December 23, 2014
My family from Perth were staying in Brisbane until Christmas Eve evening. That meant we definitely had to take the opportunity to have an early Christmas dinner with everyone present.
If you know my family, food is a priority. You will never attend a family event with us and leave hungry. NEVER. EVER.
Visiting another city and living in a serviced apartment? No problem! The Nguyens always deliver!
Preparing the food is all part of the fun!
Sneaking in some more views from their apartment
The… Christmas tree?
Some of the food dishes… all homemade!
Inari – aburaage (deep fried tofu) bags filled with rice. Our addition – topped with seaweed – yum!
Variety of sushi rolls
Vietnamese cold meat – thit nguoi – one of the traditional meats seen in Viet subs
Roasted leg of lamb
Shrimp cocktail ring with traditional Viet garlic mayo. So much better than marinara sauce!
Curry egg salad
Ong Ba Ba!
Michael and his mom
Ong Ba Ut
My future parents-in-law 🙂
Ba Ut and I
View of the spread
And as always, family photos before eating!
She who cooks, carves
Self serve buffet
He’s so cute.
The following day, December 24, 2014, was all about relaxation and spending our last day together. We ate Christmas leftovers and hung out at the apartment. Michael and his parents climbed Mt Ngungun during the day and joined us at the apartment in the afternoon to see my family off.
Love my family! Don’t know when I’ll see them next 😦 Thank you so much for everything, can’t wait to see you again! ❤