Monday, February 11, 2008

Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner........

It is the chinese tradition to have a reunion dinner on chinese new year's eve.....it is on this day that all members of the family will gather together to feast on loads and loads of food....some family members who stays far away will on this day get to see their parents or family members.....so it is always a joyous occasion for everyone......

A reunion dinner will either be many dishes of homecook food or a steamboat...but recently you can see many restaurant catering lovely new year reunion dishes .....a convenient fare for busy people and for those who want to spent more time with family members instead of in the kitchen.....i am one of them......i ordered a nine course meal from hometown ......a 'take-away ' full course chinese meal....to Penang at a real cheap price of rm 280......coz son R is working here.....here are some photos of the reunion dishes.....

the cold plate.....of a few varieties..............
the expensive sweet and sour fish maw soup.........
the sinful and delicious 'too kar'...pork leg....braised in mushroom..

the 'hock chiew' fish ball soup.....with meatballs........the fishball has mince meat fillings.........
this is steamed pork ribs with preserved spicy vege and yam in sweet and sour sauce...another typical hock chiew dish.......the meat was very soft, tender and juicy after many hours of steaming......

braised chicken....that nobody seems to touch after so much food......

sweet and sour prawns......this is only half portion....the other half was kept for son R......who was still at work......

this is a sweet chinese dessert.....steamed glutinous rice with sweet yam ...dried longan....peanuts... and raisins.

There is another dish of sharkfin soup....which was miss out by my photographer...... iris...but can be seen in the top picture......what a heavy meal for the 8 of us......there were leftovers ...which i cook into another special dish on the second day of cny........ in addition to these food i cook a big pot of 'too thor thn'g'...that is pork tripe soup.....will be shown in my later post....

6 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy yummy dishes!

Iris said...

ooppsshh..sorry i missed out that picture :)
Thanks for the lunch

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - yeah..too many yummy dishes..really put on weight already...

iris - y r welcome....thks for the photos...

Anonymous said...

Hi! I also ordered from the same restaurant but they gave me braised trotter with steamed buns instead.

Sweet Jasmine said...

anonymous - oops..i forgot to mention the steamed leaf buns...it comes together with my trotter too..

Hijackqueen said...

Looks very much like Hockchiew food wor. My favourite was the last dish but I attack the topping only. haha.