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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Coming Together For A Simple Steamboat Lunch.

Two Fridays ago, we had a lunch gathering at Restoran Yum Yum which I have posted here. While we were enjoying our lunch, someone suggested that it will be good to have a simple steamboat gathering during the long weekend holiday. Most of us were available and we agreed to it.

Some of us met up early for breakfast and then headed to the wet market to buy all the ingredients. It was just an excuse to come together, chit chat, joke, laugh and have some fun. We call this building of relationship.
Working as a team made preparation so much faster and easier.
We bought fresh crabs and prawns.
There was tofu on the left and vegetable acar on the right which was my idea. Saw the vegetable acar at the tofu stall, I couldn't resist. I just had to buy one packet.
Short and fat beansprout on the top and followed by fish balls and stuffed beancurd.
4 pieces of chicken thighs, removed the bones and cut into pieces. Some wanted chicken eggs.
Chinese cabbage and sweet corn contributed to the sweetness of the soup.
Green veggie and Chinese cabbage.
We had crispy fried garlic with oil, canned anchovies sambal.
Ready made Sambal Hae Bee (dried shrimp spicy prawn paste). We also have rice vermicelli and dried noodle which were not in the photos.
While the ingredients were being prepared and laid on the table, someone prepared the soup base for the hot pot with the chicken thigh bones and sweet corns. The soup took some time to simmer to bring out the flavour. The sweet corn were taken out for munching and the cooking of the other ingredients commenced.
The food prepared was just enough for 10 people. Great estimation and nothing was wasted. We then helped to clear and wash up before we all left for home. After a satisfying and filling steamboat lunch, my friend and I were ready to do some walking in old town. To find out where we went, do remember to come back for tomorrow's post.

How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow?

For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog

- now you see it; soon it is gone.

What you ought to say is, "If the Lord wants us to,

we shall live and do this or that."

(James 4:14-15, The Living Bible-TLB)

50 comments:

  1. Simple? Looks like a feast to me. ;-)

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    1. Ok, ok...then its a simple feast..hahaha... Have a beautiful day!

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  2. Looks like a great meal, a wonderful way to build friendships.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Food and friend, always a great combination. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. enjoy the breakfast. It looks so yummy

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a lovely day!

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  4. Steamboat meal is always fun. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lux. You can choose what you want to eat. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I am also a seafood fan. Have a lovely day!

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  6. Drooling over the steamboat ingredients...

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    1. Hi Sharon, Steamboat is easy to make when we have company. Have a beautiful day!

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  7. ..."Many hands make light work."

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Yes, the more the lighter! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, David. Its breakfast for those who haven't taken their breakfast. For the rest, its lunch. Have a good day!

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  9. Hello, looks like a delicious meal. Always great to enjoy a meal with friends. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a happy day!

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  10. i like to eat sweetcorns! hope you enjoyed your weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I am also a sweetcorn fan! Have a great day!

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  11. A steamboat lunch sounds like great fun with friends. I love seafood.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I love seafood too. Have a happy day!

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  12. What a heavenly lunch. Excellent way to have a fulfilling lunch with friends.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Its the easiest, no fuss over the cooking, everything goes into the pot! Have a fantastic day!

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  13. The prawns look very fresh

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    1. Yes, very fresh prawns. Have a good day!

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  14. It looks like a delicious feast!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Oh yes, it was! Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Tastes delicious too! Have a lovely day!

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  16. It all looks so fresh, and lots of good variety! The prawns are very big!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Good thing about steamboat is we can add in anything we like. Have a beautiful day!

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  17. This is all absolutely amazing! It is a feast for the eyes!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. A small feast! Have a happy day!

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  18. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a great week too!

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  19. A meal fit for a king, or a group of friends!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. Steamboat is easy to prepare for a group of friends. Have a wonderful day!

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  20. Looks so delicious!
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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a lovely day!

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    1. It is so much cheaper to prepare at home. Have a great day!

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  22. I can't wait to see where you walked...

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    1. Thank you, Rose. The post is out and you can see where we walked. Enjoy your day!

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  23. Very nice pictures taken, Nancy! Lots of food for 10 people.. hahaa

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    1. Thank you, Claire. It was a very satisfying meal. Have a wonderful day!

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  24. Looks like a wonderful meal all the way! I love the fried garlic.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, William. Just enough for the group. Very satisfying meal. Have a great day!

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