Photos below was the buffet lovingly cooked by Dete Irene and financed by Imelda, kudos to the both of them!
Happy looking / salivating *grins*.
|Lechon Ulo by Mang Ruping's|
Apple and cheese slices were added to make it a bit more food porn-worthy, hehe. Truth: the accompanying apple wouldn't fit the roasted pig's mouth, nagka-crack 'yong mukha nya kapag pinipilit namin ibuka kaya sliced apple na lang ang nangyari, hehe.
|Nanay's Pancit Malabon|
Pangpahaba ng buhay courtesy of Antonette and her boyfriend, sorry I forgot his name, I don't think I was listening when he was introduced to hubby, no offense meant though, I just have a really, really short attention span *chuckles*.
|Aling Norma's Pancit Malabon|
Another pangpahaba ng buhay, this time courtesy of Sharon and family (father-in-law's close friends).
|Duck Fried Rice|
The roasted duck and fried rice was prepared and cooked by another family friend residing in Malabon, I wasn't able to meet him/her as s/he didn't physically attend the affair. I never care with roasted duck and ducks (dishes) in general but his/her Duck Fried Rice is to die for, I super love that dish! My favorit-est of them all!
Financed, prepared and cooked by Tita Esie (FIL's sister), yup, all by herself, everyone were busy doing their own thing, no one bother to help her cook, not even to stir in her behalf, haha.
|Pork and Chicken Adobo w/hard-boiled Eggs|
Two kinds of fresh lumpia were brought by Ninong Boy (one of FIL's bestfriend), I have no idea whether it was homemade or bought somewhere, I didn't dare to ask but I dared to be the first one to get a serving (when it was time to eat), hehe.
|Inihaw na Baboy (grilled pork)|
Syempre, mawawala ba naman ang mga pica-pica para papakin at pampawala ng gutom bago ang lunch at ang pinakamahalaga sa pananaw ng mga tomador - pulutan. Syempre hindi, the list starts from top *smiles*.
|Fried (bite-sized) Cheesedogs|
And, of course, desserts - a meal, a get-together, a party can never be complete without my beloved desserts.
I ordered the kakanin (photos above) from a co-worker's cousin-in-law, Ate Bekbek, and it's worth every penny. Sarap!
|the birthday cake|
|Sorbetes (dirty ice cream)|
|Cheese and Chocolate flavors|
|slab of meat of the grill|
One of those dishes that weren't able to make it to their photo op schedules, tsk, tsk... kawawang mga pagkain, wala man lang remembrance.
I know it's pretty late and all, still, a happy, happy birthday Tatay Ilyo! More years and chicks to come *grins*.