Jun 5, 2012
Minus the bunting we had a great jubilee celebration on Sunday 3rd June. At Spicy Buddha we decided cucumber sandwiches were too overrated and not very Thai so we came up with a fusion British-Asian BBQ to celebrate Queenie and our commonwealth neighbours Malaysia and Singapore.
With the Queen’s amazing Thames flotilla pageant in the background and the odd burst of God Save the Queen we set for in house entertainment! Armed with BBQ tongs and umbrellas (it wouldn’t be a British or even a Thai BBQ without a shower or two) we were in jubilant spirits!
The menu was simple and tasty; I like to think that in my house I am the BBQ support chef queen. Meaning I do all the preparation, marinades, salads and accompaniments and Tom ‘the man’ does all the coal wafting and cooking! (He may occasionally beat his chest also).
For the BBQ menu there was a fair amount of chicken;
- Sticky BBQ chicken wings
- Spicy coconut chicken kebabs
- Homemade chicken satay skewers
- Thai style pork patties
- Homemade English coleslaw
- Two minute egg fried rice
I would like to think if dear old Liz and the Duke of Edinburgh popped by they would have enjoyed our royal feast. And as Thailand is a massive dog loving nation the corgis would’ve been most welcome.
Surprisingly although it was forecast for rain we didn’t require the umbrellas and in fact it was so hot (around 33°c plus whatever crazy percentage of humidity) we had to keep diving into the air con to try and regulate our body temperatures. We’ve had a lot of rain here lately, some might think we’ve moved to the tropics, ah yes that’s because we have and when it rains it pours!! So at times we are still able to share the wet times which remind us of good old Blighty and it’s unpredictable weather.
A resounding and jubilatory success I hope to line up many more fusion recipe BBQs.