Monday, June 13, 2016

A Weekend of Entertaining and Eating

We are finally beginning to have guests over to our apartment, which is really fun.

This past weekend, we may have overdone it a little bit, by hosting two separate sets of friends back to back, and then going out for dinner on Sunday night.

On Friday night, we had friends over for food and drinks, where we had a great time catching up and seeing each other.  I'm not sure how it happens, but in Hong Kong you can go months (in what feels like the blink of an eye) without seeing each other or finding a mutually agreeable time to hang out.

On Saturday night, we also hosted a mahjong double date night, which was great fun, as always.  For some reason, mahjong always goes late into the night...

We lit candles.  I bought peonies.  We made fancy water (with lemon slices and mint).  We put out placemats and napkins and nice forks and knives.  You know, we did the hostess-y things.

And finally, on Sunday night we went to dinner with a couple of friends at Nikuya Room, a Korean fusion barbecue restaurant that had incredibly fresh ingredients.  We sampled some very innovative dishes, which I had never heard of or tried before (Korean style beef tartare, grilled beef smeared with minced onion, grilled pork cheek served with wasabi and lemon...and an amazing fatty beef sirloin served lightly grilled, dipped into raw egg and wrapped around rice).

So basically this was a weekend of entertaining and eating excess!

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