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