An awesome pork loin dinner at Kim and Gareth’s

dinner kim

It’s a wonder to see Kim in the kitchen. She’s got everything down pat (even has a system for cleaning up dirty dishes).

kim kitchen

I was there for dinner on Friday, she had a pork loin going in the oven and I puttered around a bit in the kitchen doing nothing particularly useful until she sat me down in front of the awesome 55” TV with a beer in hand.

baked pork loin

Fruit of the loin. The beautiful pork loin with apple sauce. It was marinated for two days!

baked carrot garlic

Baked carrots and garlic. This is awesome! The baked carrots *looks* burnt and dried but it’s actually super juicy and wonderfully sweet. The garlic bursts with flavor too. Very nice.

kim potatos

You say potato I say potatoe.

buttered peas

Peas with slabs of butter.

yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire pudding.

kim dessert

Kim also made this dessert with molasses (?) – it had a bit of a crater in the middle, which I don’t think was supposed to be there but it tasted just fine.

kim dinner

However, the pork loin with apple sauce was the piece de resistance. I really enjoyed hitting that oink. It’s a good cut, nice marbling and tender to boot. The apple sauce does wonders to it.

pork loin

It weighed in at slightly more than 2.3 kg and the six of us (ST, Kim, Lainey, Fresh, Sin Loo and me) finished the entire pork loin. That’s about the equivalent of each of us eating a 400 gram steak…not including the other dishes.

That’s how awesome it was.

Glen Grant 16yo

There was Ben and Jerry’s ice cream brought by Sin Loo and some Hokkaido cakes from Lainey and we spent (well, at least me and ST did) the night drinking Scotch and beer. I got a bottle of Glen Grant 16 year old single malt and thought it would be funny to text Kim while stuck in a jam about bringing a 16 year old but she didn’t get it until several hours after. Picture nicked from ShaolinTiger’s Twitter.

Thanks for having us over Kim and Gareth!


It was a fabulous dinner and I totally enjoyed talking about everything from the good ol’ days of rave music to the murder of Canny Ong (I know right, diverse range of topics). We all ended up leaving at 8 am in the morning. This could be a start of a tradition, first time that happened was at Lainey’s birthday – just chilling, drinking and talking till the break of dawn coz that’s how we roll yo. πŸ˜‰

hb kim

Kim’s a *great* cook. A delicious dinner with awesome company, you just can’t beat that. I had a laughing fit twice that night, can’t remember why but I haven’t laughed that hard in a very long time. Then someone said: You know you’re laughing at *yourself* right. It just made it funnier. Fantastic way to spend a Friday night even though I only woke up at 8 pm on Saturday. Totally worth it. smirk

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38 thoughts on “An awesome pork loin dinner at Kim and Gareth’s”

  1. ppl that look good while in the kitchen? LIES ALL LIES!!! >_<

    loved having you guys around! lets make it a regular thing. i can't believe i didn't get the 16 yr old reference until so much later πŸ˜›


    • You look awesome in the kitchen Kim! πŸ˜€

      It’s like back in 2005 when I first met you, haven’t changed or aged a bit.

      Yeah, it’ll be awesome to do this again soon! I had heaps of fun!

      Can’t wait to eat your cooking again Kim. <3

  2. and thanks for the compliments about the cooking bit. you’re too kind for eating all of the failed custard. is that why you’re named after a disposal unit? hehehehehe ok sorry lame πŸ˜›

    • Haha! It was still a good custard, just different texture. Kinda like tofu now that I think of it. It’s still tastes good though.

      Totally should make this a regular thing, it was awesome fun Kim! πŸ™‚

  3. aaww..I miss mai superwonderfuls already! <3

    & yes, kim bb is an aweshome cook πŸ˜€ kept us all full until the next day omg. LOVES.

    • Yeah, it was a lot of fun, should do it again soon. πŸ™‚

      Well, I was hungry again at 8 am but Kim looked so tired that I didn’t dare say anything when she offered to cook breakfast. Haha!

    • Yeah, it tastes good by itself, better with the apple sauce. Reminds me of this pork and apple pie I had when I was in New Zealand as a kid. Got it from the dairy (kinda like a mini mart of sorts) opposite and it tastes savory…yet strangely sweet. πŸ™‚

      Well, I think once you go that big, you can never go back. 55″ is a whole lotta TV. πŸ˜€

    • Haha! Yeah, I had to concentrate to keep myself under control. πŸ™‚

      Awesome right! I totally had fun that night! πŸ˜€

    • Yup, they just got married, did their ROM and all that. πŸ™‚

      Haha! Sure thing, will introduce you when you come again. Kim’s a great cook! πŸ˜€

      • Hmm…I stayed at Cosmo Hotel, Mongkok in Kowloon, so it’s opposite HK itself. It’s very easy to get around though, with the MTR and the hotel is surprisingly nice for the price. πŸ™‚

        It was near peak season when I went though, paid HKD 500 per night, except for Saturday which was HKD 1,000. Thus, RM 200++ a night, which is really cheap by HK standards.

        You can get rooms for cheaper if you don’t mind sharing toilet facilities etc but there’s not a lot of backpacker type accommodation in HK.

    • Yeah, totally, I’m so hungry right about now. The pork loin was delicious and not being a fan of vegetables, I was surprised I enjoyed the baked carrots so much. πŸ™‚

    • Nice! I’m pretty sure I eat pork almost every single day too, unless I’m too lazy to drive out, then it’s all halal food, all the way. πŸ™‚

  4. I’m surfing a bit through your site (after checking the fireworks).
    Looks like we also share a passion for good food πŸ™‚

    Bon appetit,


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