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Another birthday meal :D This one was the family one and we combined it with Mother's Day - second Sunday in May in Australia. We did our family thing and went to Chan's, previous entries here and here. We had some old favourites plus a few other treats...



They gave Mum and I the "Princess" :P
chairs for the special events


Short soup - simple and delicious,
not overly salty and slippery thin skinned parcels of pork


 


Four Treasure soup


Prawns, chicken, and um...to be honest, I'm not sure
what the four treasures are besides the first two!
I just know it's delicious, creamy and tasty.


My favourite: Hong Kong Fillet Steak


One of my Mum's faves, crispy skin chicken
served with a little dish of salt and other seasonings


Chinese broccoli


Sweet and sour pork. Scarily coloured, but good.
I'm not sure if it's traditional to colour it red with colouring,
or if it's done with tomato sauce as I've seen on some
websites, but theirs doesn't taste overly tomatoey to me. Curious.


Pork in 'special' (because I can't remember the name) 
sauce with yummy sweet pineapple underneath



And for dessert, they gave us a Bomb Alaska gratis!


With sparklers!!!!


It was SUPER sweet but so good.
I love gooey meringue.

 



Chan's Canton Village Restaurant
Cnr Camden Valley Way & Cedar Road
Casula, Sydney, NSW, 2170
Phone: 02 9602 0113


Chan's Canton Village Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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seldearslj
Jun. 7th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
Hee. Yum! I haven't had crispy-skinned chicken in ages! My family hasn't been out for a while!
thefragrantelf
Jun. 9th, 2009 07:33 am (UTC)
So good! I love family meals.
jimmy_book
Jun. 7th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! Yum! All of that looks so good, I can't even pick a potential favorite. I've only had Baked Alaska once and think of it often.

In the U.S. sweet and sour sauce is quite often bright red (sometimes even hot pink) with no hint of tomato. I prefer when it's a pale orange. The red kind here is excessively sweet to me.
thefragrantelf
Jun. 9th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
It was sweetness overload, but so delicious!

Yes, it's pale orange when my Mum makes it. I like it when there's the good balance of sweet/sour...just a little tartness on the tongue.
mspixieears
Jun. 7th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Baked Alaska! You know, lately I've been craving the soft barbecue pork buns. This post isn't helping :)
thefragrantelf
Jun. 9th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
Oh yum! And now you've given me a craving for soft pork buns. Gaaaaah.
mspixieears
Jun. 9th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
I sorries! I haven't had them forever though!
thefragrantelf
Jun. 11th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Heehee, I'm always craving Yum Cha type foods :D
islegrl
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
Oh, no! Did I miss your birthday? Happy Belated Birthday! <3

I've never tried a Bomb Alaska but, it sure does look good! And, so pretty! *^^*
thefragrantelf
Jun. 9th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)

The Bomb Alaska was delish, super sweet creamy meringue and vanilla icecream with a bit of cake on the bottom.
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