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Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ Middle Eastern Food For Foodie Night

September 27, 2011





These are photos from the Foodie Night I hosted at my place recently. What’s Foodie Night? One of my friends started a group of women to get together once a month for a potluck style dinner on Friday night. Each time a theme for the food is picked and each participant brings food to go with the theme. You make one dish and you get to eat other dishes your friends make. Good deal, right?

Since I hosted this time, I picked Middle East as our theme and decorated my home to create a little more mood for the evening. Going to the Arabian Night costume party a couple of weeks ago definitely helped to get myself in the right mood for it.

I used what I already had in the house to decorate with. I picked up a bird cage made by Kalingga at Kem Chicks Supermarket on Kemang Raya in Kemang. I picked it up for our kids room, but I decided to use it as a center piece decoration just for this party. The red cloth on the coffee table is a sarong from one of the islands in Indonesia. The table cloth on the dining table is from Senegal which my husband got me a long time ago when we lived there. The tapestry that I basically taped on the ceiling is the one my husband had since his collage years.

I didn’t take any photos of our food as I was entertaining, but we had a great spread and everything was delicious. I made Middle Eastern Eggplant Salad and Khoshaf, Dried Fruit Salad. Now I’m inspired to try more Middle Eastern Food at home!

先日うちでフーディーナイトと呼ぶお食事会を開きました。フーディーナイトとは、友人が女友達を集め、1ヶ月に一度金曜日に食事を持ち寄ってお食事会を開くグループです。毎回食事のテーマを決め、テーマに沿って食事を作ります。一品だけ作り、友人が作った他のお食事も食べれるって、美味しいですよ。

今回私がホストをしたので、私がテーマを中東を選び、パーティーのために自分なりに中東っぽく飾ってみました。つい数週間前に行ったばかりのアラビアンナイトのコスチュームパーティーは、今回のパーティーを計画する上で、とても助かりました。

ムード作りの飾りは家にあるものを使ってみました。テーブルの上にあるKalinggaの鳥かごは、クマン通りにあるKem Chicksスーパーマーケットにあって気に入って、子供部屋に買ったもので、コーヒーテーブルのセンターピースに使ってみました。コーヒーテーブルの上の赤い布は、実はインドネシアのどこかの島からのお土産の巻きスカートです。ダイニングテーブルに使ったテーブルクロスは、セネガルに住んでいた頃夫が買ってくれた布です。天井に張ってある布は、夫が大学時代から持っているインドのタペストリーです。

今回はホストだったので、お食事の写真を一切取らなかったのですが、お食事はバラエティーに富んで、とても素晴らしかったです。私は中東風揚げなすのサラダと、コーシェフというドライフルーツサラダを準備しました。パーティーのお陰で、もっと中東料理を作ってみたいと思うようになりましたよ。

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  1. September 27, 2011 6:32 pm

    What an excellent idea to get together regularly with your friends, Kaho! I really love how you decorated the ceiling (so inventive!) and your table scape.

    The 2 lighting in the back of the drink bar looked gorgeous! What are those?

    • September 28, 2011 2:24 am

      Those are just Asian inspired design lamps we got for our wedding many years ago from Pier 1. I like them a lot! Thanks for your comment!!

  2. kaori permalink
    September 27, 2011 6:49 pm

    Foodie Night 美味しかったぁ。なすのサラダ作ってみます。レシピありがと〜。

    • September 28, 2011 2:24 am

      是非是非〜。楽しかったね〜。

  3. September 27, 2011 7:14 pm

    Sounds like a fun group to join!

    • September 28, 2011 2:25 am

      You should make one in your neighborhood, too. It’s an easy, fun and cheap way to have a girls night.

  4. Tika permalink
    September 27, 2011 11:02 pm

    It looks so cozy :)

  5. September 28, 2011 12:17 pm

    Your house looks lovely and I love how you decorated it so moody. Very nice!
    My husband bought me a tagine a long time ago, and I realized that I haven’t used it. Your middle east spread inspires me to start using it…

    • September 28, 2011 7:09 pm

      Thanks! My house usually does not have anything Middle Eastern, so I needed to make it look more exotic. I had fun decorating!!

  6. September 28, 2011 8:16 pm

    That sounds like a great idea! I should maybe do something like that with my friends here too! having an Israeli husband I obviously LOVE middle eastern food especially the mythical eggplant salad….is one of my fav things to do and eat!

  7. September 29, 2011 1:45 am

    Lovely theme. You decorate beautifully too. I like Middle Eastern food so much. Below our condo we have 2 resto serving middle eastern food. Bliss.

  8. October 4, 2011 2:46 am

    What a fun night you must have had- it sounds like you decorated perfectly for the theme and it’s great you were able to finds things around your home to do so.

  9. kimberly permalink
    February 26, 2014 5:52 pm

    I love your blog! I am about to be moving to Jakartaand was very nervous,but your blog has made me excited…. even the challenging ones! I am from texas so knowing your part texan….lol…the husband part lol.helped me to relate. anyway good job and thank you ;)

    • February 27, 2014 10:35 am

      Thank you for such a sweet comment!!! Good luck and I hope your move and transition will be easy and smooth!

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