bowl to measure)
1 bowl of sugar
tiny bit of sesame oil
1 scallion (cut into pieces)
1 onion (diced)
1 pinch of chicken flavor broth powder
1 pinch of pepper
a little bit of cooking wine or sake

Method:
1. Clean and wash the drumsticks.
2. Use a knife and slice a few times to the drumsticks (so the marinade would sink in more)
3. Add all ingredients above and marinade.
4. The marinade should be a little bit of sweet and salty
5. Marinade overnight
6. Pre-heat oven 450F
7. Turn down to 400-375F
8. Bake until golden
9. Flip the drumstick half way through
10. Serve with salad or bread

TrucVy said...

Nathan,
Below is the Korean BBQ chicken recipe:

Ingredients:
4-5 lbs of chicken drumstick (try to buy the smaller size)
1 bowl of soy sauce (I use rice bowl for measurement.)
1 bowl of sugar
tiny bit of sesame oil
1 scallion (cut into pieces)
1 onion (diced)
1 pinch of chicken flavor broth powder
1 pinch of pepper
a little bit of cooking wine or sake

Method:
1. Clean and wash the drumsticks
2. Use a knife and slice a few times to the drumsticks (so the marinade would sink in more)
3. Add all ingredients above and marinade
4. The marinade should be a little bit of sweet and salty
5. Marinade with chicken overnight
6. Pre-heat oven 450F
7. Turn down to 400-375F
8. Bake until golden
9. Flip the drumsticks half way through
10. Serve with salad or bread

Good Luck

Mai said...

I came across your blog looking for recipes on google. I have to say all the food looks delicious :) I'm planning a bday party for my daughter and woild love to incorporate in the fruits ice tea..would you mind giving me the recipes on how you made it?

-Mai

mai said...

Food looks delicious!

Quyen said...

Hi Zoe, pls post recipe for fruit ice tea. Thank you, Quyen