Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Chinese Moo Moo Year

25 January 2009 @ My Home

It was Chinese New Year Eve. I'm sure most of the houses are cleaned up and decorated with red and golden ornaments to welcome the year of Ox.


Greetings cards are not very popular nowadays. But to keep the tradition going, I still send out cards to my close relatives; and vice versa.


Some families would have lion dances at their houses and play firecrackers. In my house, there're only two mini lions my mom bought.


Just like any other Chinese families in the world, I had a sumptuous reunion dinner on the very last day of Rat. For as far as I remembered, every year I'll have my dinner with my parents, brothers and the youngest uncle, who is still a bachelor.

白斩鸡 (White Cut Chicken?) - a must

My mom would prepare all the food for the night, and all of them taste great!

Ginger Duck - something new for this year

Vege with shrimps - ah, some greens...

腊味 (preserved food)

Steamed Fish - 年年有余 (year year got "fish" abundance)

Chicken Soup - Smooth sail in everything (in hakka)

50 percent of the dishes were added the "smelly-vege" aka Yin Sai and all they bring out the aroma of the food. Mmmmm...

I guess smelly-vege-haters won't be able to enjoy this meal if they were invited. Haha!


26 January 2009 @ My Home

It's the first day of Chinese New Year! Usually on the first day, my family and relatives will eat vegetarian.

My uncles, aunts and cousins from my dad's side will come to my house to have dinner together. Here's what my mom prepared for the day.

Mixed Vege - a must have on every Chinese New Year

Mushrooms and Abalone - 包发啊!(sure rich ah!)

White Tofu

Fried "Shrimps" - It's actually fried cauliflower coated with flour [Nice!]

Hou Si Fatt Choy - Good things happen and get rich
[what's with getting rich in every dish? lolz]


"Mutton" Curry

Vege Soup - No meat used to boil the soup but still taste very good

My mom's the best cook the in the world. Her dishes never fail to open up everyone's appetite.

To my surprise, 90% of the food were finished up, after 2 rounds of eating. I'm really glad that there isn't much leftovers coz there won't be enough space in the refrigerator to store them.

With all these eating... I'm getting fatt-er and fatt-er everyday. Well, I wish you who is reading this here as fatt as me lah! Billy, out.

Happy Chinese New Year!
May the Year of Ox Bring Us Health, Wealth and Prosperity!
FATT AH!!


*sigh* more eating later for 开年...

21 comments:

samantha said...

HAPPIE CHINESE NEW YEAR, once again. i already wish you like how many times already haha. ROFL.

BTW, why no yee sang wan?

Billy said...

[sam]
hmm... good question.
We don't usually do the lou sang on the eve/ first day.
I think today (2nd day) I'll have yee sang at my mom's parents' house. =D

Happy Chinese New Year to you too, once again too. HAHAHA!!

leo said...

wow..happy chinese new year

i hate smelly vege lo..haa..so i guess i cant go ur house makan d..haha..

you mum is a great cook..even there is no meat, but ur mum still be able to cook a table of yummy dishes...

woot~ang pao ang pao~~

Billy said...

[leo]
hahaha.. u can come and eat.. but u have to take out the smelly-vege urself... =P

yupz, i always look forward to the first day of CNY... coz she will cook yummy vegetarian dishes.. =D

get more ang pows!! =P

deyan said...

Happy CNY + Gong Xi Fa Cai...
i can join ur party, since i am quite favor of Chinese celery :)

Wish you and your family have a prosperous year ahead, healthy and wealthy... haha

-siawcheng@joanne- said...

lol..smelly vege...i tot hakka ppl loves it?? u must be the weird hakka one....smelly vege is yucky~~

Billy said...

[deyan]
Happy CNY!!
Haha..
Welcome welcome...
Thanks =D

[siawcheng]
i'm not hakka........
i dunno why so many girls hate it.
My mom still say more girls will like it compared to guys.. =.=

-siawcheng@joanne- said...

only hakka girls like it...my aunts all love it....but cousins all dislike it...why a... so smelly...how to eat~~~!!!!! lucky my dinner satu helai of tat smelly leave pun takda....

leo said...

erm..i m a hakka..but i never eat this 'yan sui'aka smelly vege lo..haha..weird hor?
totally agree v siaw cheng..so smelly, how to eat ler?haha..

-siawcheng@joanne- said...

no need alot...just one tiny little piece from one leave u adi can taste the smelly thing....LOL...how "incredible" is that....

gio said...

Happy CNY William~~
so many nice dishes~~
i'm ok with the smeely vege wan =)
remember invite me nex time ~

Billy said...

[leo & siawcheng]
wah.. both of u can create a anti-smelly-vege-group d...
hahaha...
juz can't understand why people hate the vege so much... =\

[gio]
hahaha..
thank goodness u're one of the normal ones.. =P
Happy CNY to you too, Gio! =)

-siawcheng@joanne- said...

cos it's smelly ma!!!

Brother Bear said...

Smelly = Healthy

-siawcheng@joanne- said...

Some other things are smelly too but they are not healthy.....

Eugene said...

More daun 'wan swee' (That's what we call 'yan sui' in Peranakan)is nicer lar... Steamed fish and poh'pia must have loadz of those. Even the ever so scrumptious kueh pai tee also has loadz of those.

-Regards from Baba Lang

lclun said...

It's wangi vege for me, doesn't smelly at all. Anyway, better late than never Happy Chinese New Year ;)

Billy said...

6 guys like smelly-vege VS. 2 girls who don't like smelly-vege.

Anymore coming?

-siawcheng@joanne- said...

because those that support smelly vege don even wanna look at the smelly vege pic...so they never return to ur blog....LOL

CH said...

I am a hakka, and i dont eat smelly vege!

i can't help to agree that it looks good as topping, i dont mind eating a bit, but not the soup thanks...

Julez said...

Is the topic about smelly vege? Haha..Sorry Wills...but i just have to agree with leo and siaw cheng. Although if i dont see it...i still eat it. Haha =)

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