20 February 2012

A Birthday Celebration at Martina's

On Saturday evening, Martina and Rob had us over for dinner in honor of the fact that 3 out of the 6 of us had birthdays during February.  What's even better is that they are all within one week of each other with Rob's being on the 3rd, mine being on the 10th, and Karen's hubby TP's being on the 11th.  I don't know, maybe it's an ex-pat thing? ;)   

Since Martina's half Burmese, she went all out in treating us to a traditional Burmese meal {with Rob's help of course!}.  Having been to Burma in 2006, I couldn't wait to relive some of my most treasured travel memories.  

Dinner started with the most delicious prawns and sticky rice and then for the mains we were served some amazing Burmese chicken curry.  It was the first time I'd ever seen boiled egg added to this type of dish and I also loved that the curry was made on top of noodles rather than the usual rice or cous cous.  For dessert we were further spoiled with ice cream sprinkled with cookie crumbs and a dash of kahlua.  And come on, who can really ever complain about vanilla ice cream and kahlua?  I think my waistline may have expanded by a good two inches, but it was so worth it!

We have been so very blessed to have met such amazing people since moving to Jo'burg.

Thank you so much Rob and Martina for a fantastic dinner and for always opening your house to us!

The Starter: Grilled Prawns & Sticky Rice
The Main: Burmese Chicken Curry {so delicious!}
Two of my favorite ladies and bloggers!

Next time I think it's our turn to host dinner.

I'm leaning towards a Mexican theme :)

22 comments:

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  2. Looks like such a fun night and yummm that food looks to die for! I definitely think you should have a mexican dinner party, that's one of my favourites. Now I'm imagining tacos, mmm!

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  3. What an amazing night! You are so lucky to have such great friends there... so happy for you!

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  4. Lovely pictures.

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  5. Dinner looks amazing! I think it's about time for me to eat lunch as that made my mouth water!

    Also - definitely go Mexican! Whenever I've lived abroad, that's definitely the food I've missed the most!

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  6. Oh gosh, everything looks amazing! YUM! I definitely say go Mexican. That is my favorite!

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  7. Ooh! It looks like so much fun, and really delicious. I think I would have much rathered your Mexican theme though! I'm slightly obsessed with Mexican foods!

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  8. It was such a great dinner, wasn't it? I'm still trying to get over the stories of your younger days that you told us. Hahaha!

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  9. Oh my goodness that looks so yummy! I bet you get to try all sorts of different kinds of foods! The funny thing though is whenever I eat elegant foreign foods all I want is a burger. I guess it's the grass is greener syndrome :)

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  10. dinner with friends is one of my favorite things ever! looks like so much fun!

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  11. this looks so fun and so delicious!

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  12. hmm. strange. my invite must have been lost.

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  13. Looks like a fun evening and YUMO! I'm salivating.

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  14. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! And the food looks delicious! :D

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  15. Now that's what I call a good time.

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  16. Sweet post! And the food does look delish!

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  17. oh wow, the food looks delicious! i want someeee. ;)

    p.s. i hope you all had a happy birthday!!! :D

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  18. I'm really glad I found your blog! My boyfriend is from Pretoria and it makes me smile to read a blog of an American who relocated over there!

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