Steamboat Potluck Party 2010

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | Published in


I am calling this post Steamboat Potluck Party 2010 because I went for a similar one in 2009. In fact, it's hosted by the same person.

If you've been following my blog since the beginning of last year, you would have probably read about that potluck party. Anyway, to refresh your memory and for the benefit of my newer readers who may want to know about the hilarious Kickapoo joke and how my mom thought I was calling for prostitutes, click HERE.

This potluck party was held two Sundays ago at my friend's home in Sri Petaling.

When I saw what was on the table, my saliva instantly flowed. Haha!

These were painstakingly prepared by my friend, the host.

There were about ten of us and each of us took turns to dip these fresh ingredients into the steamboat to cook them.

Don't you think this way of eating steamboat is more convenient, not to mention more hygienic? Better than everyone dipping his or her chopsticks into that pot of boiling soup, right?

When I saw these prawns, I was like, Oh My God! I must have them! I must!!

And so I took loads of those prawns and cooked them in the boiling pot. And here's my bowl of yummylicious cooked prawns and sui gao (minced meat and prawn dumpling) amongst others.

The soup was so tasty! Later the host showed us what she put into the soup.

No wonder it was so tasty! I gave the steamboat three thumbs up! Haha!

Now since this was a potluck party, everyone would be bringing something. I brought loads of prawn crackers that I bought from Kuala Selangor. Oh! Forgot to take photos of them, but I think you have already seen them in one of my previous posts.

So what did the others bring?

Well, someone brought home-cooked spaghetti.

I can tell you this spaghetti was totally delicious! I took 2 bowls of it!

There's roast chicken.

And chicken wings too!

I didn't get to eat these dumplings as I was too full by then!

But I was not too full for this apple raisin soup dessert! Haha!

Look at those chunks of apples and the generous amount of raisins! The dessert was nice - sweet and sourish at the same time. I went for a second helping!

We also had some cookies leftovers from Chinese New Year.

Believe me, after all those delicious food, cookies would be the last thing on your mind. But I found these cookies delicious and I didn't even know what cookies they were!

Another friend brought some yam cakes, but frankly, I was too full to eat them!

Towards the end of the potluck party, our host came out with a mysterious red box.

What was inside this red box? Quick! Open it!

She opened for us to reveal....

Chocolates from Shangri-la Hotel! Wow!

Most of the chocolates were eaten up already, but fortunately, the remaining ones were enough to go round.

Close up shots of the chocolates.

Don't you think the ones below look like mahjong tiles? Haha!

I didn't really fancy the chocolates though I like the box! I asked my friend if she could give me the box in which she replied with a very firm NO! LOL!

Someone brought some fortune cookies and we had some fun choosing our fortune cookies!

Each of us broke open the cookies and read out aloud what was written on the paper. It was fun!

Here's mine.

Yay!! I love the message! I always look out for the rainbow when it rains cos you all know right, that there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? haha!

Even though we were full, our host continued to serve us ......

Passion fruits! The uglier they look from the outside, the tastier they are. That's what one of my friends told me. Yummy!!

We actually could not finish the steamboat. Look!

The remaining ones were packed into containers which some of us took home for our next day's lunch or dinner. How nice! A potluck party with take-away food!

This must be the best steamboat potluck party for me ever! My friend, the host said she had decided to make this party a yearly event. Yippee!

Before we left, our host reminded us not to leave anything behind. I quickly blurted out, "Oh! Where's my box?"

"What box?" she asked, puzzled.

"That chocolate box from Shangri-la."

She gave me a look and said, "Yeah, right!"

Haha! I am so looking forward to next year's potluck party!


(97) Comments

  1. Merryn said...


    March 17, 2010 at 9:07 AM
  2. Merryn said...


    March 17, 2010 at 9:07 AM
  3. Merryn said...

    Isn't it my lucky day today or what????????? Fuiyo... must go buy lottery dy!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:08 AM
  4. Merryn said...

    Doing the victory dance here.. :P Hands in the air!!!! I'm so happy now foong.. you made my day.. i've not been having enuf sleep.. but THIS is definitely WORTH IT!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:09 AM
  5. Merryn said...

    Da one that you said look like Mahjong is actually firecrackers izit? So cool!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:11 AM
  6. Ken Wooi said...

    interesting.. i've never been to t a potluck party before.. haha =)

    March 17, 2010 at 9:12 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    So we will be having Steamboat Potluck 2011, 2012 and blah blah blah lar? Good lar you. ;p

    March 17, 2010 at 9:28 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    At your friend's house? Ouh...I thought it was a restaurant. :p

    March 17, 2010 at 9:33 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    Goodness so did your saliva dripped on all those foods? :p

    March 17, 2010 at 9:34 AM
  10. TZ said...

    Can i join in 2011 Streamboat potluck?

    March 17, 2010 at 9:35 AM
  11. Tekkaus said...

    Aww...can your friend be my friend too? So that I can be treated to this potluck too every year. :p

    Just look at those glorious food.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:36 AM
  12. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! Now that you mention it. It is way more convenient and....well...hygienic. :p

    March 17, 2010 at 9:36 AM
  13. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! All the prawns were skinned already. Aww....who doesn't want them? :p sui gao some more. :p

    March 17, 2010 at 9:38 AM
  14. Tekkaus said...

    What she put in the soup? What's that? Pork meat and chinese herbs? :p

    Ouh...we have to bring our own food to go there? :p

    March 17, 2010 at 9:39 AM
  15. Tekkaus said...

    War...there were spaghetti, roast chicken, chicken wings, dumpling and apple raisin soup? guys really know how to eat o.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:40 AM
  16. Tekkaus said...

    War...there is even chocolate and passion fruits for you guys to makan. :D

    March 17, 2010 at 9:42 AM
  17. Naomi said...

    interesting steamboat party. Why is it call potluck?

    March 17, 2010 at 9:51 AM
  18. Cloudia said...

    YUM with Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

    March 17, 2010 at 9:59 AM
  19. Oman said...

    wow. invite me next time and i'll book a ticket on the way there. yummy.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  20. Anonymous

    I thought people would be contributing uncooked food for the steamboat since it's potluck. I guess bringing other dishes will do too :)

    I like steamboat but have yet to find a good one in restaurants. Home-made steamboat is still the best.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:23 AM
  21. CheaHSan said...

    Food! food! food! Sure to 'rock' the steamboat with so much food. Wowie you had two bowls of spaghetti on top of all the nice food? Either you have an elephant stomach or could be very small servings of spaghetti. So how many strands of spaghetti you 'downloaded' for each bowl probably less than 10? haha. thanks.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:28 AM
  22. xin said...

    hey it looks so fun!!!! i miss steamboat :( and oh yeah! i found that if you have left over roast duck parts, make it as part of your stock when cooking the soup, it will taste like heaven!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM
  23. Caroline said...

    i "hate" ur bloggie for making me so hungry for foods nowdays!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:47 AM
  24. eiling lim said...

    wow that look like a lot of food! you can feed the whole kampung with all those food! I like the conventional steamboat style... more fun. hehe

    March 17, 2010 at 11:56 AM
  25. Ayie said...

    hey foong I'm here!!! baby's sleeping and mommy's sneaking!!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:41 PM
  26. Ayie said...

    i'm so envious, i love those foods and I can't have it here =(

    March 17, 2010 at 1:43 PM
  27. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Nice lovely pixs of the all the sumptuous food. Chasing the rainbow for the pot of gold from fortune cookies eh. What would you do if get a note which says "eat what you like, waistline cannot hide". Ignore it grab another cookie or you read aloud 'eat your heart out you're pretty slim'. hahahah lol. tQ

    March 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM
  28. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow... it sounds so fun... unfortunately ,,we don't have that kind of event here in phil.. but i wish so,,,
    those foods looks so yummy especially the Shangrila'sboc of chocolates...

    March 17, 2010 at 5:20 PM
  29. lina said...

    I wanna join 2011 party oso. Can? XD

    March 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM
  30. wenn said...

    that gave me a new idea, steamboat dip-dip.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:54 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    merryn, congrats for being FC!! Go buy lottery! Haha! : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:45 AM
  32. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, huh? really? Then you must go to one! : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:46 AM
  33. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, yes there will be potluck party every year from now onwards! LOL!

    Yes, she put in pork meat and chinese herbs. That's why the soup so delicious!

    It's a potluck - so of course each of us had to bring something! : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:48 AM
  34. foongpc said...

    TZ, you don't have to join. You start one and I join your potluck! Haha! : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:49 AM
  35. foongpc said...

    ghostly nana, not very sure! But for more info on potluck, read HERE : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:52 AM
  36. foongpc said...

    cloudia,aloha! : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:53 AM
  37. foongpc said...

    lawstude, you'll fly all the way to Malaysia for a potluck party? Haha! Sure will invite you and I think we can start our very own potluck! Haha!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:54 AM
  38. foongpc said...

    mei teng, well, since the host had already all the food for the steamboat, we decided to bring other types of food for variety : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:55 AM
  39. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, I think I have an 'elephant' stomach. Hahaha!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:56 AM
  40. foongpc said...

    xin, it's fun! I agree if you put in that left over roast duck parts, the soup will be extra yummy! : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:58 AM
  41. foongpc said...

    caroline ng, haha! Good lah, eat more get fatter - isn't that what you want? : )

    March 18, 2010 at 12:59 AM
  42. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, haha! Where can feed the whole kampung? You must be kidding! LOL!

    March 18, 2010 at 1:00 AM
  43. foongpc said...

    ayie, ooh! So you sneak here! But I don't mind at all! Do sneak in more often, hehe. Sorry you can't have these foods at your place - surely you can find some good tasty substitutes? : )

    March 18, 2010 at 1:01 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    bananaz, I will just ignore that note! Haha!

    March 18, 2010 at 1:02 AM
  45. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, I'm sure you have good food in Philippines too! But you can always come visit Malaysia : )

    March 18, 2010 at 1:03 AM
  46. foongpc said...

    lina, no need to join, we can start our very own potluck party! : )

    March 18, 2010 at 1:04 AM
  47. foongpc said...

    wenn, glad I gave you a new idea! : )

    March 18, 2010 at 1:04 AM
  48. RoseBelle said...

    I never knew passion fruit looks that ugly from the inside. Needless to say, we don't have fresh ones in my city. I think I smell more of them from handsoap, moisturizers, and shampoos than from eating passion fruit flavored foods (err...I'm sure artificially flavored). The shangri-la box is so beautiful. I would want one too. We don't use wood skewers for our fish balls although that is a good idea. I'll do that when we have our next 'hotpot'.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:18 AM
  49. fufu said...

    wow... fufu loves seafood =p

    March 18, 2010 at 2:56 AM
  50. day-dreamer said...

    Looks really good, the steamboat! :D

    March 18, 2010 at 4:36 AM
  51. Ayie said...

    i wish i can join your potluck too with lina and the others =(

    March 18, 2010 at 4:49 AM
  52. Unknown said...

    haha, Merryn sounds crazy. Foong, I think she's poisoned by us already ! lol.

    Anyway, my last steamboat was in Cameron with family. Nothing beats a meal with family :)

    March 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM
  53. manglish said...

    ehh can invite me next time ar? dun worry my skin very thick one, bullet oso wont go thru hahahahah

    March 18, 2010 at 10:42 AM
  54. Unseen India Tours said...

    Fantastic Food Stuff !! This is lovely !!Unseen Rajasthan

    March 18, 2010 at 3:08 PM
  55. iamthewitch said...

    Wah so much delicious food! Since it's always too much for you guys, next time remember to invite me as well! LOL!
    Wow, the prawns were deshelled! So hardworking!!! :P

    March 18, 2010 at 4:40 PM
  56. HappySurfer said...

    That must have been one yummy meal. Have them on a stick is a great idea in the hygiene department. All the prep-work must have taken a lot of effort. You helped or not?

    March 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM
  57. HappySurfer said...

    I like the table and am fascinated by the big platters the uncooked sticks of food are placed. What are they? Plastic platters? Please enlighten.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:45 PM
  58. HappySurfer said...

    See what I meant about effort? Even the prawns were deshelled! Were there quails eggs? My fav..

    Hey, WV is very smart! I got 'unflower' - to match my word of 'deshelled'? Strange, eh?

    March 18, 2010 at 5:52 PM
  59. HappySurfer said...

    My current preference for steamboat is the porridge type, esp when there are crab pieces in it too. Yum!

    March 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM
  60. HappySurfer said...

    What a pretty chocolate chest! I too collect boxes/chests and have quite a variety of wooden chests for mooncakes - some from hotels.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:56 PM
  61. HappySurfer said...

    LOL! The chocolates do look like mahjong bricks.. and erasers too, eh?

    Having fortune cookies in a group is great fun. My friends and I would read them out loud one by one. Did you all do the same?

    March 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM
  62. HappySurfer said...

    When it rains, look for the rainbow alright. Yep, it's important to be positive. Have a great year ahead, Foong, until the next potluck..

    Thanks for sharing.

    March 18, 2010 at 6:07 PM
  63. Angie Tan said...

    Wow.. It's a feast indeed!!

    March 19, 2010 at 12:21 AM
  64. Mariuca said...

    Hi Foong!

    March 19, 2010 at 2:19 AM
  65. Mariuca said...

    Wah u ahhh always go makan2 pot luck all, so much food!! :)

    March 19, 2010 at 2:19 AM
  66. Mariuca said...

    I love da prawns da best oh my... my fave la! :)

    March 19, 2010 at 2:20 AM
  67. [SK] said...

    hey, i love steamboat.. but i think i've had enough during CNY - will not touch that for a period.. hahaha!!

    March 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM
  68. [SK] said...

    that's a very clever idea to skew the things together, more convenient to eat right?? and you won't lost your fishball at the bottom of the pot, hehe~~

    March 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM
  69. [SK] said...

    wow, i thot steamboat is already a lot.. and not after i scrolled down to see more food - i almost fainted!!

    March 19, 2010 at 9:57 AM
  70. [SK] said...

    so i think it should be your friends who must pay for your gym membership, and not me!! hahahaha~~ :D

    March 19, 2010 at 9:58 AM
  71. [SK] said...

    eih, that spaghetti looks nice leh.. i think of all things, i would like that try that one first lor~~ :p

    March 19, 2010 at 9:58 AM
  72. [SK] said...

    that box of chocolates is really impressive!!! not to mention how nice the packaging is, i think the chocolates inside looks really pretty, very nicely decorated!!

    March 19, 2010 at 9:59 AM
  73. [SK] said...

    i love the firecrakers and the "fu" ones, so nice!! don't even willing to eat them~~ :p

    March 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM
  74. [SK] said...

    hehehe, so did your fortune cookies message bring you some luck?? go and buy lottery!! hahaha..

    March 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM
  75. [SK] said...

    hmmmm, seems like everyone is bringing something to the potluck.. what did you bring foong?? didn't see you mentioning??

    March 19, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  76. [SK] said...

    oh well, don't tell me you didn't bring anything - but yet trying to bring something back home from the host~~ ish... ^_^

    March 19, 2010 at 10:03 AM
  77. Monica said...

    oh my ...all look so YUMMY and delicious! *drooling*

    March 19, 2010 at 3:27 PM
  78. CH Voon said...

    It is really nice party! She is very good to prepare a lot food for you and your friend.
    Cool! She really can cook and prepare a lot damn look nice food. She is capable be a good housewife.
    Hahaha am I right? Mr Foong.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:54 PM
  79. eastcoastlife said...

    So much food! I would 'attack' the box of chocolates!
    I like the box too. :)

    March 20, 2010 at 12:05 AM
  80. Faisal Admar said...

    oh i love steamboat! but kinda curious about passion fruit. suppose red one better?

    March 20, 2010 at 12:27 AM
  81. foongpc said...

    rose belle, no passion fruits in your city? Well, at least you have artificial flavored passion fruits in your handsoap and moisturisers! Haha!

    Yes, I love that Shangri-la box! Oh, yes do try the wood skewers for your next hotpot! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 AM
  82. foongpc said...

    fufu, quick! Return to Malaysia and we go for a seafood steamboat! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 AM
  83. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, it is good! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:07 AM
  84. foongpc said...

    ayie, next time you come to Malaysia, maybe we can have a potluck gathering! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:07 AM
  85. foongpc said...

    saucer, good job! LOL! Oh, I remember having steamboat in Cameron Highlands many many years ago! Nice to eat steamboat in cold weather! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:09 AM
  86. foongpc said...

    manglish, sure, if you are back in Malaysia, we can have a steamboat potluck gathering! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:10 AM
  87. foongpc said...

    unseen rajasthan, thanks, it is indeed fantastic! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:11 AM
  88. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, haha! We can always have our own steamboat potluck party, can't we? : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:14 AM
  89. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, nope, I didn't help. The host did all the work, haha!

    I think yes, those uncooked food are placed on plastic platters. Pretty neat, eh?

    Yes, the prawns were deshelled - it was fantastic! LOL! No quail eggs, I'm afraid, but I don't mind at all.

    So you collect mooncake boxes? haha! I used to do that too until I realised there's no more room for them so out they went!

    Yes, the fortune cookies were fun. We all read out our fortune one by one : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:22 AM
  90. foongpc said...

    angie tan, yes it is! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:23 AM
  91. foongpc said...

    mariuca,you love prawns too? Gimme 5! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:24 AM
  92. foongpc said...

    SK, haha yes with the skewers you won't lose your fishball in the pot.

    We are big eaters, hence the huge amount of food! Hehe.

    You still need to pay for my gym membership, but I guess my friends are partly responsible too. LOL!

    Yup, the spaghetti was excellent!

    Yeah, nice chocolates and choc box - I wish I can have that box! Haha!

    Of course I brought something - you missed it, go read again! Haha!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:28 AM
  93. foongpc said...

    monica, yes they were indeed yummy! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:29 AM
  94. foongpc said...

    CH Voon, yes you are absolutely right! : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM
  95. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, the box is nice, right? I wish I could take it back home : )

    March 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM
  96. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, not too sure of that as I seldom eat passion fruit! Haha

    March 23, 2010 at 12:31 AM
  97. Ice said...

    The ones that have firecrackers printed on them, are they chocolate too? Fascinating!

    March 23, 2010 at 7:59 AM