Kitchen Warming: Take Home Chef, Part 2


Today marks the 30-plus birthday of my dear friend Chiselstone. This year we celebrated his birthday earlier, in conjunction with the celebration of his newly renovated kitchen. Call it a kitchen-warming party if you must. And as such, I offered my fiery stove-heating skills for the grand occasion. This take-home-chef was back at work again.


Since it was the last few days of Chinese New Year, we (or rather I) decided that we should have a good ol’ home-cooked Chinese meal. The menu consisted of every imaginable porky dish:

Pork Lard Cruton Snacks (Chee Yau Char)
Crunchy Cucumber Salad topped with Garlic and Lard
Oven-baked Lap Mei Fan (Waxed meat rice)
Mrs. FBB’s Tau Yu Bak (Braised Pork Belly in Soy Sauce) with Egg and Beancurd Skin
Cold Chee Yau White Tofu with Onions
Stir fried French Beans with Caramalised Roasted Pork
Steamed Plain Mantao

How’s that for an authentic Chinese meal? Only thing missing was Tong Yuan for dessert. We had FBB‘s Tim’s Nuts and a crazy game of Taboo to compensate for its absence. Gotta love a cozy party like that.

Anyway, here’s wishing Chiselstone a Happy Birthday and congrats on your new kitchen once again!



Additional pictures courtesy of Chiselstone.

14 Responses to Kitchen Warming: Take Home Chef, Part 2
  1. Lyrical Lemongrass
    March 4, 2010 | 12:38 am

    Wow, you cooked all that?? You're such a talented munkey. So farny your comics. At least your friend got the Aussie bit right. :-D Oh, and how much does the other friend wanna pay to have a look at Tim's nuts?

  2. J
    March 4, 2010 | 12:54 am

    Oh my, what a wonderful feast!*applause for the budding chef!*
    (Lucky Chiselstone….)

  3. Selba
    March 4, 2010 | 1:22 am

    Whoaaaa…. the b'day boy is so lucky to have a chef like you! ;)

    Happy Birthday to Chiselstone!

  4. CUMI & CIKI
    March 4, 2010 | 2:23 am

    LOL, so cute.. id like to see him take a chopper to the munkeyboy.. see how fast u run! ;)

    B is for blackmail, babilicious, bdayboy, and bad bad munkey .. LONG TIME NO SEE.. where r you?! wail.. LOL

    great post. missed it all week.

  5. Pete
    March 4, 2010 | 2:31 am

    Nice way to present your cooking! Love the crunchy lard! LOL!

  6. babe_kl
    March 4, 2010 | 3:31 am

    other than being blackmailed, how much to hire you leh??? :P

  7. "Joe" who is constantly craving
    March 4, 2010 | 7:42 am

    wahlau eh..all that much did u had to run on the treadmill???

  8. chiselstone
    March 4, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    Lol. Nice food! Nice pics! Nice babi!

    But I so did not say "pair of" lah! Put words in my mouth. Besides all that babi.

    Thanks again!!!

  9. chiselstone
    March 4, 2010 | 12:52 pm

    P/S: Kudos to FBB. The cake was deeeleeecious! And thanks to Mrs FBB too!

  10. thenomadGourmand
    March 4, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    Wah… u can cook. And I can't! *gasp*!
    Hehe.. love all tht traditional chinese food!

  11. Nic (KHKL)
    March 4, 2010 | 2:35 pm

    Woah, lard feast! Aren't monkeys vegetarians, btw? Haha! Seriously, great menu, bro. Talent=qwazymonkey. :)

  12. Sean
    March 4, 2010 | 6:21 pm

    aiyo, this makes me wanna learn how to cook also lah. right now, my cooking skills are maggi mee-level. wonder how many years of intensive practice i'd need to prepare that perfectly fluffy-looking lap mei fan!

  13. qwazymonkey
    March 7, 2010 | 2:52 am

    LL: Lemme ask him how much he'll pay. What's the going rate?

    J: Thank yew

    Selba: Hahaha…he's lucky eh?

    C&C: Run run run…speaking of which I've not managed to run at all this week! So busssssssssyyyyyyy

    Pete: Lard's our best friend!

    Babe_KL: Aiyo, how much DO I need to hire you lah? Comparing you to me is like comparing my house to the white house!

    Joe: Frankly, I've not run at all!

    Chiselstone: U so did! Well LL's offering you to look at Tim's Nuts…how much u wanna pay for it?

    TNG: Hehe, better learn! The way into a man's heart is through his belly!

    Nic: Lardy feast I tell you. You would have approve!

    Sean: Come learn learn…it's easy peasy!

  14. fatboybakes
    March 9, 2010 | 3:26 am

    you knowwww horrr, i am beginning to feel REALLLLY deprived. all this culinary prowess of yours that EVERYONE gets to try, but ME! sob sob sob, what have i done to deserve this? or not deserve this? chis bedebah.

    OHHH, finally i know who chiselstone is! why? the fler from batu pahat ah?