Happy New Year 2010: Me, the Take-Home-Chef

Long ago, Liz&Ivan used to joke about how I would be their resident Chef/Butler/Toilet Cleaner/French Maid/Coolie all rolled into one when they move into their dream home. I too played along with them. Needless to say, it provided us with countless hours of entertainment for a good 2-years. It was all a joke up until the point when they finally moved in and summoned me to “work”. My first task was to cook dinner for their visiting family and close friends who were here for New Year’s Eve.

Boy, what have I gotten myself into?

Well don’t tell them, but secretly, I didn’t mind cooking for their family. In fact, I love it. Like previous years,  I planned up a simple menu few weeks ahead and ran it by them. Once approved, I then look forward to spending the last day of the year slaving away in the kitchen honing the skills which my mama gave me. Let’s call it a labour of love. Anyway, without further ado, I’ll leave you with the comics to tell the story…





Special note: This post features the work of guest photographer, McCutie. Thanks Love, for the beautiful pictures!

16 Responses to Happy New Year 2010: Me, the Take-Home-Chef
  1. Sean
    January 3, 2010 | 2:58 am

    whaaat?! that's a SIMPLE menu?! the only thing on it that i'd know how to prepare are the pretzels and maybe smoked sausages (cos i assume can buy ready-made from cold storage). when i open my dream restaurant, u can be my resident chef (but i'll hire someone else to be the toilet cleaner) :P

  2. boo_licious
    January 3, 2010 | 7:55 am

    Bow to the mighty monkey! That's a fantastic feast me boy, such lucky besties you have to take you home as a chef. So when is cafe monkey opening up?

  3. tracieMoo
    January 3, 2010 | 10:16 am

    What a great way to blog about food. I love the idea of the blog itself :) Plus, I want a take hope chef too!!

  4. J
    January 4, 2010 | 12:47 am

    Wah. What a spread – everything looks delicious! :)

  5. The Innovative Baker!
    January 4, 2010 | 1:10 am

    eh…take home chef, u can also cook for me??? hahahahaha…

  6. aly
    January 4, 2010 | 4:23 am

    I want to take home the munkey's food too!

  7. CUMI & CIKI
    January 4, 2010 | 6:45 am

    you shall be called the skinny ninny monkey soon!
    i like the pretzels that stick out of the dip, like monkey ears;)

  8. thule a.k.a leo
    January 4, 2010 | 8:57 am

    I think that your mom has done a great job :) next time if you are planning to throw a party, pls invite me ok? (yes.. I'm shameless when it comes to food) I wanna stuff myself with those!

  9. babe_kl
    January 4, 2010 | 11:14 am

    Wow *kowtow* errr how much to bring Chef MonKey home??? :p Happy New Year to you!

  10. qwazymonkey
    January 4, 2010 | 3:08 pm

    Sean: Quite simple what, no? I even threw in some discounted smoked sausages bought from Cold Storage! You can hire me on special nights, so long I'm not cooking human meat.

    Boo: It'll open after your Cafe of Gelataria opens. :P

    Tracie: Thanks for dropping by!

    J: Yeah, glad all the sweats paid off.

    Innovative Baker & Aly: One day, one day…

    C&C: Monkey ears? that's not a bad name for the dish!

    Thule: Thanks, think mum will be happy to hear that too.

    Babe_KL: Happy New Year to you too!

  11. Guru to be
    January 4, 2010 | 4:41 pm

    Wow…when I finally move out from my parents I know who I'll be asking to teach me to cook :)

  12. Lyrical Lemongrass
    January 5, 2010 | 2:39 am

    That's very impressive, Munkeyboy. You're really multi-talented! So proud of you.

  13. Deprived Ah Pa
    January 5, 2010 | 5:47 am

    i feel betrayed. why havent you cooked for us yet? simple menu my ar**!! bow bow bow…

  14. J2Kfm
    January 5, 2010 | 6:57 am

    Eh, really beautiful shots lah. Can see the difference. :)
    What a happy feast. Happy New Year, monkey.

  15. qwazymonkey
    January 5, 2010 | 2:50 pm

    Guru to Be: But you're the guru!

    BFF: Thanks! Hugs

    Grumpy Old Man: Aiya, it's nothing compared to your legendary parties lah

    J2Kfm: Yeah, I still can't believe how pretty the pictures turn out. The camera and lens make a huge diff! Happy new year to u too

  16. Wandernut
    January 23, 2010 | 5:35 am

    Although we haven't actually met in person, can I safely assume that I'll get to eat your food one day (since we have mutual good friends from different circles). Bwahahahahahaa!!!