Tuesday, 6 January 2009

sunday night curry with my parents

"I'm getting much more adventurous with vegetarian cooking," my mum said, which was news to me, because she's already pretty fantastic with her vegetarian cooking. This bodes well for me and D, especially as we are now at T-19 sleeps until the big feast and mahjong party on the eve of Chinese New Year.

sunday night with my parents

Wandered out to my parents' house on Sunday afternoon, stopping for an icecream at the Junction Icecreamery on the way. I got passionfruit soya and chocolate soya, which is always the best. It's nice to be living that little bit closer to my parents, but I did need to stop for the snack because it's still a forty minute drive!

Mum as always cooked a lot of great dishes, all of which were vegan! The pumpkin curry is one of my favourites, sometimes quite spicy and sometimes just flavoursome without a heavy bite, usually heavy with potato and snake beans. The gai-lan and mushroom dish featured three sorts of mushroom. The roti was the usual delicious flakiness. Finally, there was a moderately spicy eggplant curry, very creamy in texture and super tasty. Dessert was a fruit salad of melons, stonefruit and grapes, with an assortment of icecream from the Junction.

Then I had to do the dishes, but it was worth it.

8 comments:

Ricki said...

Everything looks so delicious! How do I nab an invitation to one of your mom's feasts? ;)

a vegan about town said...

Well, it helps to be in Australia. :o)

Autonoe said...

Ooh, any chance of a recipe guide for the eggplant curry? Eggplant is my favourite veggie! Excuse my drooling....

Vegetation said...

Mmmm I'd definitely do the dishes for food like that! Especially that eggplant curry, it looks especially wonderful!

I'm Philippa O said...

fantastic! i really miss good malaysian curries, the flavours are so distinctive. mmmmmmmmm and eggplant curry is one of my favourites, especially with flakey roti to scoop it up with

Single White Female said...

Ooh Gai-lan and mushroom...mmm.mm. I want.

a vegan about town said...

@philippa - I'm not a huge fan of eggplant except in curries, mmm! Malaysian curries are the best, really great flavours and combinations (and soups).

@swf - the gai-lan and mushrooms were pretty tasty! :o)

a vegan about town said...

oh, and i'll have to check with my mum re: the eggplant, to see how she did the paste for it.