I remember the first time I saw deviled eggs served on a tray at a party. I was only a child at the time. I thought it was quite novel and wondered how long it would have taken to make those individually. It looked amazing (to an newly migrated child from Singapore) but gone in seconds!
We never had things like that at our parties. We had soy chicken wings, Malaysian chicken curry and rice, many many types of Nonya keuhs (cakes that were mainly coconut based), satay sticks are only a few I can remember.
Being introduced to Australian party food was quite exciting for someone like me. I never had toffee, or fairy bread before (which essentially is colourful sugar grains on buttered white bread) red frankfurt sausages with the must have Heinz tomato sauce, oh and Cheezels! I still love Cheezels and to this day I still put a Cheezel on each of my fingers before I eat them then licking the cheesey bits off my fingers after, usually it’s when the packet is finished!
But getting back to the deviled eggs (which more an adult party food than something you’d find at a kiddies party) I’d much rather eat deviled eggs than a regular boiled egg but I wouldn’t go to the trouble of making them!