We were all planning a surprise .. well a mini surprise for our September babies ..
and since they were so into this plushie called sirotan , a very Kawaii Japanese seal that disguises itself in multiple things, from food like strawberry, to an insect such as a bumble bee.
That being said, troopie alicia suggested we try something different this year and opted to have sirotan themed cupcakes ( the cake version of sirotan looked abit squashed from the picture) ..
We also each ‘pot-lucked’ a dish (reliving good ole Melbourne ‘poor international student aka maid’ days) ..
There were many much more food on the table. I was helping troopie wennie with her chawamushi( steamed egg) dish but i totally wrecked it 😦 .. and I think our favourite was the spicy salmon that troopie alicia had made! If you spot on the first picture, the dish that looks like its white and covered in mayonnaise – was totally walloped by all of us!
After this awesome home cooked meal,
For the above savoury meal, should you see any dishes and require the recipe, please feel free to pm/e-mail me.
We ordered sirotan cupcakes, topped off with plain vanilla cream and with a salted caramel filling inside. We ordered from this facebook website called Bake’n’ Bits. She was a very nice and patient lady in trying to advice us and accommodating to our taste preferences. Overall, the cupcake was pretty moist, and I quite like the caramel filling – not too overpowering. I am not a cream person so the cream was abit too much for me.. But I guess to shape the seal, we do need a considerable amount of cream in it. .. But it looked too cute to be eaten!!! (mine committed suicide halfway when I was trying to take a bite)