A couple of months ago, CT told me that her good friend Wan was going to be moving to London for business school soon. You may remember Wan as our gracious dim sum guide. Wan said she would love it if CT cooked Indian food, since she rarely does. As an added bonus, we were able to use CT’s parents new apartment with its huge kitchen. CT’s friend JC also offered to cook some Chinese dishes. As for me, all I had to do was bring a can opener and EAT!
CT made dishes her Mother makes, so nothing like we would get at a restaurant.
The first dish was Keema with Aloo. It was ground beef with potatoes and spices. CT hadn’t made it in a while, so she wasn’t overly happy with the result. I thought it was good and balanced well with some of the stronger flavored dishes.
Her other dish was Shrimp with Mustard Seed Curry and Yogurt. CT went overboard with the amount of shrimp she bought, but I’m not complaining. It was super tasty. I will have to get her to make this again, soon!
JC made Mapo Tofu with Pork. This was my first time having this. It was by far the star of the night. Everyone loved this dish. Tons of salty, porky, goodness in this. The tofu made this healthy, or at least that’s what I tell myself.
JC also made a shrimp dish, Shrimp with Celery in Oyster Sauce. This was also really good. JC left the celery al dente so it still had a nice crunch to it. Quite different from the shrimp, CT made, but just as good.
I think I ended up getting seconds and thirds. Everything was delicious. As if that wasn’t enough, JC also made dessert, Almond Jelly with Fruit Cocktail. It was simple yet exactly what was needed. A good end to the meal.
I wish Wan all the best in London. I hope she enjoyed this dinner as much as I did.