Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Meet up with a blogger friend in Westfield, London


Many of you who have been ardent followers or readers of   MaryMoh's ~ 'Keep learning keep smiling' blog would have known that I met up with her in London,  Westfield   recently.  I was indeed very excited when she confirmed that she was available for a meet up, a 'blind' date so to speak.  Oh, not totally 'blind' because I've a vague idea of how she looks like from her picture in her profile but she doesn't have a clue about me.  How interesting!  I told her that we'll be playing 'hide and seek'!
I said that I'll definitely be the first one to spot her but she replied she'll arrive early and it won't be too difficult to spot  Asians with black hair!  I was early too and initially I couldn't find the 'venue' of our meeting place as Westfield had other entrances and it was huge.  Somehow I managed and as I was walking, from a distance I spotted an Asian petite lady walking towards my direction, bag in hand and her signature hairstyle ...... ah, it's her!  I walked up to her and asked  ..... MaryMoh?    She stopped, turned round and we laughed!  She's such a nice, friendly and warm person, very comfortable to talk to and my family took an instant liking to her, and to my girls, she's sweet Aunty Mary!




Interior of Westfield...... part of it.



She's so kind to get me a gift  ........Boat shaped silicone ovenware.  Also baked me some yummy shortbread biscuits which we had for tea later in the hotel. Very thoughtful of her!
We sat down for tea and coffee and chatted like we've known each other for umpteen years, although we just met in cyberspace not too long ago through blogging.  Blogging has indeed opened up a new phase in my life and I've got to make so many friends and learn so many new recipes be it on baking or cooking.





We adjourned for lunch at this Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant which is just outside of  the Westfield shopping complex.









Our lunch spread and now we see it one by one   .......



Beef Steak


Pasta .... this spaghetti is hollow, reminds me of the 'Tung Sum Fun' that my mum used to prepare for us whenever we were sick, during our childhood.  But that was white in colour and I think it's still available now.


Starter which we all shared  ........... Baked mushroom with cheese.


Pasta with truffles


MaryMoh's order .... Courgette (Zucchini) fritters with hummus dip.  She ate so little, no wonder she's so petite!


Compared to hers, mine was humongous ...... Baked Seabass with couscous.  My first taste of couscous, resembles our rice.  There's no cheese in mine, just olive oil.......yummy!


Dessert ..... Their special Tiramisu.  Classic Italian coffee flavoured trifle with mascarpone and cheese.
It looked soggy and somewhat like sliced roast pork!  To me, there's not much of coffee flavour.



Girl making  pasta which she later shaped up and also stored some in boxes.




Oh, looking at these pasta reminds me that you should go to MaryMoh's blog to view her very original recipes like how to make condense milk, homemade noodles and she can really cut up those noodles straight and neat .... by hand!

It was so kind of her to slot in some time for me as she had to board a flight back to Aberdeen that night.  After lunch we parted and later in the night my hubby and  I went for this live musical @ the 'Prince of Wales' theatre....




Mama Mia ..... the cast was magnificiant and we really truly enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Comments

  1. I have read about this meet-up the other day on Mary's blog. :-))

    She is a very sweet lady!
    Angie

    ReplyDelete
  2. Must be really lovely to meet up with Mary, and you saw Mama Mia! I watched that when they came to perform in KL and it was awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your Baked Seabass With Couscous looks great and how nice to be able to meet up with Mary Moh too! You must have lots of fun meeting up with her. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Indeed, Mary is such a small eater! Everything look so yummy! I'm sure you had a great time there. Any more photos??? haha... You have a wonderful weekend.
    Kristy

    ReplyDelete
  5. FAbulous! MaryMoh is such a nice person. Envious that both of you met up!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's a thrilling treat to be able to meet up with fellow bloggers and to have a scrumptious meal!
    I can't wait to meet some of bloggers in mid Oct.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Angie
    Mary is a sweet, helpful lady easy to get along with!

    Jeannie
    Yup, missed that when they were in KL. Don't know whether it's the same cast, but they were good.

    Elin
    We did have a wonderful time chatting!

    Kristy
    Ya, she's petite!

    Penny
    It's fun meeting up with a person whom you've never seen before, but communicate only thru email!

    busygran
    Oh, looking forward to see your post on that meet-up. Sure you'll have lots of fun!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Haha...I'm just amused at how we met! But it's a meet-up I'll always cherish. Thanks very much for all the compliments! I really had a great time talking to all of you. Cheah, you have a wonderful family. I'm truly so thankful to meet you through blogging. I really hope to meet all of you again some day. Thanks very much too for the lovely meal. I still love my zucchini fritters :D

    ReplyDelete
  9. MaryMoh
    Indeed it was a wonderful meeting and I'm also glad that I've found a good friend like you. Hope we can meet up again one day, this time in M'sia maybe!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Aiyah, where is your photo with Mary? Look like you had a wonderful meeting with Mary.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sonia
    Oh yes indeed we had a wonderful meeting and chatted like long, lost friends..... photo, camera-shy lah!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

White Bihoon/Rice vermicelli ~ 白米粉

I was introduced to White Bihoon on my recent trip to Singapore and must admit that I have never heard of this before.  Back here, we have Hokkien fried bihoon which is brownish in colour or Cantonese braised bihoon which is bihoon deep fried and coated with an eggy sauce of meat, seafood and vegetables.  I was curious and I had my first taste of this popular White Bihoon at Jewel, Changi airport.  It's white, because no light or dark soya sauce was added to the bihoon, hence it's white.  It does tastes good with a light squeeze of calamansi. So, today I'm trying to replicate this dish and here's my version of White Bihoon.  Enjoy!



White Bihoon/Rice vermicelli  ~    白米粉
Ingredients
100 gm bihoon (for 2 servings)2 eggs beaten100 gm prawns100 gm chicken leg, deboned and sliced6 cups or more chicken stock1 tsp chicken granules1.1/2 tsp cornstarch + water to thickenVegetable of your choiceSalt, pepper and sugar to season the chicken and prawnsCalamansi, sliced (optional)Salt…

Steamed egg with minced pork ~ 猪肉蒸水蛋

This is a super comforting home-cooked dish which requires only a few ingredients.   An easy to go recipe, I added minced pork to give the dish more volume.   Kids as well as adults will love the silken smooth egg interspersed with bits of juicy meat.   Great to serve over hot rice!




Steamed egg with minced pork  ~   猪肉蒸水蛋
Ingredients

150 gm minced pork2 chicken eggs -  100 ml without shell150 ml boiled, cooled water  (Ratio is 1:1.5)1/4 tsp saltsesame oil, pepperlight soya sauce to tasteMethod Season the minced pork with some salt.Whisk the eggs with water, strain it onto a plate.Mix in the seasoned minced pork.  Remove any air bubbles.When the water in the steamer is boiling, place the plate of eggs onto the steamer plate, close lid and turn the heat to the lowest.Steam for about 14 to 15 mins., check after 5 mins.  Jiggle the plate, if centre is wobbly, it's done.Remove from steamer, garnish with some spring onions, light soya sauce, sesame oil and a dash of pepper.


Lemon Muffins ~ 柠檬玛芬

What can be most satisfying on a Monday morning when there are warm muffins being served on the breakfast table?  They are quick and easy to whip up as only light mixing is required.  These muffins are full of lemony flavour and fragrance, a big boost for your Monday blues!





Lemon Muffins  ~   柠檬玛芬
Ingredients
250 gm plain flour150 gm caster sugar1 'L' egg1.1/2 Tbsp lemon zest3 tsp baking powdera pinch of salt3/4 cup milk1/3 cup oilMore lemon zest to sprinkleMethod Sift flour, baking powder, salt into a mixing bowl, mix in the sugar and lemon zest.  Whisk till well combined.In another bowl, whisk the egg, add in the milk, followed by the oil and whisk till well incorporated.Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mix till just to dampen the flour.  Do not overmix.  Batter should be lumpy.Using an icecream scoop, scoop the batter into a lined muffin pan, 2/3 full.Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C, for 20 to 25 mins. till golden brown.  Test with a skewer till it comes …