Chinese New Year this year was a pretty busy one because we had a couple of gatherings with friends to celebrate. It has been really hard to celebrate here on the actual day because we do not get a holiday like in the Asian countries. Instead we celebrated on the weekends and indeed we feasted! This was the food from one of the Chinese New Year gathering. Sorry for the lousy photos! It was hard to take photos when you are surrounded by people. 🙂 This meal was probably not a very typical Chinese New Year meal since we ended up with more Malaysian dishes than the normal CNY dishes. SOME of the food that we had ……….
Assorted snacks for everyone to munch on while waiting. Yes, we had to include goldfish even though it is not a typical snack. We had to feed a couple of little ones. 🙂 Besides goldfish, we have prawn crackers, peanut cookies, melon candy, fruit jello and oranges.
It is not Chinese New Year if we do not have bak kwa (Malaysian pork jerky).
Crab Fried Rice with real crab meat!
Main entree – Curry Hot Pot filled with lots of fish, shrimp, beef, pork, fishball, tofu, quail eggs, enoki mushroom and lots of vegetables.
For desserts, we had
Tapioca Cake (Kuih Bingka Ubi)
Fish-shaped Coconut Agar-Agar (Jello) (Nian nian you yu). The word fish in Chinese translates to abundance. So fish is typically served during Chinese New Year to wish for a year filled with and abundance of everything in your life.
Ok, that’s my last Chinese New Year posting for the year . . . . until next year! 😛