This year we celebrated CNY a little different from the previous years. It’s different because we were home alone for the very first time in 26years without the kids . We had an early reunion dinner about a week ago and it was not only a reunion but also a small celebration for Joanna’s solemnization of Marriage at the Registry.
So with just the two of us home alone we decided to have a simple but very cosy Steamboat for 2. Steamboat is also known as Sukiyaki in Japanese or Korean BBQ Hot Plate. This manner of cooking over a pot placed on a hotplate is good for bringing people closer together.Its ideal especially in cool climates as it produces a lot of heat over a boiling pot of nice meaty stock which is the soup base.This was how we did it with lots of our own favorite type of meats , seafood or specialty meat ball type of meats. Vegetables are a must have not forgetting 3 types of dipping sauces.
we had chicken tenders ( marinate with garlic oil and salt ), fresh sea prawns,
salmon fillets , bawal emas and tofu...
my favourite enoki and mini king oyster mushrooms, different variety of meat balls
and some yong tau foo from the famous noodle stall in old town
We had a wonderful time eating and wishing our kids were with us :p
A toast to a better year....peace , joy and happiness !
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