Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry (belated) Christmas

MERRY (belated) CHRISTMAS FOLKS! I know I am more than 24 hours late but hey like they say, better late than never right? I hope every single one of you had a fab Christmas gathering filled with lots of fab food, joy and of course the booze with your fam bam, friends, the dogs, the cats and etc! 

Roast pork with caramelised apples - cooked by Sir R

For Christmas this year, most of my friends were overseas so there was only two couples left in Sydney including DC and myself. Nevertheless, that didn't stop us from having an ultimate feasting. It was all about pacing our stomachs that night. 

This year, Wendy and Co and I decided to try something new and instead of the normal roast turkey, we adopted to try a roast pork for our first time. We used Food Pornation's roast pork recipe and prayed for crispy crackling over mah jong. 

Drying out the piggy

Top left: preparing the apple sauce
Top right: roast vegetables
Bottom left: green apples with brown sugar and butter
Bottom right: Some greens just to make dinner appear healthier

Left: Pacific oysters
Top right: Tiger prawns and some more healthy greens


Andddd about an hour or so later (as our piece was bigger), we haz crackling!! Thanks Sir R for looking after mister piggey.

That's a wrap up folks and again, I wish every each and one of you a great (belated) Christmas and HAPPY HORRIDAYS! 

Gotta go eat!!


  1. Merry Xmas! Hope you enjoyed every bite of that pork roast!

  2. merrrrrry xmas! i want me some of that piggeh!

  3. A very Merry Christmas Shanshan! It sounds like it was a delicious Christmas full of good food and company :D

  4. Merry Christmas Shan! Nice work on the piggy too!

  5. hope you had a fabulous christmas filled with plenty of food!

  6. That's one mighty fine ham! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas :D

  7. Merry Christmas! We had roast pork for Christmas Eve too hehe it was deeeelicious!

  8. LOL! Great story I massacred our crackling yet again :(
    I just cant get it right... in the end I took it off the beast and deep fried the @$# out of it... crackle!!! Sort of ;)
    Merry Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful day.
    Gourmet Getaways

  9. Dear Shan Shan,

    Merry belated Christmas to you.

    Your pork looks delicious but I'm not sure if there is such a thing as a 'Pacific rock oyster' though? Sydney rock oysters are smaller, has a yellow tinge with an intense flavour while Pacific oysters are larger with a more creamy mouth feel.

    1. Thanks Chopin! that was meant to say Pacific Oysters! have updated it now :)

  10. Stunning. Delectable.
    I LOVE your table.
    The Oysters!! Yes!!!!!!!!