Gardening Club Christmas Party at Pui Ying Christian Services Society

Lorna invited me to a Christmas party organized by the Gardening Club at Pui Ying Christian Services Society.

The Pui Ying Christian Services Society is located at Sexsmith Road and Cambie Road. The gardening club meets on the second Tuesday of every month for gardening seminars and workshops. The club also holds a variety of tours to visit farms, gardens, nurseries, wineries, and hatcheries on the second Saturday of every month. Some other seasonal events include going to tulips festival, cherry picking, salmon return sight seeing, and corn maze tour.

The party started  with the singing of “Joy to the World” in Cantonese. After several speeches by the chairman of the gardening club, the coordinator of the society and a guest speaker, dinner commenced. There were a lot food, some were catered and some were homemade.

The above Braised Duck with Taro was made by a well known chef, Bernice Taam (known as Mrs Taam) in the Chinese Community. She has published several cookbooks in Chinese and appeared in TV cooking show and also conducts cooking class.

Here are more of the food photos; BBQ pork ribs (homemade).

Spaghetti with ham (homemade).

Roast pork (homemade) presented in a lovely rose.

Here are the catered ones; Braised Beef with Daikon.

Roast Pork.

Deep Fried Fish Fillet.

Pork Chops.

Braised Tofu.

Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables.

“Bak Chit Gai”, Chicken dish.

Honey Garlic Pork.

The filler include fried rice, Singaporean fried vermicelli and braised yee mien. I missed some of the dishes as everyone was eager to eat.

Most of the desserts were homemade. The above is Coconut Pudding.

Mini Pecan Tarts.

Rice Crispy Squares.

Lorna brought a huge platter of grapes and cherry tomatoes flavoured with olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.

“Loh Mei Chi” with various filings; peanuts, red bean paste and black sesame paste. You can find the recipe here.

Cakes from Costco.

The desserts that I enjoyed most were the Sweet Soups. The above is Taro with Sago Sweet Soup. All the sweet soups were piping hot as they were stored with thermos pot.

The above is Barley Bean Curd Egg Sweet Soup.

Lastly, Walnut Sweet Soup. All the sweet soups were great as they were not overly sweet.

The event ended with lucky draws. The above was the grand prize that everyone was eyeing at.

My lucky ticket won me a plant.I’m not sure what it’s called but the donor of the prize explained that this plant is good to be placed near the window in the bedroom as it emits oxygen at night.

Lorna, I had a great time at the party and thank you very much for inviting me.

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