Saturday, February 5, 2011

Reunion Feast For The Piggies

I had been huffing and puffing in the kitchen the whole of the Chinese New Year Eve , cooking these reunion dishes for the Piggies clan.  Sorry for not being able to post this up earlier , I was too tired and my brain just refuse to function the normal hanged and today the data center has decided not to malfunction thus this post showing you what I cooked for our  reunion dinner. A five course dinner plus one dessert....mmmmm I would say homecooked food taste much better coz it was cooked with so much love and laced with so much passion in these traditional dishes.

Read on to see what each dish signifies.......

Gold Fin Pomfret , steamed in sizzled garlic oil & soy sauce

Fish signifies ' nian nian yu yue ' in chinese , it means every year there is surplus of everything :)

Prawns cooked dried curry style 

Prawns signifies   ' he hee ha ha'  in chinese , it means laughter all the year through :)

Braised Mushrooms With Dried Oysters & Sea Cucumber
and Black Moss

This dish signifies prosperity  - for the chinese this is usually served for CNY, with lots of black moss ( Fatt Choy ) 

Homemade Silky Egg Tofu , cooked with ear fungus, and 
several types of  canned mushrooms and some black moss,
this is my Josh's favourite !  This has no significance...just an extra
for my boy :)

Fried Jicama/Yambean With Shredded Cuttlefish  - this signifies longevity if I am not mistaken :) Please correct me if I am wrong.  I am a yellow banana...excuse me :P

Enjoy and have a wonderful festive holiday,
for those driving back , please drive carefully and
have a safe journey back  :)

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  1. Wow, everything looks so yummy. Happy CNY! Did you leave a bit of everything uneaten to welcome the new year?

  2. Everything looks delicious! I love steamed pomfret but I am not sure if we can get pomfret over here. Happy Chinese New Year!

  3. Looks delicious ekin. We r having our reunipn tonight, bit late but my family was waiting for me to get back ...=)... Happy New Year!!

  4. Wow, cooking all those dishes all by yourself, sure it's tiresome and time consuming.
    Happy CNY and stay healthy as always.

  5. Wah! The dishes in the restaurants also cannot compete - all so nice!

  6. Elin, wow, all your home cook dishes look so delicious and like you said it also full of love! Wish you and your family prosperous rabbit new year, Gong Xi Gong Xi!

  7. Wow, Elin

    you did prepare quite a feast for the piggies! no wonder you are tired....I wish everyone a Happy New Year!!

  8. Wow, it sounds like good times, good food, and good family. Enjoy!
    Nice site and beautiful pictures!

    I agree, food made with love always tastes better!

  9. lololol! Yellow banana! I thought I was one of those (being UK born chinese)!!!

    Ah, longevity is supposed to be represented by eating noodles. & remember not to cut your noodles!

    Ah, if you eat dried oysters they are called "ho-see" which sounds like "good market, as in good business. & "faat-choi" is to prosper. So I suppose it's have good business and prosper! (I don't like the taste of dried oysters though!)

  10. Happy Chinese New year to you and your family, Elin

    wow...what a great feast

  11. Esther....yesss...cooked rice and some of each of the dishes except the fish :)) Wild Boar is particular about the chinese tradition :p

    Biren....Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too...haha these are dishes I cooked every year becoz of its symbolism :))

    Leny....thanks...not late..we have 15 days of celebration :)

    Little Inbox....yea it is but what to do is already a tradition that I cook at home...haha anywhere I love cooking despite the huffing and puffing in the kitchen :p served better food. Wild Boar doesnt like the crowd so I have to cook lo :p

    Sonia...hahah...glad to see you here. Happy house warming to you and Gong Xi Gong Xi to you and family too :))

    Chef Dennis....I have prepared the guest post. Shall be sending over to you on Tuesday...sorry for the lateness :p CNY took up most of my energy :)))

    VR....thanks for your kind is encouragement to me :)

    Lynne....hahaha over here in Malaysia if you are not well verse with the chinese traditions or can't read, they call you a yellow banana :ppp cutting of noodles and yea the fatt choy is for prosperity :)) Kiss Minh for me..he is too his laughter and such a happy child :)))

    Kathy....same to you and family. "Fatt Tow Dit Shang Nian Choy " :)))

  12. At first I thought it was rather peculiar that you made a carrot cake for dessert for a CNY celebration until I read your reasons behind it and it cracked me up too. LOL. In fact I made one immediately last nite and loved it. Thanks for sharing.

    Kung Hei Fatt Choy to you & your family.


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