Monday, February 19, 2007
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
This is just a quick post to show y'all what we ate for Chinese new year's eve dinner on Saturday night. Every Chinese new year's eve the family gets together for reunion dinner, and we eat delicious Malaysian-Chinese food, prepared lovingly by my mum.
Loh-Bak: Minced belly pork, mixed with spices, wrapped in beancurd skin and deep-fried. Mum serves it with batons of cucumber and a chilli/tomato dipping sauce.
Kiam Chye-Th'ng: Salted Vegetable soup. This soup contains salted vegetables (available from your local Chinese grocery shop), with mushrooms, tomatoes, and duck maryland. Traditionally there is a pork leg in the soup as well, and you can easily add crispy roast pork or duck (from your local Hong-Kong BBQ takeaway shop) to bulk it up. The broth has a very rich flavour, and my mouth waters just thinking about it. Mmm!
Curry Chicken Kapitan: A basic chicken curry, with a coconut milk and onion base. My mum now uses Aunty Winnie's recipe, which has lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves added. Fabulous!
Happy New Year!!!