My mom had been a great cook for as far as I could remember. Western, cantonese, shanghainese, italian, cakes, tarts, desserts.. Just name it, and she will probably knows it. She's the adventurous type who will try different stuffs in restaurants and replica them at home, with good results too. And for my birthday dinner at home this year, she cooked up yet another east-meet-west feast!
Parma ham with melon
One of my favourite italian starter, the unique salty flavour of the cured pork is a perfect match with sweet melon. Usually you get only a few stingy pieces of parma ham in restaurants, but not the case here! This will definitely satisfy your carving for parma ham!
An assortment of cold meat from a quality deli that my mom knows.
Comprising of different greens, capsicums, avocado and abalone mushrooms.
Salad tossed in sesame dressing, topped with duck breast and crunchy sunflower seeds. Refreshing!
Shark fin chicken soup
I preferred this clear-boiled type than the starchy Thai Village ones, where you really get to savour the essence of both chicken and shark fin.
Crab with vermicelli in claypot
This might not be as nicely presented as Thai Village, but it certainly doesn't lose out in taste! The sweetness of the fresh crab meat and all the juicy goodness absorbed by the vermicelli. I guess one could never get enough of the vermicelli in this dish and my mom knows that well enough to add in an abundant lot. To die for!
Steamed scallops with garlic and vermicelli.
The flavour you get from this is an all different matter from the crabs or soup. A indescribable taste arises from the scallops and again well-present in the vermicelli. Simply delicious!
The flavours of the 3 different seafood has been brought out nicely in various forms and cooking methods and I simply couldn't be more satisfied. Who needs restaurants when you have a super cooking mama like this!