We hosted our first proper dinner party at home for Mark’s good friends from his HSBC days, the Curries and the McMahons.
Soto Ayam (Indonesian chicken broth with glass noodles)
Roasted Five-spice Quail with a soy-kaffir lime glaze
Indonesian Beef Rendang with Begedil (potato cakes) and a Vietnamese herb salad
Vanilla ice-cream with lychees
Great tip from my mom – when you’re stressed, always go with Malay/Indonesian food because almost everything can be prepped in advance, leaving you to sort out the logistics of candles, cleaning and looking pretty before the guests arrive!