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.
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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
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
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
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
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!
Let’s take a short pause and enjoy these drinks…
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!
Concocted all the way from
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
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
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.
Lubna 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
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
Next on our menu are these delightful Banana Muffins freshly baked all the way from
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.
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.
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.