Perfect Party Dishes Blog Event: the Round Up

Are you ready to party? Come on in!

Not so long ago, when I started this blog Mayumi was just a small cute little baby. Time fly so fast and I couldn’t believe my eyes that she’s walking now, uttering some few French and Filipino words (we are raising her bilingual). And now she just turned one! Whew! I could only think nothing but the best for her. So for her first birthday celebration I wanted something we would all look back and remember “Wow that was a great one!”. And this wouldn’t be possible without your help. She’s really been spoiled for this party because all the best, talented and generous cooks from all over the world helped out in offering us the best buffet table we could ever hope for. I hope you are wearing an expandable waist enough to accommodate all these yummy goodies. And don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. So,enough of the blah, blah let’s attack the buffet table!

Yay, finally here comes the round-up for my Perfect Party Dishes blog event.

First on the menu are these delectable Chipotle Bean and Barbeque Salad prepared by lovely Susan of Foodblogga. This is so creative because this can be a salad and dip at the same time. She’s truly one of the brilliant writer and photographer in the blogsphere. If you don’t know her yet, you are missing a lot of things. Thanks Susan for being the first one to send this fabulous dish.

Next on the menu, is Georgia’s inventive and delicious dish of Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa. I bet you haven’t tasted anything like this before. It’s a perfect side-dish for practically anything! Meat, chicken or even with baguette it goes fabulous! Oh Kitchen, What wont you do?, is a girl power food blog co-authored by Georgia and Randi from Pensylvania. Go check them out!

The always ingenious Lore of Culinarty brought us some of these mouth-watering Cheese Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes. This entrée is both pleasant in the eyes and in the mouth, the fresh tomatoes perfectly blended with cheese and tuna. If you love her artistic and chef like touch on this dish you will definitely love her even more once you see her place and her original recipes.

Next on our delicious array of menu are these scrumptious Shrimp Toasts or Prawn Cakes made by none other than Tigerfish of Teczcape, one of my fave blogger. Every bite of these golden squares is a guaranteed goodness! His place is goldmine for lots of Asian recipes. Go check it out!

Next on the menu is a classic but an all time favorite party appetizer Homemade Sausage Rolls freshly baked from Australia by Silvermoon. She didn’t only bake us this delicious rolls, she also shared with us his cute little boy’s photo. Go check out how fun it is to cook with your kids and her very homely and creative recipes at Dragon Musings.

Next on our menu is this healthful bowl of Velvety Apricot Soup with Blueberries concocted by the skilful Alexa of Artsy-foodie. This dish is amazing for this could be either a soup sweet entrée or soup dessert. Be fascinated on how artfully she could turn simple dishes into master-pieces. I highly recommend to check out her site!

Next on our menu are these appetizing Hoisin Chicken Wings a sure crowd pleaser on buffet parties like this. This finger licking good appetizer is brought to us by Lalaine of The Cook Mobile, a professional in the field of dietary . To admire more of her cooking and baking prowess go drop her visit!

Next on our menu are these delectable Shrimp Macaroni Salad concocted by our generous baker Bunny from Bunny’s Warm Oven. If you are a passionate of baking you will definitely feel at home at her place for there are lots of yummy baked goodies waiting to be tasted there. Go check her out!

On to our next menu! The gorgeous Rita of Mochachocolata-Rita shared with us for this occasion this adorable and brilliant idea of Omelette Sushi: stuffed with Beef Teriyaki Fried Rice! Absolutely beautiful and delicious! If you want to enjoy more of Rita her yummy recipes and entertaining writing go check out her place! You will definitely love it!

Next on this array of delicious appetizer are the Potato Samosas packed with flavorful spices brought to us by Apu of Annarasa Essence of Food. And what's the great treat about this Samosas? Well they aren't artery explosing heavy on oil deep fried. They are simply baked guarding all its flavor in tact. For more inventive and delicious recipes don't forget to check her place.

Grab some of this, for I'm sure you have never tried something like this before! Take some of these savory Lentil Stuffed Baskets brilliantly concocted by Mansi of Fun and Food. For more inspiring recipes and healthy eating I recommend you check out her site. She brought us some dessert too but you will have to wait for that later.

Another delectable “amuse-bouche” you should taste are these wonderful Oven Baked Curry Puffs, baked by no less than Daphne of More than words from Australia. It has an unforgettable goodness that will linger in your mouth that you can’t resist to get another one. To enjoy more of her delicious culinary adventures don’t forget to drop by at her blog.

If you love open sandwiches I bet you will fall in love with the exquisite beauty of this Whitefish on a Celery Salad with Red Currants sent to us by Maybelle’s Mom of Feeding Maybelle from Ohio. That’s what I call originality beyond compare. To capture more of her creative recipes and snippets of her life go check her out!

I bet you’re all still hungry J Why don’t you grab some of these savory Pizza Pinwheels delicately made by the lovely Marija of Palachinka from Serbia. If you want to fall in love again and again with all her creative masterpieces, beautiful photography and yummy recipes do drop her visit!

How about trying some of this Savory Pepper Cake brought to us by lovely Ivy of Kopiaste. You will definitely enjoy the flavors of pepper, ham, turkey and spices with every bite of this cake. For more sumptuous and easy to make recipes go check her place out!

Of course for this event, I made some Melon Mint Gaspacho and Baby Zucchini Rosemary Crumble, two easy summer verrine appetizers perfect for party events like this!

Let’s take a short pause and enjoy these drinks…

Concocted all the way from Bangalore India, try some of this Strawberry Mint Soda by Lubna of Yummy Food. You will appreciate this drink for its sweetness and coolness. Well she is really generous and talented for this is not the only thing she brought for us. You'll discover them later.

We are indeed lucky because despite her hectic schedule the glamorous Glamah of Coco Cooks still managed to mix us up an original frozen cocktail of Pandantini. Imagine this; pandan sorbet, with coco cream and vodka! That’s a lot of yumminess oozing with booze. But consume this moderately guys! For more brilliant cooking and snippets of her life go check out her place!

Opening our Main course table, is this sumptuous Savory Vegetable Cheesecake concocted by the talented Jen of The Leftover Queen, one of the bloggers we all love and admire. A slice of this beautiful dish will bring you to seventh heaven! In case you don’t know yet she is the brilliant head behind Foodie Blog Roll and Royal Foodie Joust. For more mouth-watering photographies and recipes go check out her blog!

Next on the menu is a succulent dish of Asian spiced Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Sauce prepared by Joelen of Joelen’s Culinary Adventures. This is a lip smacking good dish that blends the flavor of something sweet and sour. If you are in for events, you’ll definitely enjoy her place for she’s hosting numerous events monthly.

Next on our menu is a comfort food and stomach filling goodness dish of Potato Gratin baked by Budding Cook. This is a dish truly French that we never fail to prepare during special occasions. Her place is home to simple and fabulous recipes with drool worthy photos. If you are craving for more, then you know where to find her.

Our next menu is absolutely fantastic! And don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. Our lovely Dee from Malaysia of Choos & Chew concocted this flavorful Soba with Julienne Vegetables and Tea Smoked Szechwan Chicken to feast on. Isn’t it amazing? I’ll bet that you’ll never get tired of watching and reading the unlimited prowess of this girl on the kitchen! Go check her site!

Next on our menu is the satisfying Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes, concocted by Iska of Iskandals. Roasted potatoes are always present on all types of occasion for they go well with almost all kinds of savory dishes. And of course we can eat it as it is. You’ll definitely fall in love with Iska’s talent both in cooking, photography and other things. Don’t miss it!

Next on our menu and will always have a space in my stomach are these jaw dropping, lip smacking goodness Philippine Style Chicken Barbeque made by tandem sisters from Eating Club Vancouver. I must admit that this is definitely the most good looking Philippine style barbeque I’ve ever seen. I’m blushing because just for my occassion they revealed their most guarded secret recipe for barbeque. Thank you ladies! Well, If you love chatting and good food go check them out!

And what could be a perfect partner for this barbeque is this In Hurry Coleslaw brought to us by Gay of Scientist in the Kitchen. You will be intrigue by the taste of this coleslaw for this is far from your usual slaw of cabbage. Gay concted this with jicama topped with her special sauce. For more delicious and creative ideas don't fail to check out her site!

Next on our menu is this satisfying Young Chao Fried Rice, deliciously concocted by Leslie of Beachlover’s Kitchen. Who can resist to the aroma of this freshly cooked fried rice with lots of shrimp on it? Truly irresistible. If you want to know more about the magical cooking and baking world of Leslie, go and drop her a visit. She has lots of great Japanese recipes!

Another delicious dish waiting for you is this heavenly Lychee Sake Pork Stir-fry cooked by the talented Manju of Three Tastes. Her rich multi-racial culture contributes to her brilliant and creative kitchen recipes. If you want to have a taste of Hawaii and what she's cooking, drop her visit at her site!

Next on our buffet table is this very original spaghetti of Danggit Longaniza Pasta delectably concocted by Kai of Sweet Bucaio from Pangasinan. Well Pangasinan is one of the best places in Philippines known for its rich culinary culture and beautiful beaches. Without a doubt this influenced Kai to blend dried fish (Danggit) and local sausages (Longaniza) on this pasta recipe. Drop her visit to know more of her gastronomic escapades.

For all the sweet tooth out there this portion is for you........

Next on the array of these delectable desserts to taste is this sensational Fruit-shi, Dessert Sushi prepared specially for this occasion by no less than Wandering Chopsticks ,the creator of Weekend Wokking. You will be intrigued by the appealing flavors of sticky rice, coconut cream and fresh fruits rolled up maki or sushi way. A beautiful taste your mouth will surely clamor for more. If you are hungry for more creative and mouth-watering recipes like this you know where to catch her.

The ever lovely and bubbly Deeba of Passionate About Baking, baked a sweet treat for all of us. She made these adorable Fruit Gallete Tarts a definite knock-out treat for parties. She deeply moved me with her beautiful post and memory filled photos of her kids. A visit on her site will surely make your day!

Next on our dessert table is this satisfying Whoopie Pie Cake, oozing with chocolate and lots of creaminess made by one of my fave blogger Adam of Baking with Dynamite. Girls, if you are looking for a perfect man; he is the one! Good looking, a retired bodybuilder (imagine that!) with lots of humor, and he knows a lot of stuffs too about calories and dieting. And the best part, he knows how to bake! Ok If you don’t believe me, just go and find for yourself. :-), he is just one click away.

of Yummy Food is truly generous for she concocted three delightful desserts both young and old will surely enjoy. Give some room for this appealing summer desserts Lavender Ice-cream, Chocolate chip Ice-cream Sandwiches and Lemon & Mint Sorbet. Aren’t we being too pampered? For more succulent recipes and photos go check her place out!

If you’ve already met your calories quota for the day; you will surely enjoy this next dessert on our menu for this is something light, fresh and very easy to eat. Grab some of this Toothpick Fruit Mix, beautifully prepared by Ching of Little Corner of Mine. Mom of two adorable kids, but despite her busy schedule she always manages to come up with appetizing and mouth-watering recipes on her blog.

If you are hesitant on having some calorific packed dessert you will surely say yes on this chocolate dessert that is still healthsome, Chocolate Covered Strawberries prepared by our nature lover Yasmeen of Healthnut. Some good things in life are just so simple! If you are in for healthy living and eating you will surely love her. Go check it out!

On to our next menu, which I guess I’ll probably only share half of these Baked Donuts for I’ll be hiding the rest for myself to enjoy alone :-) Sorry guys.. I wonder if Babe of Babe in the City KL (that means Kuala Lumpur) can read mind for donuts are my all time favorite. For more Malaysian gastronomical treats you know where to find her.

Next on our menu are these delightful Banana Muffins freshly baked all the way from Manila by Ning of Hearth to Hearth. Bananas are part of my great and delicious childhood memories so this sweet treat is truly match for this occasion. If you are curious to know about Filipino delectable recipes you better check her place you'll definitely find one you'll love.

Next on our array of mouth-watering dessert is Blackberry Chamomile Tartellette, baked by the talented Zita of Simplicious. This exquisite tartelette is definite crowd pleaser on parties like this. More amazing and beautiful recipes are waiting for you at her blog. Don’t forget to check it!

Next on our menu are these heavenly Carrot Halwa sent to us by Culinary Bazaar specially made by her mom. This is an Indian sweet treat of carrots, pistachios, cashew nuts and lots of spices. I bet you are craving for this now. For more uncomplicated and yet palate friendly recipes go check out her place.

Make way for these addicting and delectable Honey Ginger Crunchies flown all the way from Australia prepared by lovely Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen. If she’s not busy in the court it’s in the kitchen you will find her for cooking is her passion. So if you are out-of law or simply out of kitchen recipes to try, I suggest you contact her :-) , but she'll charge you free only for the latter!

Another delectable dessert to try are these Apple Tarts baked by the lovely Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen. And did I tell you that she made her puff pastry from scratch? And If you think that vegetarian food can't be delicious and good looking she'll prove you the contrary. So for more delicious vegetarian recipes you know where to go.

Next on our menu are these exquisite S’mores Cupcakes beautifully created by Amy from Tart Reform. If you look at it closely you’ll notice that it’s heavily laden with chocolate. Well we can forget about our diet just for this day! If you want to know more of Amy’s delicious adventures go check her place out!

Next on our menu are these exquisite Baklava Pistachio beautifully made by the talented Linda of Making Life Sweeter coming from Netherlands. If you have a sweet tooth like me you will definitely love her place for it’s all about those delectable and sinful sweet treats you could ever imagine. Go drop her visit and let your eyes feast !

I warn you to take only one of these for they are truly addicting and sinful. Espresso Kahlua Brownies, freshly baked by gorgeous Mansi of Fun and Food. She never runs out of creative ideas I'm sure you will enjoy her company and her recipes.

Next on to our menu, are these heavenly Cheesecake Brownies, beautifully baked by the talented Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets. A bite of this will give you a piece of heaven with its moist and chewy like texture. To marvel more of Getrude gorgeous creations check out her blog, you won't regret it!

Next on the list are these delectable Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins brought to us by Wiffy of Noobcook. Who can resist to its heavenly goodness that lingers until the last bite. If you love good food and great photography you’ll definitely feel at home at Noobcook.

How about taking a slice of this enchanting Raspberry Lime Cheesecake prepared to us by Michelle of Greedy Gourmet. These are two flavors that blend perfectly well together. I bet you will crave for more. If you want to discover the delicious world of Greedy Gourmet you know where to find her.

And last but not the least, just perfect with our hot coffee....

And before sipping your coffee, grab some of this sinful Macarons Dulche de Leche prepared specially for this occasion by none other than lovely Gloria of Canela's Kitchen my best fried and my "sister"(that's how we call each other) all the way from Chile. She knows that my little girl loves milk so she prepared something even babies will approve of. If you want to discover more delicious and creative recipes from the "Queen of Dulche de Leche" you know that shes just one click away.

Isn't that buffet table spectacular? I hope you loved it cause I did!

I would like to send my million hugs and kisses to all the bloggers who participated in making this event a memorable one. You all guys rock!! I would like to thank too Liliana, Jodimom who send me recipes and lots of delicious ideas for my daughter's party. I hope I didn't miss out any entry. If I did please inform me right away.

I promised I will giveaway a prize to the lucky entry. My judges had a very difficult time deciding the winning entry because all the entries were really delicious! Well here's the judges choice for the finalists:

Omelette Sushi: Stuffed with Teriyaki Fried of Mochacholata-Rita

Pandatini of Glamah from Coco Cooks

Philippine Style Chicken Barbeque of EatingClub Vancouver

Whitefish on Celery Salad with Red Currants by Feeding Maybelle

Lavender Ice-Cream by Lubna

Blackberry Chamomile by Zita

And the winner is......

Well you will have to wait for the announcement of winner on Monday. The lucky winner will receive this fabulous cookbook on Kid's Birthday Cakes by Susan Tomnay.


Natalie Que said...

Are you serious?! This is an amazing collection. Please tell me I read this wrong -you are serving all of these things or these are just the winners. Nevermind, before I make myself look stupid I am going to go back and CAREFULLY re-read this -I missed when the contest started so I am not well versed. Either way, it all looks incredible!

Happy Birthday Baby!

Manggy said...

Ah, I see Mayumi will grow up to have a very sophisticated palate indeed! :D Gorgeous selection Dhanggit! It's nice to see there's plenty of dessert too!

Mansi said...

gosh! I'm envious of Mayumi now..seriously! I never gt such a great spread on my b'day!!:)D

happy b'day once again to her, and thanks for hosting a fabulous roundup Dhangitt!

btw, love your new look!:)

glamah16 said...

I love the concept of this event, the new look you have going on , and the way you presented it. And OMG, I'm a finalist! That was a surprise indeed. You reming me of my own mother who always went out of her way to create the most special birthday parties for me. They were parties both the kids and grownups enjoyed!

Ivy said...

What a fabulous collection of recipes and lovely presentation of the roundup. Congratulations Dhangghit and again Happy Birthday for Mayumi.

tigerfish said...

What a wonderful round up of dishes!
Happy Birthday to Mayumi, and thanks to Dhanggit :)

Alexa said...

What a spread! Mayumi is one lucky birthday girl... Joyeux Anniversaire petite princesse!

Unknown said...

wow...what a fantastic and well prepared celebration Mayumi's 1st birthday party is going to be... what a great mom you are... cheers!!!

maybelles mom said...

Fantastic roundup! It is really beautifully done. And, thanks for making me a finalist. I can't wait to see what you do for year 2.

lubnakarim06 said...

Mouth watering dear. Lovely, yummy, tempting menu list. I book marked it for future party. Nice blog makeover also. Wow my recipe is shortlisted. Fingers crossed.
Lots and lots of love to you.

daphne said...

What a fantastic write up of the buffet. The effort that everyone put through is amazing!
And I like the new blog design. Very snazzy!

Thistlemoon said...

Wow! What amazing and fantastic dishes! Each and every one looks good enough to eat right off the screen! I am so glad you got such a nice array of dishes for this best of birthday bashes! :)

TS of eatingclub vancouver said...

HOLYYY! That is A LOT of food! ;D Wow. So many pretty entries.

Wow, you did such a great job with the roundup... the format, the editing of each photo(!!!!), the write-ups!

We're really excited to be a finalist! Thanks! So you're making all those things, eh? I hope you have some help in the kitchen! =)

OK, I must get back to the roundup. I onyl read it once, so I'm sure I missed something. Hehe.

TS of eatingclub vancouver said...

I meant, you're making the finalist dishes? 'Coz if all, that crazy, woman! ;P

Anonymous said...

What a grand feast! This has got to be the longest buffet table I've ever seen ;)

Makis said...

Happy 1st birthday to the adorable Mayumi! Wish I was there on this great big feast! Total droooool, Hilda!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday to the sweet one!
And all the dishes yum

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh man, I'm full to the brim now! Thanks for the excellent roundup and Happy Birthday to Mayumi. :)

Wandering Chopsticks said...

What a crazy roundup. It's great to see some of my my blogging friends' submissions appear on their blog first and then now here. This must have taken forever to put together. I bet little Mayumi will learn to appreciate so many foods.

So....did you forget me or did I win? :)

Oggi said...

What a wonderful array of party dishes! I get hungry just looking at the beautiful photos.

Happy First Birthday Mayumi!

Adam said...

Ok, I have to catch my breath for a minute. First, you new layout is awesome... I thought you said you have no computer skills? Looks pretty good to me :)

Second, this event was nothing short of stellar. I am blown away by the amount of entries, and all of them look very creative and delicious.

Thanks for your kind words, and for putting all this together. Happy Birthday to your little kiddo. She has quite the special mom :)

Geez, we are all pretty awesome, huh?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Wow! What a great party! I can't believe the amount of food! I'm almost happy it's a virtual party, beacuse if it was for real I would be sick for sure from eating so much!
I love the new layout! So cute!

AJ said...

Beautiful roundup!! The selection is amazing. Hope your lil' one had a great day.


Anonymous said...

Awww...what a great round up, with all the georgeous foods, very honored to be one of the finilist, thank you..

And your new template looke fresh and adorable... kisses for your princess

K and S said...

what a great round-up and event! Happy Birthday Mayumi!

Mama Mia said...

Happy 1st birthday to your daugher! What a great round up of amazing party food! yum!

Dee said...

Wowee, would you look at all that! Mayumi is one lucky little girl :) You did a great job, Dhanggit. Not just with the kind words for every entrant, but also in dedicating this event to her.

You know, with so much talent online, I'm not sure why I bother with my cookbooks.

Love the new look, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous round-up, Dhanggit! Yummy collection of party recipes :-)

And happy birthday to Mayumi!

Anonymous said...

Wow, if these were all served at a party, I'd love to be invited!

haze said...

This is the longest post and lots of recipes that i've ever seen in your blog. Interesting, innovative recipes, mouth watering whatever you call it, you are the best :D and the rest of the chef here!

And hey congratulations to Mayumi! I would love to see you all again, Happy Birthday Mayumi !

From GIRALDI Family

Lore said...

Wohoo for this delicious list of entries! Thanks for organising this event Dhanggit, I'm sure this is quite a handy list of dishes to choose from for anyone who throws up a party. Speeking of which, how did the party go? Did Mayumi dance like I predicted? ;)

Bunny said...

Such beautiful entries! This was a very nice event Dhannggit!

Gloria Baker said...

Is absolutely yummy dear Dahanggit but something happens with my Entry!! Im not In!! xxxxGloria

Gloria Baker said...

Thanks dear!!! Know I see ,I dont know what`s happens to me last night, maybe I was so tired and I was blind!!! hugsss!!!!!! Gloria

Marija said...

What a fabulous roundup! So many beautiful entries!

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

Can you imagine sampling all of those wonderful dishes? I would gladly gain 10 pounds to have the chance. Each one looks fabulous!

RecipeGirl said...

Everything looks so smashingly delicious! Happy birthday to your little one!

Jan said...

Wow, Dhanggit, that's some party you're going to have. :-)

I don't envy you having to choose a winner, there are so many good things here.

And a belated Happy Birthday to Mayumi.

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

This was a lovely event, Dhanggit, and little Mayumi is certainly having a wonderful virtual party with so many flavours.
I liked the new look of your blog, too.

Anonymous said...

wow, this is an amazing collection of food! i got hungry just scrolling down and looking at the roundup you posted. ;-)

Jan said...

BTW, I forgot to say that I love the new look blog, and I've given you an award.

Unknown said...

gosh they all looked so fabulous! thanks for hosting such unique event.

Lori Lynn said...

Oh how FUN! Great event. Loads of terrific ideas for my next party. Thanks, and happy birthday to the little one!

Cakelaw said...

Wonderful party roundup Dhanggit - thanks!

Kai said...

This is so much fun! I'm bookmarking this for upcoming birthday parties of my own kids. Great blog party.

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

Sorry to be late to the party! We had a little moving sale to take care of last week (in the process of moving right now).

I am amazed at the range of dishes that are assembled here. I would have loved to be at this party!

Happy Birthday again to Mayumi!

Ruy said...

Wow this blog has gotten big. What an amazing collection of beautiful food!
I'm glad to finally get to drop by again.

Unknown said...

you won't have to clean your buffet table as i am prepared to lick it shiny


what a party!

Beachlover said...

I love all the food and drink at your party!!.Come over my blog ,I have something for you!!

Rosie said...

Amazing collection and one fab round-up!!

Rosie x

Suzana said...

WOW! Awesome roundup, Dhanggit! I'm so sorry I haven't made it on time to be part of this lovely event. I hope the baby girl had a great birthday! :)

Andrea Meyers said...

I'd say your daughter had a lovely birthday party! What a wonderful buffet. I'm sorry I missed the party, but I am sure enjoying the dishes.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I am so impressed by the beauty and diversity of the entries! They are all winners in my eyes! Thanks for hosting, Dhanggit, and for your sweet words.

Fitted kitchens said...

Thanks for organizing this event Dhanggit, I am sure this is a handy list of selected dishes from someone who throws a party.Interesting, innovative recipes, mouth-watering no matter how you call it, you're the best and the rest of the chefs Here!

varicose veins said...

Wow! What a great party! I could not believe the amount of food! I was almost glad that it is a virtual party, because if this is true I am sure will be sick to eat so much! I love the new layout! So Cute!