Lunch Date with Wong Li-lin
I remember how the show Triple 9 made James Lye and Wong Li-lin so famous in the 90s. One pretty face, one handsome one, what better combination can there be on TV screen than this? That was really when I started to notice Li-lin.
Over the years, she gradually 'disappeared' from the screen except for occasional news I read in the papers. When The Leap Years was released on the big screen in 2008, I even went to watch. And the scene where Li-lin, the bride who ran across the bridge in her wedding gown, fully drenched in the rain, was simply beautiful.
And soon, I saw her IG video below, and of course, I did not hesitate to participate. Who knows? I might win myself a chance to lunch with her, right?
And this was the dish I submitted. Clean eating without heavily processed food. And you have guessed it, it got me the Luncheon date! I am no domestic goddess, so this piece of news really meant a lot to me. Yippee!
|The night before the feast, she posted the slow braised beef cheeks she has cooked.|
On boy! It was soooo delicious. The meat was so tender that it melted in my mouth!
If you would like to have the recipe, it is here.
Finally, the day came when I got to meet her face-to-face at La Galerie De Dietrich kitchen. She was cooking in style on her 3-inch heels. She looked stunning, no doubt. With porcelain clear skin, looking lean and fit, Li-lin, even at her 40s, still looked so beautiful! She has absolutely no airs, and she welcomed us promptly, making us feel at ease at once.
|Photo credit: Li-lin's FB Fanpage|
|Here's the appetizer to start the ball rolling! Yums!|
Photo credit: lynnlly.com
|Here's my plate, of which I cleaned up!|
|A shot with the star!|
|A group photo to end the lunch.|
As if a luncheon with Li-lin was not enough, I have also ordered her latest book (separately) to make sure I do not slack! If you would like to place your order for this book, please visit http://wonglilin.com/6weeksreboot/
If you want to stay connect with Li-lin, you may follow her on her website, FB Fanpage & IG account, and here they are: