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Chinese New Year Eve 2009

>> Sunday, January 25, 2009

Date: 25 January 2009, Sunday
Venue: Family house in Sea Park

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Chinese New Year is a time for families & friends to gather....and eat, eat, eat!! It's a time of 'prosperity' (shows in the size of the enlarging tummy), joy, & love :) CNY eve for my family this year felt a little quieter as some of my family members weren't around. This year is also the 1st year where we are celebrating CNY without my grandpa, who was called home to the Lord last March.

Each CNY eve, my family will gather for a "pot luck" Chinese dinner, where every family will bring one dish to the family house. Each year, without fail, we will have at least 2 'traditional dishes' :) This year, we had the sour cucumber with chicken gizzard & the lotus root soup. What I miss was the 'zha yoke' (stewed pork with black fungus in fermented beancurd sauce), which wasn't present this year! :(

Here's what we had this year... I'm very thankful for the 9-course meal laid on the table for the family [when out there in the world, so many people are living each day in hunger]...

Home-Made Roast Chicken

Stir-Fried "Nga Ku" (something like Arrow Roots...a mini version of it) with "Siew Yoke" (Roast Pork) & "Kan Choy" (a variant of Chinese celery) in Dark Soya Sauce

Stir-Fried Sour Cucumbers with Chicken Gizzard - family's traditional dish

Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetable with Prawns

Stewed Chicken Feet with Chinese Black Mushrooms

Braised Pork with Dark Soya Sauce *lip smacking*

Sweet & Sour Dory Fish Fillet (too much greens on top :P )

Dinner Spread (minus the Lotus Root Soup)

What else can be better than to sit down with the family for reunion dinner? :) I'm blessed....and putting on MUCH weight with the many blessings as well!! *wergh*

- Ruth


xxx January 27, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

Niu year with niu tummy, big big, round round maaaa :P

PerutBesi January 27, 2009 at 11:28 PM  

-> Alex: Ur the niu...so when I see u next week in office, make sure I see the niu with big big round round tummy okie? :D

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