As I’ve previously mentioned, we have a family tradition for birthdays. From the time we turn 18, we treat the family to dinner. Since I enjoy cooking so much, I tend to cook dinner for my family instead of going out for dinner…I go buy most of the ingredients (or my Dad if he’s passing by Northbridge), and I cook (with the help of my Dad, of course!). It’s so nice to see everyone enjoying eating the food I prepare for them =)
I usually cook up a feast of about 8 dishes including soup, incorporating a favourite dish of everyone’s or I get them to choose one dish each. Unfortunately, this year I was so busy preparing for an interview that coincided with my birthday this Monday that I just had no time to buy and prepare food for dinner =(
I still cooked of course! But instead of cooking a feast, I made noodles…as in handmade noodles from scratch. It was the first time I’ve made cut noodles myself and it was so fun! I prepared the dough in the morning before going to uni, then came home a bit earlier to prepare dinner. Silly me forgot to take a photo of the noodles before cooking them though! To go with the noodles, I cooked a traditional soup from our hometown with pork, prawn, black fungus, mushroom, runner beans and egg. I absolutely love this soup!
I also made a cold jellyfish dish with sesame-chilli dressing. I deep-fried some spring roll wrappers so that we have some different texture with the jellyfish. Dessert was home-made dark chocolate mousse with salted peanut brittle.