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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tea Party for a Cause

Lets takeover the top 9!  Foodbuzz and Kelly Ripa is challenge each of us to have a tea party for Ovarian awareness.  For each tea party posted, Foodbuzz will donate 50 dollars to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.  Come and visit Kelly’s Website to help support the cause. 
It took me a couple of days to figure out what I wanted to make.  I had so many ideas but I decided to do an Asian inspired tea party.  It was mainly because I had the ingredients and I had some of the dishes partially made.  I also took this opportunity to practice my croissant recipe. 

My Menu
Chicken Empanadas
Mini Pork Siopao
Fresh Lumpia
Japanese Cotton Cheesecake
Sticky Rice with Mango
Calamansi-Cream Cheese Danish
Since I was busy taking pictures, I took the opportunity to include The Daughter’s Best Friend and Ate for this little tea party.  She is The Best Friend (Girl) daughter.  The Best Friend even had the girls wore hats for this occasion.  They felt so special to have all of these dishes just for them.IMG_4113
Calamansi-Cream Cheese Danish *I will post the recipe later
Fresh Lumpia, Chicken Empanadas, and Mini Siopao
Japanese Cotton Cheesecake *In a later post
Sticky Rice with Mango
Mini Siopao
That hat didn’t last that long

Sticky Rice with Mango
*You are able to increase the amount quite easily. 
1 Cup of Sweet (Glutinous) Rice
3/4 Cup of Water
1/2-3/4 Cup of Sugar *depending on how sweet you like your sticky rice
1/4 Cup of Coconut Milk
  1. Cook the rice the way you know how to make it (either by a rice cooker or a pot) and use the ratio of 1 cup of rice to 3/4 cup of water.
  2. Once the rice is cooked, place the rice in a skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add the sugar and coconut milk.  Keep in mind the measurements for sugar and coconut milk is to taste and how sticky the rice is already.
  4. Fully incorporate everything and once it is completely mixed let it simmer.   Occasionally flip the rice to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan. 
  5. Cook until all the liquid is fully evaporated than remove from the heat.
  6. Let it cool
This is where it alters
Most of the time, I would wrap the rice in banana leaves and than I would steam it for about 15 minutes.  You are also able to shape it into tubes and fry it.  This time I decided to put it in mini glasses and top with mango. 


  1. Oh my gosh, she looks adorable in that last picture! And I'm happy to see all those dishes and glasses finally put to use :D
    I want a calamansi danish please. I hope you saved me one :D

  2. How adorable! Those photos are too much, and the tea menu is splendid.

  3. I love sticky rice and all these pictures! The menu is just perfect and for a great cause! Great job!

  4. like all these food cute pictures looks like it was fun

  5. Aww! Those girls are so adorable! Love all the tea party items!

  6. The pictures are just precious! I adore the hat. ;)

    Everything looks so good.

  7. Great way to raise money! And what a lovely tea party guest in front of a fab menu! Love it.

    P.S. got my mooncake mold on Ebay ;-)

  8. You did a whole menu! Fantastic, Joy and I love the Asian theme. I also love the hat on your adorable daughter!

  9. I love cheese empanadas. nice recipes and ur daughter is so cute.. Thanks for visiting my space. Happy to follow you.

  10. Oh what fun! Your daughters are adorable. Love the hats. I use to love to have tea parties with my daughter when she was young. Shes a teen now and just rolls her eyes. I love your Asian theme and that cheesecake looks to die for. I bookmarked the sticky rice. Sounds delish.

  11. Joy, I just love your tea party you threw. That hat is so cute, I used to force my daugthers to wear them, but they didn't last long on them either. Wish I could of been at your party.
    Hope you are having a great week.

  12. Everything sounds so delicious! And your daughter is ADORABLE!

  13. Love the photos - you're daughter's so cute!

    Sounds like a great theme for the meal too - I love the array of both sweet and savory foods.

  14. I love your Asian inspired tea party and all of your goodies. The pictures of the girls in their hats are too cute.

  15. Such beautiful little girls. I bet they enjoyed their tea-time treats. What a gorgeous tea party!

  16. oh those pictures are way too cute!

  17. with that precious face who needs anything else she is gorgeous! love the roundup of foods here!

  18. Absolutely adorable kiddos. Then add the amazing food.....great job :). I will defiantly be trying the mango sticky rice . And i was drooling over the Japanese Cotton Cheesecake, cant wait for that post.

  19. Your girls are so cute! This looks like fun and sounds delicious. An Asian inspired tea party is a great idea!

  20. What fun and what great food! The girls are adorable :D Wish I was there to join the fun!

  21. I loovvve sticky rice & mango together!! Thanks for the recipe! Everything looks great :)

  22. Your little girls are such beauties! Everything looks delicious.

  23. Such wonderful treats to serve at a tea party, yum!

  24. I love sticky rice with mango! Yours sounds delicious, and looks beautiful from the photos :)!

  25. Oh my gosh! What an adorable tea party companion. She's lovely and so is your tea party.

  26. love all the dishes joy, especially the calamansi-cream cheese danish!

  27. The young ladies at your Tea Party are absolutely adorable. Quite the spread for the event. Everything looks delicious.

  28. omg i love lumpia! your menu looks tantalizing!

  29. How adorable! Looks like fun!

    RLV @ { }

  30. They all look scrumptious specially the sticky rice and mangoes!

    What happened to her hat?:)

  31. I made the sticky rice and mangoes as a side to BBQ shrimp skewers this past weekend. What a great combo. Love that sweet sticky rice!