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Chinese New Year Dinner 2011

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 ……….

Snacks for 2011 Chinese New Year

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.

Bak Kua - Chinese New Year

It is not Chinese New Year if we do not have bak kwa (Malaysian pork jerky).

Yee Sang - Chinese New Year

Yee Sang (Jellyfish salad)

Satay - Chinese New Year

Satay

Crab Fried Rice - Chinese New Year

Crab Fried Rice with real crab meat!

Curry Hot Pot - Chinese New Year

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 - Chinese New Year

Tapioca Cake (Kuih Bingka Ubi)

Coconut Jello - Chinese New Year

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! 😛

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  • sharon February 21, 2011, 10:24 pm

    Love the pictures. Love the food….Love the friends who come together and eat, chat, love and share. yumm…yumm….
    Love the kids who make so much noise that reflects a real CNY like when I was growing up in Malaysia.

  • chinnee March 8, 2011, 8:06 pm

    *slurp…slurp* at your pot of HOT CURRY!! is it to be eaten like steamboat style?

    Yup! 😛

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