Monday, February 02, 2009

When family gatherings make you fat

Chinese New Year is always the period where everyone in my family will gorge themselves with food. A typical family gathering is frightening. But a Chinese new year family gathering is nothing short of horror. The amount of food seem to double and no matter what you do you just can't keep yourself away from the food. What a delightful nightmare.

Stirring and messing up the Yu Sheng while screaming broken chinese phrases is always a great deal of fun. Note to self: do not place the fish in the freezer.

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After Yu Sheng it was time for the main course! Being descendants of Peranakans, we had to have some Nonya food for the reunion dinner. Please don't ask me the name of this, I have no clue.

Chilli Prawns
Chilli Prawns! Seafood is a must for CNY dinner. Since there was no steamed fish, the prawns had to be included.

Roasted Pork and Char Siew
Roasted Pork and char siew.

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Nonhan? I don't know the name. My aunt did a good job for this though it still pales in comparison to my mother's.

Roasted Duck
Roasted Duck. Bought from some stall.

Leeks again
Leeks. Any teochew family ought to have this in their dinner. We used to have Fa Cai in this dish. But the spiralling cost of the moss and the environment harmful harvesting methods have made ask ceased to have it for part of the reunion dinner.

Chinese Soup
With fish naw, scallops, fuzhou fish ball, handmade meat ball and etc. Sweet? You bet.

Some other stuff not pictured in here. Dessert, Brown Brother white wine and choya.

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