Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Country Living (7)

It was his birthday, but we didn't know about it; we were told merely to go up to his place to have a barbecue. We went to his orchard at about 4.30 pm; and there was already some food ready for us: curry farm chicken, fried mee hoon and mee, and of course plenty of fresh coconut palm wine that is to be mixed with Guinness or Royal Stout.


Setting up the music system at the half-completed gazebo so we could have music for the night


Beside the gazebo is an almost completed pond for kaloi. Beside it is the half-completed all important toilet


The open kitchen and dining area


Doing the pavement leading to the gazebo


The completed barbecue area


The birthday boy and some of his family members


His son slicing banana leaves for wrapping seafood in for grilling


Stingray meat, a popular fish for barbecue


Skewers for those who prefer to grill their seafood


The essential item, chili paste for grilling seafood wrapped in banana leaves and aluminium foil


Preparing prawns for the barbecue


Savoury prawns in chili paste


Preparing fresh water crabs


Cooked crabs


Cray fish, 'selar' fish, hot dogs, meat balls and sweet corn (not in the picture)




A leg of roasted lamb, bought from somewhere


Sliced lamb with black pepper sauce


It was altogether an enjoyable evening with plenty of seafood, coconut wine and Black Label whiskey to wash down all that seafood and mutton. And fresh air.







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