The Richmond Community Kitchens celebrated the end of the session before the summer break with a potluck picnic at the South Arm Park.
It was a great summer evening and the group enjoyed the food and the company in the park.
We enjoyed the varieties of food from all the participants. The above was pancit from Jinda. It was a little spicy and tangy and quite appetizing.
Teresa made a traditional Salvadoran dish called Pupusa. Pupusa is made with corn tortilla and her Pupusa is filled with some kind of meat. Teresa served the Pupusa with curtido and salsa. Curtido is fermented cabbage slaw with red chilies and vinegar.
Teresa also brought some fried yucca (cassava) for finger food.
A lot of interest in the Salvorado dishes.
Shirley mad a big plate of mashed potato salad with hard boiled egg, ham and strawberries.
Shriley also made some mini bagel sandwiches with ham, lettuce and olives.
Minoo made a big jug of the refreshing Apple Cider Mint drink for the picnic.
Terumi made California Roll which is always in great demand, especially from kids.
Terumi also made a sweet rice cake filled with red bean paste for dessert.
Lingering around the table waiting to dig in.
I made a Tofu Puff Appetizer which I got the recipe from my friend, KY during one of the summer potluck gathering. This is so simple to make but my family loves it.
The Tofu Puff Appetizer is made with just three ingredients, deep fried tofu puff, cilantro and Thai sweet chili sauce. Just snipped the tofu puff into small cubes, add chopped cilantro and season with the Thai sweet chili sauce to taste.
Linda made fried vermicelli noodle, another filipino style noodle.
Peggy made some phyllo cups filled with corn, peas, carrots, etc.
Peggy brought along her friend, Lulu who made some cranberry and walnut buns. I would love to have the recipe for this.
Catherine made a chicken dish with herbs, onions and potatoes.
Some participants had to leave early, so they had the privileged to start first.
It’s time for everyone to dig in.
For those who were working and did not have time to cook, they brought store bought food. Carlos and Linda brought a beef and fish dish from some foodcourt.
Emily H brought a Lemon Cheese Crisp from Costco and watermelon.
Candy bought Tofu Pudding from the Garden City Kabob Grill which I have always wanted to try. It was creamy and tender.
Annie brought a sweet yam bread. The yam is in the filling.
Someone (sorry I did not get your name) brought a pizza which is popular with kids.
A few people brought cherries which is in season.
Migrating from the main dish table to the dessert table.
Kim and Dorothy made some egg tart to share.
Kiki made some mini cranberry muffins.
Hanna made some Chinese Eight Treasure Black Sticky Rice Pudding.
Lastly, Irena brought some fried ribbon like pastry that gone in a jiffy.
We had a great time at the potluck with food and friends. Till me meet again in Fall.
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How luck you are to be part of such a lovely community! What a beautiful thing to be able to share food and friendship.
That spread looks great! Can I please get a recipe for Teresa’s stuffed pupsas? I thought they were naan at first. Food always tastes better when you share it with amazing company.
Congratulations on picking a sunny day for your picnic. I’m so glad you didn’t have to move it indoors at the last minute.
I’ve never heard of mashed potato salad! My family are mashed potato fiends so I need to figure it out. It is so pretty with the ham and strawberries, but strawberries in potato salad is new to me! Does it have mayonnaise or dressing mixed in to the potatoes?