Pan asian theme menu for a hen party in Wickwar, Gloucestershire

Monday, September 26, 2011
From one crazy busy week to the next. So after clearing up from The Underground Restaurant's outing at Bestival.... .... it was an early ferry from the Isle of Wight (was that 8am or 7:15am?) back on Tuesday, then back to London to unload. I had been back in Kilburn only 2 minutes before I got a text message from one person 'I quit....', 5 minutes later a phone call from another who'd been to the doctor & been diagnosed with tonsilitis (off for 3 days) so it was back to business as usual. Time to call in the back up troops - mum & brother. Someone else also worked with me on the Thursday till 3:30am - the latest he'd ever been up - saved!

This was one of the twelve events we pulled off that weekend - the first of two events we're cooking for this particular hen party - another one in October. This one was set up as a delivery for them to serve theselves (didn't get photos of everything - uber busy), but the next one we're cooking & serving.

It's funny how many times you meet the same people on different friend's hen parties - it's one hen party to the next for some :)

Selection of crispy spring rolls - marinated duck with vegetables, sweet and sour pork with vegetables, and chicken served with suitable dips

pictured here raw before being coated - we coded them sesame, poppy & ras el hanout

Lamb in black bean skewers Actually this photo is from 2007 - but similar thing.

Selection of sushi dishes
also from a previous sushi post - but again similar thing with avocado & vegetables & cooked prawns (see more here)


"Buffet Style" selection with three different types of Main Courses:

Vietnamese beef salad

My take on this recipe.

Noodles with tofu and green vegetables Yes - tofu can be made to taste nice! (All in the marinading of the tofu)

Chinese Noodle Pancakes with asparagus
Thai vegetable noodles with coconut-lime prawns


Trio of desserts
Taiwanese Pineapple Pastry (Feng Li Su)

Talk about freshness - these were made and out of the door in about 45 minutes. Amazing recipe came from here

Mango Sorbet

Thai Black Sticky Rice Pudding

Of everything my favourite using thai black sticky rice - simple things are often the best. From this recipe.

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