Cherilynn turned 8 last week and we had a po-piah (spring rolls) party held for her. I ordered fresh po-piah wraps from a neighbourhood foodstall and also a container of factory-made pie-tee shells. I asked my mom to cook the fillings for the po-piah, while I helped with the preparation of ingredients.
The kids (and adults) definitely had fun wrapping our own po-piah with ingredients that we like. We can choose to add more of those ingredients we favoured. It was such a blast.
Of course, any party is not complete without a cake. This year, I chose to make a pralet. And I had to purposely make a trip to a baking supply store to get varlhorna chocolate and cocoa powder for it. But it a trip so worthwhile coz the chocolate made such a big difference! I followed the recipe from Jo meticulously, except that I made the cake into an 8in one. The recipe had looked complicated but when I was working on it, everything turned out well and the process was very smooth. Completed on the cake in no time. Beside making the cake bigger, I also reduced the amt of liquor to half, as kids will be eating. But then, the kids still did not take too well to the liquor, so I guess half the amount of liquor is still too strong for them. :P
The fillings for the po-piah.Greens for the po-piah.Other ingredients.... hard boiled eggs, ground peanuts and chinese sausage.Alternative for po-piah... pie-tee.Also made almond jelly.... after meal dessert.Another shot of the cake
Innard shot of the cake, pardon the image quality.. taken with the iphone with low lighting condition.
Here are some pics.....