Chinese New Year is all about going home to one's family and enjoying precious time with family and eating all the goodies. Parents especially, are looking forward to see their children and their grand children and to have a reunion dinner together. Usually, the dinner will be held in the house where the parents live. In my case, since my mum is staying with me, my step brother and his family will be coming to my house for the dinner. My mum and I will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen tomorrow.
Here is our Reunion Dinner Menu:
lotus root with dried scallops and pork rib soup
stew abalone, fish maw and mushroom
stew arrowroots with pork belly
stir fry mix vegetables with scallops
deep fried prawn with honey roasted walnut
and sesame sauce.
and sesame sauce.
double boiled bird’s nest for dessert.
Did the above dishes sounded good to you?
What you are about to read sounded better to me. Our son, Nick tagged us on a video with this message to his Chinese friends:
"No matter how much you think you might hate your parents, know that they are ones that would always be there for you. Because at the end of the day, no matter what happens, they love you just the same. To all my chinese friends, Happy Chinese New Year. Remember to to go back home and tell your family how much you love them. ;)"
I think it is worth sharing the video with you all.
To my Family members, relatives, friends, blogger friends
and readers who celebrate Chinese New Year,
Quay Po and family would like to wish you all
Strength and Good Luck.
May it brings all these to you and your family
and more in the New Year.
For those of you who are still undecided what to cook for your Reunion dinner, I would like to recommend one of my mum's dishes which was posed in 2010 and it is one that symbolises all goodness for the new year.
Click o the photo to get the recipe
The egg roll skin symbolizes fertility.
The skin is yellow and
that color symbolizes
success and gold.
There is chili inside and it is red
which is another
more generalized symbol
of good fortune.
Put a little sugar for rich
and sweetness in life,
and the addition of cornstarch
makes the filling stick together
for family togetherness,
while the layers symbolize
the sound of prawn
in Cantonese is "ha"
so many prawns inside
becomes "hahahaha" and
there will be lots of laughter too.
(I made that up, haha)
Last but not least,
Chive for garnishing is perfect
because it's sound
in Cantonese is eternity.