Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sandias - Food Bloggers' Meet

Firstly, a word of thanks to Boo-licious for organizing the recent Food Bloggers' Meet, tying in with KLue's RSVP Event held at Sandias, Plaza Damansara.

Secondly, a word of hello to all the other food bloggers that I met there (this way, I'm not leaving out any names!). It was extremely fun to be able to meet up with all of you guys and girls. I didn't take that many photos of the bloggers as most would like to remain anonymous. Of course, there were some bloggers I met for the first time that I recognised instantly as they aren't as shy as the rest of us and have posted photos of themselves before on their blog; notably-KampungBoyCityGal, Lim Mei Yen and Jason.
Sitted at the same table as I was, KampungBoyCityGal were the cutest and probably the youngest (?) couple around!
Took a photo of Precious Pea's Sopa de Calabaza Con Salsa (Pumpkin soup -Not HER Pumpkin!)
I enjoyed the taste of the Taquitos Fritos but it was a tad oily.
Ha ha....Yup, this was Precious Pea's Fish (Pescado a la Veracruzana-Lemon Sole in Tomato Salsa). Went over the border to take pics of her food for the night as we both chose different options. Precious Pea swapped food with her hubby, having the best of both worlds!
My chicken (Pollo a la Castellana) was definitely different from the rest, the nuts were missing (check out the pics on the other blogs) as it's suppose to be topped with a rich sauce of nuts, fennel and dried chilli seeds! Maybe they thought I was nutty enough???
My dessert (Postre Helado de Limon-frozen lime cream) actually came without the strawberry and I asked the staff whether they could put one on it so that I could take a photo. They obediently took it back and came back with the complete dessert look.

After dinner, some of us adjourned to The Attic (Jalan Bangkung) for after dinner drinks. Those who showed up were rewarded with a slice of Nigel and Allan's best seller cake, Choc & Cheese (pics not that clear as the lighting was dim at The Attic). True to their name, it was Just Heavenly. Hallelujah! LOL...Thanks Nigel!


I thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening though the food at Sandias was just fair. Well, it could be the fact that they had to serve so many RSVP customers that night. I shan't elaborate more as other have blogged on their experiences for that night. The free flow of Martell definitely liven things and bloggers up more than usual. LOL! By the time this gets out, there could be 30 other bloggers posting on the same event! Ha ha ha...Check out some of these early posts :-

37 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ta da..i changed my name..so no more calling me watever u fancy..joe is my name..so u c..wat a big sacrifice i made to let u guys enjoy abit more of the cake..no next time..ok?

kat said...

So much fun - food and bloggers, the best of both worlds!! I'm no flogger, but can I join in the next time??

Jackson said...

u r really my sifu la....the photo was fantastic...

wmw said...

Joe : Thanks for your BIG sacrifice! LOL...

kat : You can, provided you are a guest of a food blogger I suppose.

jackson : Ha ha ha...Thank you for the compliment!

FoodieLianne said...

your dessert look soo much better than mine :-( hehehehe, joining next one in Ninja Jones ? Heard they serving Foie Gras le

Kok said...

wmw,
you guys have so much fun! East Malaysian not invited meh? Aiyooo... next time round, I'll organised one blogger gathering for all the bloggers in East Malaysia. haha!

How come the strawberry on your desert doesn't look that fresh ah?

Precious Pea said...

:( Why didn't tarbau a piece of Nigel's cake for me??? Sniff sniff sniff.

Aiyah..you missed 1 strawberry but your ice cream so much more better looking that mine!

jason said...

Really sifu leh... same camera but yours are much more nicer! Really have lots of fun laughing with you ^^

wmw said...

foodlianne: Not keen on Foie Gras but keen on Ninja Jones, maybe :o)

kok: If East Malaysia got floggers who don't mind joining, they are surely welcome leh...The strawberry must have been left out of the fridge for a while.

Precious Pea: Never mindlo, my chicken dish didn't have the nuts....what? Was there suppose to be a banana?

jason : My brother! You are such a nice young boy! Our camera same make but different model...Looks similar though. Keep in touch yah?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

what nice pics!

had a lot of fun, thanks to you guys lar. :-)

Xiu Long Bao said...

haha...so they missed out ur strawberries n nuts??? how could they!

Precious Pea said...

wmw, never mind if you don't take foie gras..you can pass it on my plate. Slurps...:p~~~

Rasa Malaysia said...

Looks like everyone had fun. :)

fatboybakes said...

these late nights are taking its toll. two nights in a row....

wmw said...

lyrical lemongrass : Thanks. Ha ha ha...thanks to us..and Martell!

xiu long bao : Yup, our main dishes came out really late, they might have ran out of nuts (got my strawberry after a reminder though) and banana (!) LOL

precious pea : Ha ha ....guess if we go, you'll be sitting next to me again?

Rasa Malaysia : Floggers usually know how to have fun! We may not know how to PARTAAAY but we have fun! Ha ha ...

fbb : Wah you so terror ah? Does that mean you had a hangover for the rest of the week? ;o)

Tummythoz said...

It was real fun meeting bubbly you. Floggers rox big time!

team BSG said...

V dun usually give review of reviews but only this time looking at a few so far need V say Jackson's sifu is still a Galaxie away congratulations !

V r so glad the one in the first floggers meet is still clearly on top hurray !

but happy to note the food bloggers are becoming active and kicking. Imagine if the rest are there OMG !

UnkaLeong said...

If FBB got hangover oso got 2 days to recover :P Looks like you guys had tons of fun!

Precious Pea said...

Even if i don't sit next to you, I will bring my plate over to your place.

jason said...

Kah jie, you can't run away from keeping in touch with me ge la :P

wonda said...

What's the chicken dish called? The desserts (both ice-cream and cakes) look so tempting and delicious!

Kok said...

wmw,
I'm not a flogger leh. I'm just a "rojak-ger". Means I cannot join? haha! Next time I organise, you all from West Malaysia join lah. :P

Yea, I also think the strawberry has been left out of the fridge for quite some time already. Not fresh at all...

boo_licious said...

fbb really made his worth with the no of martells he kept drinking!

Glad you had fun but sorry to hear abt the mishaps yr table had with food.

wmw said...

tummythoz : Hey, we ALL know how to have fun....

team bsg : Thanks for the compliment??? Ha ha ha...

unkaleong: You can join in the fun when you get back here next time!

precious pea : ha ha ha....Then you must prepare something from home to feed me as I would have nothing to eat.

jason : Hee hee...yes my sweet little brother!

wonda : It's called Pollo a la Castellana (sauteed and braised quarter chicken topped with a full bodied sauce of nuts, fennel and dried chili seeds) but as you can see, mine didn't came with such toppings!

kok : You can be my guest, then you can join in lo!

boo : No worries....having too much fun to let things like that bother me....just hungry waiting! LOL...

babe_kl said...

arent you glad that i kept saying no when you tried to tempt me to the attic?? hehehe less man more share wei!

Honey Star said...

fantastic photo!!! the food looks super yummy!

Kenny Mah said...

I must say I enjoyed myself immensely that night, with Nisa in tow. It's because of you guys that she now believes bloggers are normal people though. (Before this, she only knew me, so her evidence 100% to Insane Guy.)

Next time, I'll do what the Martell Girls did and take a pic of everyone and tag it to a name+blog. Otherwise, aiyo how to remember it ALL? ;)

KampungboyCitygal said...

nice picture..must force kgboy to learn from u..any tutor class for free from u?

wmw said...
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wmw said...

babe_kl: Glad? Don't say that....*sniggers at the back*

honey star : Thanks...but food was actually so so only lor

kenny : Glad you and Nisa had a good time. Like the Martell girls? Does this mean you will be taking shots of people in tight ass Martell (but Nisa says you don't have one!) jeans? Ha ha ha...

kampungboycitygal : Thanks for the compliment. I'm still learning but can always pass on some free tips to you all.

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Great pics wmw. ;-) And nice to catch up again; over the 2 days I saw you. ;-)

You take care.

Kok said...

wmw,
Let's see if next time I'll have the chance or not. :)

Kenny Mah said...

Bah, ignore Nisa lah... she's just jealous. :P

wmw said...

Nigel : Yah, looks like we'll be meeting up more often! Great!

kok : We'll see ;o)

kenny : Ok, all you have to do is to parade your USB and we'll tell you whether we agree with Nisa or you! LOL..

sc said...

was good to meet you wmw :). and it was pretty funny that i recognise you as the 'lady who blogged on KB' while u recognise me as the 'one who wrote on kemaman'..haha

fatboybakes said...

yup, i agree with boolicious...i definitely got my RM60 worth, of martell if not food. but very small glasses lar, i think 3 glasses of theirs equals to 1 normal pack.

i didnt really have bad hangover lah, just tired. old oridi ma.

wmw said...

sc : Feeling is mutual. Here's to more meet ups!

fbb : Fbb, your words are still ringing in my head... the youth of today....LOL