I had a joint birthday celebrations with my high school buddies, Che and Blue, whose birthdays fall a few days after mine. To have more time to catch up with my old pals, we had a slumber party.
Like I've said before, I think about a theme when I'm hosting a party or crafting a menu. My friend, Blue, asked me to cook for them the Bagoong Fried Rice with lots of green mangoes. Green Mangoes with Bagoong has always been a staple in my high school buddies get-together. So I thought that it would be a starting point for the other dishes in the menu. It would be perfect to have Thai cuisine on the table.
Green Mangoes & Bagoong
Crispy Fish Flakes (Steamed Hito then flaked and fried)
Pad Thai (Rice Noodles with Tamarind Sauce, Shrimp, Bean Sprouts, Egg and Cilantro)
Mango Pandan (a refrigerated cake - layers of graham crackers, cream, condensed milk and mangoes topped with pandan gelatin)
Estrel's Caramel Cake as our birthday cake
Home-made Lemon Iced Tea
The food kept us through our endless chatter till the wee hours of the morning. As always with slumber party, there is very little sleep involved. After a few hours, the sun was up and I was happy to break fast with my dear friends. I had another surprise waiting for them.
Home-made Beef Tapa
Freshly Brewed Coffee
It was great to have my friends around and share meals with them. I had another memorable party with my dear old friends. Thank you for celebrating my birthday with me!