A Mix of East and West Fitting for a Queen

We celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee yesterday with  a mix of oriental and western food.

My friend Annie prepared a feast, fitting for a queen.

Oriental: We had rice, steamed sea bass, steamed vegetable and grilled Chinese BBQ pork

Western: We had roast chicken, roast potatoes and roast duck

The duck was actually from France. Annie’s daughter came back from France with a school trip, and her host family gave her some duck to (smuggle)  take home to England. It was delicious.

One highlight of the meal was Chiu Chow Chilli, by King Asia. Annie’s brother is in the food industry, and he brought us this delicious chilli sauce that his company has just launched in the north of England.

Chiu Chow Chilli — it’s hot and rich

I love proper chilli sauce. I grew up eating chilli for most of my meals. Chiu Chow Chilli is rich, hot with a touch of sweetness. It’s the most delicious chilli I’ve ever tried in England.

I sometimes complained that my son Ben puts too much ketchup in his food.

Ben would tease me for putting too much chilli in my dish. When Ben comes back from camping this weekend, he would definitely tease me again for having an extra pot of  Chiu Chow Chilli in the fridge.

Annie amazed me by making lovely cupcakes too. She somehow found the time to do everything.

Beautiful cupcakes from Annie

We had a truly enjoyable evening celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and also our friendship.

I feel blessed.

10 thoughts on “A Mix of East and West Fitting for a Queen

    1. Janet Williams Post author

      Hi Helen,

      My friend Annie cooled ALL the food, including the fish! We went there for a huge surprise! We celebrated the evening with a bit of East and West. All wonderful!

  1. wordswithnannaprawn

    Top notch nosh!! I once horrified my very traditional mother by serving asian food for Xmas dinner in the North of England!! I live in QLD now and love Australia because geo-politically it’s pacific/asian and I get to try lots of new and intersting food….we even found some Indonesian Jambu fruit growing in our local park last year! My friend Sendy has told me that they eat them as a pickle 🙂 thanks for stopping by my blog x

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