I first met the Milan members of the group at an aperitivo late last summer. Since then, we've gotten together a couple times. It's such an interesting diverse group. We have among us students, housewives, people working in the fashion industry, travel industry, people from the consulate and government agencies, even a model!
There was a lunch gathering on Easter weekend a couple weeks ago. The setting was Mei Lin Restaurant right in downtown Milan just a few minutes walk from Castello Sforzesco. It is mostly a Chinese restaurant however the owner Mr Lau is Malaysian and so some Malayian dishes offered. I spied on the regular menu on the window dishes like roti canai and mee goreng.
Our group that day however had a special buffet menu prepared for us and it was quite the spread. Most were executed pretty well, considering. Well, some of my favorites are missing but beggars can't be choosers here.
- Curry Puff
- Poh Piah or Tipo Involtini Primavera
- Cucur Udang or Frittelle di Gamberi
- Baked Chicken Wings or Ali di Pollo al forno
- Asam Fish or Pesche al tamarindo
- Cereal Prawns or Gamberi impannata di cereali
- Cantonese Fried Rice or Riso alla cantonese
- Fried Mee Hun or Spaghetti di Riso
- Vegetable Curry or Verdure al curry
We spent a couple hours meeting old and new friends. It's always interesting to find out what brings people here. We met a E who has been in Milan for 27 years, N who's Australian but is moving to Milan from KL with his Malaysian wife and kids, and several others who came from as far as Genova. There aren't that many Malaysians in this country so this was a wonderful opportunity to meet each other.
Thanks to Linda for organizing this. Until the next time!
Mei Lin Restaurant
Via San Giovanni Sul Muro, 13