Monday, February 15, 2016

No meat on day 1

My family members do not eat meat on CNY Day 1. This year, we had the following simple dishes with rice.

Green peas, corns (both from frozen packs) with carrots (fresh)

Stirfry various mushrooms, chinese cabbage, tong hoon, beancurd puffs. Fu yu (fermented soybean curds) is added on your own to your liking. 

Home made acar by my mother

Home made kimchi by my mother

Beancurd sheets, daikon, peanuts soup

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  1. I know my mom would approve of this meal...

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    1. You can easily cook the first, second and last dishes.

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  2. It would be good to eat vegetarian at times to build up merit

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    1. True, for Buddhists, it is good to build up merit.

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  3. Oh? No meat on Day 1? Never heard of this before, first time. I had a no meat day on Day 3, Ash Wednesday, fasting and abstinence from meat.

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  4. My parents also followed no meats day on 1st day of CNY.

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    1. When you were young, did your parents ask you to eat no meat on CNY day 1?

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  5. Same here, no meat on day1 too, at my mil's place la, hehe.. Whole day eat "zhai" only, but I did sneak out for McD chicken nuggets, hehe..

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    1. Some eat half day zhai, not whole day.

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  6. that was quite many dishes and kind of luxury too!! we stay vegetarian on the 1st day of CNY too, but only until noon.. we usually have simple fried beehoon and tong sui, after noon we can eat anything, haha!!

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    1. So you practise half day zhai only, good also.

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  7. Good way to rest the stomach from all the rich CNY food. Actually everything looks yummy and refreshing.

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    1. The sourish food is refreshing indeed.

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  8. I love acar! Never knew about no meat day on CNY as well.

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    1. Guess not many people practise this.

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  9. I like acar, the Chinese vegetarian dish and daikon soup!

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  10. It's good to go vegetarian ever now and then. Somehow my family does not observe the no-meat on first day of CNY.

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    1. Some years when I am with my inlaws I practise half day chai only.

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  11. Love the try the beancurd soup some day! Nice meal, dear! xoxo

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  12. We don't go vegetarian on first day of CNY.

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    1. I think more and more people don't nowadays.

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  13. Yo! It is nice & healthy that your family had no meat that day.
    Can you share your observations please? I am just curious.
    I love everything you ate!!

    My friend's family does that too every year but their reasons given was not logic to me to think of the less fortunate ones on CNY. I asked him why he had to choose CNY to think of the less fortunate.

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    1. Sorry to disappoint you. I am merely following the tradition that my late father left behind. I never ask him why he did this when he was alive. I guess my mother kept this tradition in memory of my late father. I ikut only.

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