Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lunar New Year Lunch

Although it was a little late this year, We, the employees of the Evil Corporation, put on our annual Lunar New Year Lunch. Many attended. Great fun was had by all.


Some of my favorite items were:

Vegetarian Chicken (Chinese & Vietnamese) which looks like chicken, tastes like chicken, but ask no further questions.

Bánh cuốn (Vietnamese) which is a dish from northern Vietnam. It is a crêpe-like roll made from a thin, wide sheet of rice flour filled with ground pork, mushroom, and green onion.

Bánh tét (Vietnamese) which is a traditional Southern Vietnamese celebration dish made with glutinous rice, pork, and mung bean all wrapped in banana leaves. The glutinous rice turns green after cook due the banana leaves.

Red Roasted Watermelon seeds. Yum.

A new one this year was Rossogulla (India). This dish is a dessert made with sugar cubes, milk, cheese, etc. At first I thought it was lychees in simple syrup. If you have a chance to try this, you really should - at least once!

Anybody hungry? Come on down! We'll put this on again next year.

12 comments:

Employee No. 3699 said...

Red roasted watermelon seeds? All of the dishes sound very interesting. I'd love to try food like that.

david mcmahon said...

What a great menu.

Leni Qinan said...

Wow Skeeter!
The Evil Corporation is not so bad after all, lol, this menu sounds like very delicious.

I wish they did something similar at Dumbass Industries plc. They cancelled the traditional Xmas cocktail because of the financial crisis, can you believe that? I can think of a thousand things to cancel and save money, much better than that!

Maria said...

Red roasted watermelon seeds sound pretty good about now.

Suzanne said...

Lovely. Honey, can you get the vegetarian chicken recipe. I'm serious.

Thanks!

Love you,
Me!

zirelda said...

I've never heard of roasted watermelon seeds. I think I'd like to attend next year please.

Megan said...

How can they be wholly evil with food like that around? Oh wait, it was organized by the employees...

Sounds YUMMY.

Brian A. Hopkins said...

Everything was indeed quite yumdelicious!

Lavinia said...

As a matter of fact, I am hungry. One of my daughter's friends is visiting Vietnam at the moment; we got a postcard raving about the food!

Skeeter, I heard about the disaster in Oklahoma, I hope you and yours are okay....

The Idle Devil said...

Wow...everything sounds so delicious! Quite a banquet, this!

Harshita said...

Hmm...so you had great time..trying on the Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines...aha!

BTW Rasolgullas are yummy... Aren't they? But trust me, they are full of calories :)

Amber Star said...

Good grief...where do you work? Sounds like a multinational corporation with great cooks!