Friends, Uncategorized A BBQ DONE SHANGHAINESE STYLE 14 April 2009

Spent a gorgeous Saturday afternoon having our 1st BBQ in Shanghai! We were blessed with bright blue skies and sunny weather.. a beautiful Spring day and perfect weather for a BBQ. There were around 20-30 of us and I realised that “BBQ” in Shanghai is totally different to a BBQ in Australia. An Aussie BBQ consists of a few sausages thrown on the BBQ, then wrapped up in plain white bread with a tumble of cooked onions and tomato sauce. Here in Shanghai, there was none of that. It was all gourmet-ish food – massive massive prawns, salmon kebabs, steaks, chicken wings, pork ribs, etc etc. There was SO MUCH food that all of us only managed to eat half!

And, of course, in Shanghai, no one ever does anything themselves 😉 So a typical BBQ meant having 2 chefs come over and cook us the food whilst we relaxed out on the balcony and nibbled on snacks indoors. And when we’re done? An “ayi” (aka. maid) cleans everything up. Brilliant!! This is why Shanghai is awesome – perfect for lazy ass people 😉


Chefs that come over and cook you gourmet BBQ food… Only in Shanghai!!

The girls!


28 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on April 14, 2009 at 3:49 am

    I’m so amused you guys hired a chef to do your barbecue 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 14, 2009 at 6:14 am

      Takes the thinking out of it right 😉

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  • madmoneymonkey posted on April 14, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Wow cool! Perhaps I can rent out my husband and do the same thing in SG! ROFL!

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    • beverly posted on April 14, 2009 at 6:15 am

      Ohhh it would be so good if he could do a proper gourmet bbq… mmm!!! i bet there’s a demand in the market for that 😛

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  • berlinlee posted on April 14, 2009 at 5:25 am

    🙂

    Hi Beverly,

    In SG the do that too… chef come over and cook for us:):):)

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    • beverly posted on April 14, 2009 at 6:16 am

      Re: 🙂

      Oh haha, it’s awesome hey?! I love not having to deal with the hassle 😛

      Reply
  • jujubee715 posted on April 14, 2009 at 7:59 am

    omg that’s so cool lol. how luxurious LOLOL

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    • beverly posted on April 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm

      It’s cos labour is relatively much cheaper here! 😛

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  • starbucksweetie posted on April 14, 2009 at 3:49 am

    I’m so amused you guys hired a chef to do your barbecue 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 14, 2009 at 6:14 am

      Takes the thinking out of it right 😉

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on April 14, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Wow cool! Perhaps I can rent out my husband and do the same thing in SG! ROFL!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 14, 2009 at 6:15 am

      Ohhh it would be so good if he could do a proper gourmet bbq… mmm!!! i bet there’s a demand in the market for that 😛

      Reply
  • berlinlee posted on April 14, 2009 at 5:25 am

    🙂

    Hi Beverly,

    In SG the do that too… chef come over and cook for us:):):)

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    • beverly posted on April 14, 2009 at 6:16 am

      Re: 🙂

      Oh haha, it’s awesome hey?! I love not having to deal with the hassle 😛

      Reply
  • jujubee715 posted on April 14, 2009 at 7:59 am

    omg that’s so cool lol. how luxurious LOLOL

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    • beverly posted on April 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm

      It’s cos labour is relatively much cheaper here! 😛

      Reply
  • gilraen_girl posted on April 15, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Looks great, but if you only ate sausages on white bread with sauce at Oz barbecues, girl you were going to the wrong ones! 😉

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    • beverly posted on April 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

      Nooo those are the best ones, haha! I love plain ‘ol sausages on white bread, with onions and tomato sauce. Mmmmmmmmmmmm

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      • peachietree posted on April 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

        Is that an Aussie thing? Serious question! I went to a BBQ held at a good friend’s friend’s house… they were two Australian’s and we ate only buns with sausages, which were fine but Americans, you know that really unhealthy country, normally pig out on all sorts of different meats

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        • beverly posted on April 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

          Yeah.. it’s popular with aussies to throw some sausages onto white bread and have some sauce and that’s it. It’s sooo good though!

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          • gilraen_girl posted on April 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

            Not true! What you’re describing is a sausage sizzle, like they have at school fetes and on voting day. A proper aussie barbecue has prawns, steak, sausages, onions, lamb chops and probably chicken, if not fish. I love a good sausage sizzle, but the world shouldn’t think that that is all there is to an aussie barbecue.

  • silver_crv posted on April 15, 2009 at 3:11 am

    interesting details from shanghai..
    thanks for sharing..

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  • gilraen_girl posted on April 15, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Looks great, but if you only ate sausages on white bread with sauce at Oz barbecues, girl you were going to the wrong ones! 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

      Nooo those are the best ones, haha! I love plain ‘ol sausages on white bread, with onions and tomato sauce. Mmmmmmmmmmmm

      Reply
      • peachietree posted on April 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

        Is that an Aussie thing? Serious question! I went to a BBQ held at a good friend’s friend’s house… they were two Australian’s and we ate only buns with sausages, which were fine but Americans, you know that really unhealthy country, normally pig out on all sorts of different meats

        Reply
        • beverly posted on April 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

          Yeah.. it’s popular with aussies to throw some sausages onto white bread and have some sauce and that’s it. It’s sooo good though!

          Reply
          • gilraen_girl posted on April 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

            Not true! What you’re describing is a sausage sizzle, like they have at school fetes and on voting day. A proper aussie barbecue has prawns, steak, sausages, onions, lamb chops and probably chicken, if not fish. I love a good sausage sizzle, but the world shouldn’t think that that is all there is to an aussie barbecue.

  • silver_crv posted on April 15, 2009 at 3:11 am

    interesting details from shanghai..
    thanks for sharing..

    Reply
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