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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Summer White Party

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Summer White Party
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I always fancy the idea of a perfect summer white party–beautiful people dressed up in all white or almost white, delicious foods, free-flowing drinks, all by the casual settings of lush green and shimmering blue water, on a pristine tropical island somewhere. White party is that perfect summer party I have always wanted to have: happy faces, candid picture moments, excellent foods, great company, engaging conversations, and most importantly, deliriously fun.

So, when I received an email from Foodbuzz about Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 for July, I immediately submitted my proposal for a Rasa Malaysia Summer White Party–an intimate party of about 10 people in my neighborhood club house. A private island hideaway in the Caribbean would be ideal, but my club house isn’t too shabby and comes complete with a sparkling pool, two BBQ grills, jacuzzi, and manicured landscaping. Thanks to the Foodbuzz team who selected my proposal, my summer white party dream did come true…

Settings: My neighborhood club house
Number of guests: Nine people, including Salt & Turmeric
When: 4:00 pm, July 25, Saturday
Budget: $250
Party Menu:

  1. Lobster claws and mango salad (click here for the recipe)
  2. USDA prime ribeye steaks
  3. Grilled lobsters with butter and parsley
  4. Malaysian-style grilled red snapper with sambal, wrapped in banana leaves (click here for the recipe)
  5. Bacon-wrapped sea scallops with cherry tomatoes (click here for a similar recipe)
  6. Grilled asparagus with salt and butter
  7. Grilled oysters (click here for a similar recipe)
  8. Grilled Malaysia-style curry clams (not served)

The food theme was pretty much surf and turf, with loads with expensive seafood and shellfish that are uncommon BBQ items. If I could spend on lobsters and USDA prime beef, why would I want to serve hot dogs and chicken wings? You get the idea.

Please take note that we never got to grilling the clams because we were completely bloated with food and booze by the time the oysters were done. I will share the clam recipe separately in a new post.

All in all though, it was a successful summer white party albeit the smaller scale. I think everyone loved the “theme” idea and that we all got to dress up a little bit for the occasion. I especially loved it that both LK and M were all decked out in white and looked utterly dashing. While F and I had been so excited to put on our sexy white dress. S and K were, as usual, their goofy selves, and came in almost white, while J resembled a movie star, and K looked so elegant and classy in her white mini dress and hat! The youngest and sweetest A wore an almost white attire. As you can see from the pictures, everyone was so relaxed and gorgeous!

Here are some simple recipes for your reference. Other recipes can be found in my archives. I would like to thank Foodbuzz for making this party a reality. We all had a fabulous–not to mention an absolutely delicious–time yesterday, and I look forward to more white parties, bigger and better ones, in the near future!

Butter and Parsley Sauce for Grilled Lobster1 stick butter
1 teaspoon finely chopped Italian parsley leaves
Salt to taste


Melt the butter using a small sauce pan (on low heat). Add salt into the melted better and add the chopped parsley leaves. Set aside.

Brush lobsters with the butter and parsley sauce before grilling and continue to brush them while grilling. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Ribeye Steaks Recipe

USDA prime ribeye steaks
Extra virgin olive oil
Black pepper


Brush extra virgin olive oil generously on both sides of the meat. Season with salt and pepper. Grill to your liking and serve immediately.

Bacon-wrapped Sea Scallops with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

1 pack bacon
2 lbs sea scallops
Cherry tomatoes


Wrap one piece of bacon around a sea scallop and skewer it onto a bamboo skewer. Add a cherry tomato in between each scallop. Three scallops and two cherry tomatoes on each stick.

Grill over fire until cooked. Serve immediately.

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41 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. the crustacean looks deadly … in every way. :)

    how cool, to have summer party over there. here, it’s always summer, hence we embrace the rain more often than not.

    • Well, the thing about Malaysia is that you can have this kind of party as much as you want, and better still, you can have it in the many islands there. Now I just need to get myself a bungalow complete with pool in a tropical island somewhere in Asia!

  2. We loved and enjoyed the white-themed party! Yup, the moment I found the white dress, I couldn’t wait for the party. And the guys, they just looked dashing don’t they? Remember that 1 guy commenting if it was Diddy’s party? That was funny. lol.

    Oh Im still thinking of the grilled fish with sambal. They were really really good!

  3. i haven’t been to an all white party but sounds i could be missing out on a great deal, especially if the spread looks like this! where’s the recipe for the Malaysian red snapper?!! I have to make that!

  4. Orchidea

    The food looks fantastic! I like this idea of a summer white party… you all look so good in white!

  5. kl_changs

    Very very nice, Bee!

    Relaxed glam. Gorgeous people. Scrumptious makan.

    Hoping to see ur non-grill Ikan Bakar soon : )

  6. NYMY

    The allure of southern California. The pictures really capture the whole OC kind of vibe, too. How I wish I was still in SoCal. You can have outdoor activities everyday for 8 – 9 months of the year. It’s only cold, like 2 months of a year? We are embracing the thunderstorm and Malaysian-like monsoon rain this time of year in east coast :(

  7. Valerie

    I agree with the others, you guys look fantastic in whites. Also, the food is so delectable. Bee, are you the one holding the plate of lobster? How about Salt and Tumeric?

  8. There is something rather ethereal about a white party isn’t there? Love the idea, and especially the lobster! So exciting we got picked for 24, 24, 24 this month

  9. I used to have a summer white party on the stage in my backyard in the 90’s. Always a good time. Yours looked like it was the event to be at. Cheers!

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