Traveling Couples’ {Digital} Dinner Party

YOU’RE INVITED! Friends, foods, and table talk from travels around the world.

Hosted by @twoOregonians – ‘For visitors unfamiliar with the back story, see our #RTWdinnerparty page.’

meet and mingle

Hey.. We’re Gerard & Kieu! GQ for short. Currently, G is learning to cope with funemployment while training for a half-marathon. I still have my 9-5 to keep up with for another 3 months! Lucky G.

We’re Californians. G born and raised and I, I have Northwest blood running through my veins (even though my parents left Washington for California when I was 3). We grew up in San Jose, attended rival High Schools and met at a club where I swear G still claims to this day he won me over with his moves on the floor. Lol.

For more GQ fun facts please visit our bio page.

dinner specialty

Lucky for you, there’s a Vietnamese couple at this potluck!

We couldn’t help ourselves. We wanted to make a good impression so we called in a favor– our moms (haha). Not going to lie, they went a little nuts (They wanted for us to make a good impression as well, Lol).

Normally when we get invited to a dinner party, G would run out to our local egg roll shop and pick up a party tray. We would have been fine with bringing just that. But you know Asian moms LOVE to take the credit for a meal well fed. So without further ado, please enjoy! From our moms to you.

Crispy fried egg rolls with sweet and sour sauce, Peking duck with steamed buns, BBQ spare ribs and vegetarian chow mein. Oh, and the piece de resistance, because it wouldn’t really be a party unless you have a roasted suckling pig! Feast for a village, that’s how we do it.

Q: Have you tried roasted suckling pig? If so, when and where? 

We typically have it for special events– birthdays, newborns, engagements– you name it, if it’s a celebratory occasion, you can bet there’s a suckling pig at the dinner table!

(The picture above was taken from my niece’s Red Egg & Ginger 1month celebration.. hence the red eggs which G dyed. I help roll the egg rolls!) :)

table talk

Did you catch our big announcement last week? We’ve been laying low this year prepping for our upcoming big adventure.  Our last experience abroad was in Brazil & Argentina where we celebrated Reveillon in Rio de Janeiro and indulged in some serious meat in Buenos Aires!

We’re thrilled to report, we just booked our first one- way ticket

happy birthday!

We ‘heard’ it was someone’s birthday, JacknJillTravel, and since we couldn’t bring the sangria as promised (sad face) and well, our moms don’t bake (double sad face), we thought we’d make it up to you with (drum roll)..

A CANDY BAR!! (with store bought cup cakes.. haha)

A BIG happy birthday to you. Hope you got what you wished for. If nothing else, we’ll give you first dibs on the suckling pig! :)

Special Thanks!

Thanks B&T for hosting a fun and creative digital dinner. Happy to be a part of it. And thanks to everyone at the RTW dinner party for sharing your time, stories and more importantly.. food! Until next time.. Stay hungry!

The who-brought-what list.
@twoOregonians (Main Dish) Pacific Northwest Grilled Salmon
@luggageinhand (Dessert) Bougatsa: Greek Pastry
@backpackforever (Side) Migas: Tex-Mex Specialty
@CaptainandClark (Dessert) (ho-dduk) and bungeobbang
@twoyuppies (Side + Beverages) Burgushi & Napa Valley Vodka

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  • http://www.twoOregonians.com twoOregonians

    Wow, you two are welcome at our parties ANY time! Just look at that feast!!

    Amazing. Your mothers must be incredibly talented in the kitchen. (Good job on the egg-rolls, by the way. Haha…)

    We’ve never had suckling pig – but after your pictures and description, we’ll have to seek it out and give it a try.

    So awesome that you brought the Birthday treats for JacknJillTravel. Somebody mentioned something about champagne, too? Since I gave notice at work yesterday… And we have your ticket purchase to celebrate — the evening just keeps getting better and better… :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Haha.. Let’s just say there’s never a dull meal around here with our moms in the kitchen. 😉 I’m getting pretty good at rolling rolls if I do say so myself. Lol

      So many reasons to celebrate I’m sure another dinner party is in order soon. Thanks for organizing it. Maybe we should do themed parties next time! =D

  • http://www.twoOregonians.com twoOregonians

    Wow, you two are welcome at our parties ANY time! Just look at that feast!!

    Amazing. Your mothers must be incredibly talented in the kitchen. (Good job on the egg-rolls, by the way. Haha…)

    We’ve never had suckling pig – but after your pictures and description, we’ll have to seek it out and give it a try.

    So awesome that you brought the Birthday treats for JacknJillTravel. Somebody mentioned something about champagne, too? Since I gave notice at work yesterday… And we have your ticket purchase to celebrate — the evening just keeps getting better and better… :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Haha.. Let’s just say there’s never a dull meal around here with our moms in the kitchen. 😉 I’m getting pretty good at rolling rolls if I do say so myself. Lol

      So many reasons to celebrate I’m sure another dinner party is in order soon. Thanks for organizing it. Maybe we should do themed parties next time! =D

  • Tran

    I thought I was the only one still relying on mom for meals. We’re terrible! Oddly enough, the last time I had suckling pig was when I purchased it off a street vendor in Ecuador. For breakfast! Congrats on purchasing your first OW tickets. That’s brave! When do you guys fly out?

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      We can’t help it. It’s the Asian in us. 😛 Suckling pig off the streets of Ecuador? How was that? Anything like the ones we have here?

      Yup.. Booked our very first OW ticket and not going to lie, I’m freaking out just a bit. We fly out Dec 27th to Auckland, NZ! Where will you guys be celebrating NYE?

  • Tran

    I thought I was the only one still relying on mom for meals. We’re terrible! Oddly enough, the last time I had suckling pig was when I purchased it off a street vendor in Ecuador. For breakfast! Congrats on purchasing your first OW tickets. That’s brave! When do you guys fly out?

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      We can’t help it. It’s the Asian in us. 😛 Suckling pig off the streets of Ecuador? How was that? Anything like the ones we have here?

      Yup.. Booked our very first OW ticket and not going to lie, I’m freaking out just a bit. We fly out Dec 27th to Auckland, NZ! Where will you guys be celebrating NYE?

  • http://twitter.com/JacknJillTravel Jack and Jill

    AWESOME!! Thank you sooo much, guys. I love cupcakes and candies! This is so cool.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      You’re welcome! Figured you could use some treats after all that mountain hiking you’ve been doing. =)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      I couldn’t find fluffy towels.. 😉

  • JacknJillTravel

    AWESOME!! Thank you sooo much, guys. I love cupcakes and candies! This is so cool.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      You’re welcome! Figured you could use some treats after all that mountain hiking you’ve been doing. =)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I couldn’t find fluffy towels.. 😉

  • Anonymous

    We’re literally drooling over here! Fried egg rolls, suckling pig, chow mein, oh my! Let us know the next time your moms feel like having a party. We’re so in!

    Congrats on the purchase of your Oz tickets! We are so excited to follow you on your journey! Hopefully we’ll cross paths.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Hah. Vietnamese moms can cook-up a storm will not know when tos top sometimes! A tweet-up would be awesome! Looking forward to hear about your new adventure!

  • CaptainandClark

    We’re literally drooling over here! Fried egg rolls, suckling pig, chow mein, oh my! Let us know the next time your moms feel like having a party. We’re so in!

    Congrats on the purchase of your Oz tickets! We are so excited to follow you on your journey! Hopefully we’ll cross paths.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Hah. Vietnamese moms can cook-up a storm will not know when tos top sometimes! A tweet-up would be awesome! Looking forward to hear about your new adventure!

  • http://twoyuppiesandapassport.com/ TwoYuppies (Lyndsi & Marc)

    Okay, it’s official. We need to make this dinner party happen in real life… I’m officially having cravings like a crazy pregnant lady (not pregnant).

    Can’t wait to start following your travels when you leave for NZ on December 27th!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Seriously! I want what you brought!! Sushi with beef? You had me at bacon. Lol. Looks like we’ll have to put NC on the map. :) Until our next digital dinner, stay hungry you two!

  • http://twoyuppiesandapassport.com/ TwoYuppies (Lyndsi & Marc)

    Okay, it’s official. We need to make this dinner party happen in real life… I’m officially having cravings like a crazy pregnant lady (not pregnant).

    Can’t wait to start following your travels when you leave for NZ on December 27th!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Seriously! I want what you brought!! Sushi with beef? You had me at bacon. Lol. Looks like we’ll have to put NC on the map. :) Until our next digital dinner, stay hungry you two!

  • http://www.driftingfocus.com Kelsey Freeman

    This is such a great idea!

  • http://www.driftingfocus.com Kelsey Freeman

    This is such a great idea!

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