Hubby was our chef that night. Up until the day before, we still hadn’t thought of what we would be having for our media noche, so he just checked the internet for options, printed the recipes that caught his interest, and we went to the neighbourhood supermarket for the ingredients he needed.
It was his first time to cook baked salmon and crispy lechon belly so he followed Panlasang Pinoy’s steps to the T. He was really busy that whole night in the kitchen.
Before 12 o'clock, we sat down for our midnight meal while enjoying the best view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. If you haven’t seen what made it earn the Guiness World Record title for “World’s Largest LED-Illuminated Façade,” here it is:
As for our food, the salmon was ok, but our favourite was the bellychon. The skin was sooo crispy and crunchy! It tasted just like the traditional lechon in the Philippines that’s roasted over fire…minus the charcoal taste (even though there were some burnt edges). Absolutely delicious!
There we spent lunch and an afternoon of more yummy food and just having a good time. While the kids ran around and had fun, we adults enjoyed a hilarious game of Party Flippo’ which is an app inspired by the popular Pinoy Henyo.
When we were too tired from laughing, I tested the camera (yup, the one I won from McDonald's) and just clicked away.
Anyway, it was such a great way to spend the first day of the year, and I’m so glad I enjoyed it with the people I love most.