Friday, February 06, 2009

1st & 2nd Day Of CNY

The way we spent our first 2 days of CNY was very much the same as previous years. It has been a tradition of hubby's family to observe a ‘vegetarian’ diet on the 1st day of CNY. All of us have no problem at all in following this healthful diet especially after a heavy dinner loaded with meat and seafood on the night before. Moreover, it's only for 1 day.

Well, before I went to sleep on the eve I’ve thrown in some dessert ingredients into the crock-pot. The next morning everyone had a bowl of sweet ‘tong sui’ before leaving the house. We headed to hubby’s aunty’s house in Ampang to ‘pai nin’. It was so nice of them to prepare some vegetarian dishes for us. So we took our lunch and continued to hang around there, doing nothing but eat, eat, and eat….and of course, yak a lot too....hahah! I just love to binge on cookies and other CNY stuff there. Hmm, we didn’t take any pix there as both hubby and I were too busy eating and chit chatting away with our cousins. It was fun for Sharlene too as she got all the freedom to munch on the goodies placed on the table. Back home my sil cooked a few simple vegetarian dishes for dinner. We had our dinner and the rest of the time just went by so quickly. But overall, it was an enjoyable 1st day.

I woke up very early on the 2nd day of CNY. I was really worn out due to lack of sleep, but what to do...i need to get ready for prayers and then cook again for lunch before we travel down to JB. Both hubby and Sharlene slept so soundly when I left the bedroom. I had already started the prayers by the time hubby came downstairs at around 8.30 am. He took over the praying task from me whilst I hurriedly went to the kitchen to cook again. After an early lunch we left for JB (my parents’ house) and we stayed there for 5 days.

I shall tell more about our stay in JB next. In the meantime, let me just show you some pix of the 2 kiddos....

Sharlene enjoying her ‘pak cham kei peh’ (chicken drumstick). She’s removing the chicken skin and shoving it into her mouth! Gosh! She must have learnt this from Jasmine (her cousin sister) who loves chicken skin to bits. For me, I wouldn’t dare to eat it at all. Darn fattening!!

The 2 sweeties having their own dining area here. Due to lack of space, we have to separate them from the adult dining table. They were more than happy to have their own territory...haha. Btw, look how pretty Jasmine looks with her flowery cheongsam. I should have gotten Sharlene a cheongsam as well. Perhaps, next year :)

Last but not least, allow me to parade the CNY dishes we had on the 2nd day....

'Hoe Si Fatt Choy' which consists of dried mushrooms, dried oysters, dried black sea moss (fatt choy) and boiled broccoli. Hah, you can’t see the broccoli, right? Cos it was buried under the mushrooms.

Five-spice pork rolls ('bak kien') made by bil's sister served with chilli sauce and mayonnaise.

Buttered prawns with oats.

Steamed chicken

and Hong Kong Kai Lan with mushroom sauce.

Well, that’s about all. Have a nice weekend everyone!


slavemom said...

Wah... so many mouth-watering dishes. It's eat n eat n eat during this festive season yeah. :)

Irene said...

OMG, the food *gulp* its... wow, im drooling :p

Mummy Gwen said...

Wow...the food makes me hungry la...hahaha. So many good cooks there. :D

LittleLamb said...

nice nice...
the food photos u showed was not for day 1 right? since u said day 1 is vegetarian..

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

The dishes were cooked by you? They certainly look good!

Did Sharlene had her hair cut?

She really love chicken meat alot ya..for me, I also dislike chicken skin. I thought it has a weird smell and texture.

Fussy mum said...

Rachel: ya, all the food was for the 2nd day of CNY.

Joanne: Sharlene had a haircut before the school reopens in January.

Leona said...

I am reading your blog so early in the morning and I am already hungry now! :)

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