Monday, 26 October 2009

Chinese pot-luck

I know of at least one Chinese restaurant in PNG.  The restaurant is located in the town of Goroka, about 3 plus hours down a very terrible part of the Highlands Highway.  Terrible in that the road is one giant pot hole.  Actually, it is hard to believe it is the major highway across PNG.  There may be other restaurants, but if so they are no where within a day's drive.  Sometimes you just get a craving for Chinese.  So this past weekend Erin and Becky and I, along with Rachel and Jordan (the high school teacher and her hubby), descended on the Dooley house for a Chinese pot-luck.  

The Dooley girls were decked out in their Asian finery.

It is amazing what Gail put together for a bit of ambiance... flickering candles, fancy chop sticks, and name cards with Chinese characters.  

Scott had brought egg roll wrappers back from a recent trip to Port Moresby, so the assembled product made for a delicious appetizer.  We dined on beef and broccoli and sweet and sour chicken with sides of fried or steamed rice.  And what is a Chinese meal without fortune cookies for dessert?

After dinner, the fun continued with two simultaneous games of Settlers of Catan.  Settlers is a tradition around here.  Watch out for Erin and Scott, who of course were declared the winners of their respective games.  

What a great evening!  Thanks, everyone :).


  1. I love Chinese food. Sounds like a fun evening.

  2. wow what a feast! YUM what neat times you have there

  3. We love Settlers! We have had to take a little hiatus with little ones though since we are now too tired to stay up playing it until the early morning like we used, to, and playing with the kids around equals them trying to eat the small pieces, but someday we will get back in it! Enjoy!

  4. We do what we can to keep ourselves entertained in the bush :).