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Mother’s Day 2019

May 16, 2019

Figured I would quickly pop in and write about the recent Mother’s Day celebration before the entry get lost in my pool of overdue posts.

To be honest, I also felt a little bored writing about my travels. Just cleared my Bali’s travelogue, and there is still Bangkok, Japan, Europe and Hong Kong that I have yet to write. The amount of content and information I need to pull to write these entries… Someone, please send help.


This year Mother’s Day celebration was slightly different from last year.

Last year, we managed to surprise my mum by sneaking home with food and had a simple celebration at home. This year, my elder sister kindly offered us her place, and the plan was to gather at her house where she will cook dinner for us. Ever since she moved into her new place, it seems like we are constantly having and hosting all the celebration at her home.

We eventually ended up with a slight change to the plan. Rather than cooking, we decided to save the hassle and call for catering instead. But because we only decided on the eleventh hour, we didn’t make it in time to place the order online. In the end, my sister called them, and thankfully they were able to accept our order.

Our pick was Neo Garden’s “Everlasting Love” Mini Party Set. Priced at SGD 198 (excluding GST), the set came with eight dishes that were ideal for 8 – 10 pax. There were ten of us, and the food was more than sufficient. I believe we still have quite a bit of leftover by the end of the night.

Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering | joanne-khoo.com

Dinner was arranged to be at 19:30, same time she arranged for the delivery of the food. However, the food actually arrived early at 19:00 instead. Fortunately, they were housed in a thermal bag which helps maintain the temperature of its contents and delay the food from turning cold.

Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering | joanne-khoo.com

Here’s what we got:

  • Mum’s Favourite Curry Chicken
  • Breaded Scallop
  • Sweet & Sour Fish
  • Loh Han Vegetable
  • Steamed Siew Mai
  • Sin Chow Mee Hoon
  • Sea Coconut with Longan
  • Mini Custard Puff
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Mum's Favourite Curry Chicken | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Breaded Scallop | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Sweet & Sour Fish | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Loh Han Vegetable | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Steamed Siew Mai | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Sin Chow Mee Hoon | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Mini Custard Puff | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Pistachio Lemon Buttercream Cake | joanne-khoo.com

In conjunction with Mother’s Day, there was also a complimentary Pistachio Lemon Buttercream Cake from Neo Garden. I almost went to buy an additional cake. But my sister stopped me after the catering arrived / when she saw the cake that was given.

Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Pistachio Lemon Buttercream Cake | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Pistachio Lemon Buttercream Cake | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Pistachio Lemon Buttercream Cake | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | Neo Garden Catering - Pistachio Lemon Buttercream Cake | joanne-khoo.com

My sisters and I were pleasantly surprised by the size of the cake. We divided it into ten portions, and each of us had a pretty decent slice of cake.

The cake was relatively dense, and my sister finds the texture leans towards kueh instead of cake. Despite so, I thought the cake was pretty good. It wasn’t overly sweet, I could taste the pistachio, and little of the lemon buttercream. Overall, I thought the cake was nicely crafted. It looks pretty and tastes decent.

Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com
Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com

Thanks to these photos, now people are wondering if I’m pregnant.

I’m not.

It’s the dress, or maybe I’ve just put on weight. Thanks for the concern, even though I’m puzzled why people are asking because it honestly doesn’t concern them one single bit.


Happy Mother’s Day to the wonder woman of my life. Despite not being a mum myself, I know better to appreciate the sacrifices mothers have to make to bring up their kids. It’s no doubt one of the hardest jobs. I’ll have to be a mother to understand how tough it is to be a mum, but until then, I will just continue to be a daughter and show appreciation to my mum.

Mother's Day 2019 | joanne-khoo.com

Abruptly ending this post with an adorable picture of Eddie.

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