Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Makan Kakis - BBQ Cookout

We had our Makan Kakis BBQ Cookout last Saturday over at Shaz's place @ Elias Green Condo. She had booked the bbq pit which was just by the pool! Nice!

With the man and kids in tow, we reached Shaz's place only after 7pm. The bbq had already started by the time we arrived. I said hi to all, made myself comfortable, looked what was in store for my tummy and made small chats with the group.

So what was really in store for us all you may ask? A couple of days before the bbq, Shaz sent us an email and these are excerpts from it:-

"2 dozen live oysters which we will serve with lemon on a bed of ice."

"a selection of seafood like salmon, prawns and squid, lamb and beef burgers, lamb and beef kebabs, chicken wings and breast,hotdogs, potato/green apple salad, some cooked dishes"

"a 3-tier chocolate fountain with marshmallows, strawberries, banana and pineapple!"

"the key is in the little details like the BBQ hot sauces e.g. smokey brown sauce, honey mustard and Nando's EXTRA HOT peri-peri chili, marinades e.g. sambal belado, garnishes and fresh vegetables e.g. white onions, parsley, lemon, portobello mushrooms, asparagus and, yes, fruits for grilling over the BBQ pit."

"a refreshing lemonade made from Bickford's lemon cordial, fresh lemon juice, sugar water and iced water!"

Oh yes, I was already salivating when I read the email she sent us. As promised, I also brought along a tray of fried mee hoon and assorted flavoured milk jellies.

Ok let's just look at some pix now taken at the bbq ..

the array of food layed on two tables ..

Hakim slicing the salmon .. which I then took over ..
that's Nassy with Tihani .. caught in the act ..
the lamb burger which I had .. yes .. it WAS YUMMY .. best homemade patty Ive tasted ..
the kids lounging around, enjoying a good chat and food ..

the different sauces to go with the different food ..

that's yours truly and my new friend, Sraelynn . I read her blog alot and at long last I got to meet her in person .. beautiful in person and YES she writes beautifully too ..

that's Hakim and Tihani ..

Liza, Sraelynn and her mystery friend, Shad ..
Hana and her brother, Farhan .. look at their gorgeous smiles ..

Auni with the choc jelly I made ..
Aidil hard at work .. trying to feed the people ..
some of the bbq-ed stuff ..
stingray anyone?!
some of the nice bunch of people who went ..
oh yes, Eja also bought a nice, rich chocolate cake for Aidil's belated bday .. how thoughtful ..
wondering what were these kids looking at?? YES .. Aidil got dunked in the pool .. woots!
With the great company and food and laughter aplenty .. we thoroughly enjoyed ouselves! My thanks to Shaz, Aidil, Hana and Zak for making this happen!

The next Makan Kaki event will be a trip to KL next month. We talked about it at the bbq and just confirmed there and then. We are spontaneous like that, can?
*pardon the pix as most were taken by my 3-year old Auni*

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