Friday, February 20, 2015

Reunion Dinner

This year we decided not to eat out for reunion dinner because there are only 6 of us instead of 10 (a family of 4 cannot make it due to work commitment) and those reunion dinner sets offered by restaurants are for 10 pax. As I had to work until 4pm on that day, my spouse had to do all the cooking himself without me helping him but luckily his sister and her husband were there to help out a bit at 3pm after having an earlier reunion lunch with her in-laws who were kind enough to accommodate her by having a reunion lunch so that she could have a reunion dinner with her own family.

Yee Sang from Grand Imperial Restaurant bought by SIL

After mixing

Below are the dishes cooked by my spouse:

Wild Yam ( Huai Shan ) 淮山, pork ribs, red dates, goji, small dried scallops soup that was not cooked with any salt but is very flavourful with the goodness of the ingredients

Blanched Choy Sum vege with fried garlic garnishing on top.

Steamed Red Snapper with tofu covered by coriander. We bought this fish at Aeon Supermarket for MYR18.90 nett per fish (not by weight). The texture of the flesh is somewhat like sek pan (garoupa) fish which is not that smooth.

SIL cooked the chinese black mushroom with chicken below at home in the morning and brought it over to MIL's house before joining her in-laws for reunion lunch.

Black chinese mushroom with chicken by SIL

Steamed waxed sausages, The darker ones are liver sausages. The loh bak is made by SIL's MIL. I did not eat from this dish at all.

So that was the home-cooked reunion dinner I had with my in-laws at their house.

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    1. Happy CNY to you and your family too!

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  2. Mun, you are so blessed, your spouse can cook so well. Happy & prosperous CNY

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    1. Yes I am. May you have a happy and Prosperous CNY too!

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  3. Lovely. We had a small and simple reunion dinner - just the three of us.

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    1. Simple and small with immediate family members is the best!

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  4. Wow your spouse can cook well.. All very good food.. Eat at home better, no need to rush..

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    1. No need to rush but need to wash up, hehehe!

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  5. Why not eat the lap cheong and loh bak? They're delicious, no?

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    1. I got this thing about minced meat - I always tend to think people would sneak some minced rat meat in them so I always refrain from eating food with minced meat, hehehe!

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  6. I love all the dishes. Wow! I never seen so much coriander garnishing on steamed fish before. Haha. That one thing about home cooked. You can put what you want.

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  7. Happy New Year!
    The soup ingredients sounds yummy! Must be good.

    Have a good bai nian!

    Kcan

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    1. Happy CNY to you and your family too!

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  8. How lovely that your spouse cooks! I prefer having reunion dinner at home as it is a more warm and relaxing atmosphere. But there are too many in my family and it is not so easy to cook for a whole battalion hah..hah..

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    1. We do not have the numbers to make it worthwhile to eat out. If you do, then eat out at all means.

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  9. So I see your spouse is the cook. He should cook more often since he's good at it. I had the reunion dinner at home too (in Ipoh) coz there are like 30-40 of us!

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    1. He wants to cook more often but I ask him not to.

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  10. Nice food Mun! :)

    RM 18.90 for that fish is a pretty good deal! I know sek pan (Grouper) is way more than that - I have found offcuts for RM 10 for about 100 grams but for the entire fish, it's quite expensive - not as much as cod, but we can't finish it so have never had an entire fish before.

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    1. Yes, I know Sek Pan is very expensive. There are some small sek pan around too. But this one is just red snapper so that is why it is much cheaper.

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  11. I tried Amway's Yee Sang this year and it was really good! Next year I will order again from the persistent seller (I am not selling lah. LOL)
    I miss waxed sausages and still love them! I dare not blog about how these sausages were made in China.

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    1. Hahaha, that's why I don't dare to eat waxed food item.

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