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Monday, January 26, 2009

Chinese New Year Eve

What did we do on the eve ? Pretty relaxing.. the kids had a good sleep and woke up late, we went out for breakfast of roti canai and teh tarik. At home, the kitchen was steaming up for reunion dinner. We were lucky to have Ah Yen-soh cooking up a storm for us, so we need not worry about food and get ourselves busy. She has to prepare for reunion dinner and also New Year's breakfast of traditional hin-hua noodle. The maids (mine and MIL's) will help her with the food preparations and tons and tons of pots, pans, to wash up.

Kids having fun with the amusement rides at nearby supermarket.

Amber and her favourite Doraemon..

We prepared our own loh-sang. Very easy, just buy one ready packed loh-sang and add in shredded carrots, julienned pears, cilantro , pomelo bits and grounded peanuts. For the peanuts, I would suggest the traditional method of grinding with a bottle for consistency, you may also use a pestle and mortar but go easy with it and pound little by little.
We made our own sauce with plum sauce mixed with creamy peanut butter. Yumz !!

Our reunion dinner - roast pork, braised duck, pak cham kai, baby nga-ku and pork - wrapped in lettuce leaves (my favourite), sweet and sour pork ribs, mixed vege and pepper pig's stomach with abalone soup.. Yummzzzzzz..... we had enough food to last us for days...

The kids busy with hubs and his sms-es
Kong Hei Fatt Choy to all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May the new year of Ox brings everyone bountiful of prosperity, excellent health, lots of laughter, love abundance and harmony always !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!